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Audience: Over 24-35
"Wonderwall" is a song by English rock band Oasis, written by the band's guitarist and main songwriter Noel Gallagher. The song was produced by Owen Morris and Gallagher for their second album, (What's the Story) Morning Glory?. According to Gallagher, "Wonderwall" describes "an imaginary friend who's gonna come and save you from yourself." The song was released as the third single from the album in October 1995. "Wonderwall" reached the top ten on 13 charts, including topping charts in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. The single was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry and certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. (Source: Wikipedia)
I thought i would mention the next sequnce of shots aswell because i thought it was really interesting and i have actually used this technique myself in my AS coursework last year. As soon as the music starts playing there is alot of guitar being played. As you can see this is exactly the same shots as the very first one in the music video. However this time instead of a clown and a record player there is Noel Gallagher sat on a chair in the middle of the room playing the guitar. There is a sequence of five shots and after each one the shot keeps getting closer and closer to Noel Gallagher. It starts off from an extreme long shot and ends up as a mid shot. The timing of these shots is also very good. Each time the shot changes and gets closer to Noel it is in time with the guitar. Like i said my group used this technique last year when we did our 2 min feature film opening. We used it for our establishing shots. We had a sequence of three shots and for each one the shot gets closer and closer to the house the opening was set in.
Throughout the whole video there are alot of shots of the band playing their instruments but mainly of the frontman lip-syncing. There are single shots of Liam Gallagher lip-syncing but also single shots of the drummer, guitarist, as i have already mentioned, and cellist to name a few. These are all examples of the performance elements of the music video. There is alot of variety for these shots but the majoriy of the shots used for these performance sections of the music video are medium shots and close ups. This is because they want a variety of shots throughout the whole video and the concept sections mainly use more extreme long shots and long shots. This is because more is happeining in the concept sections, as i have metioned, so they need to be using more unorthordox shots rather than close ups for example. Its not just shot variation that is a common code and convention in music videos it is also fast paced editing but this isn't certainly the case in the Wonderwall music video by Oasis. This is because they have used an old effect to the video by using black and white and using clowns and circus acts so fast paced editing wouldn't fit in with this type of music video.