Myself, Megan Claydon, and Emmie Bryett ( two A2 pupils from Ilkley Grammar School, aged 17, are creating the a promotion package for the release of an album, to include a music promo video together with a cover for its release as part of an album digipak (CD/DVD package) and a magazine advertisement for the digipak (CD/DVD package.)

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Gothic Metal-

Gothic metal or goth metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music. Gothic metal combines the aggression of heavy metal with the dark melancholy of gothic rock. The music of gothic metal is diverse with bands known to adopt the gothic approach to different styles of heavy metal music. Lyrics are generally melodramatic and mournful with inspiration from gothic fiction as well as personal experiences. - Wikipedia 

In the 21st century, gothic metal has moved towards the mainstream in Europe, particularly in Finland where groups such as The 69 Eyes and HIM have released hit singles or chart-topping albums. 

In the US, however, only a few bands such as HIM and Lacuna Coil have found commercial success.

Typical Instruments: Vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums, keyboards, violins and cellos 

Him- Wings of a butterfly

  •  Formed in 1991
  • Released seven full albums to date
  • Fast zooms of tall buildings
  • Gloomy, dark, rain, thunder clouds connotes the genre
  • Inter cut of the drummer playing, this is from a high angled, connoting a crane may of been used
  • Flash lighting
  • Tracking of tall buildings
  • The symbol of the band can also be seen throughout the video, glowing blue, making it stand out 
  • Inter cuts of the singer, dark hair, tattoo's and black clothing are all common conventions of the genre, all very gothic
  • Close up shots, show emotion 
  • High angled shots of the band performing
  • Close up of guitarist's showing talent and ability
  • Wearing the symbol of the band, advertising them
  • Very dark settings
  • Lighting effects
  • Flash lighting
  • Editing to place the main singer in front of the buildings
  • Several shots of the main singer

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