1. By Amad Islam
Music Video Idea – Camera works
The Weeknd Feat Ed Sheeran- Dark Times.
What you will see, what you will hear:
The visual style of the video would be constantly dark and desaturised in the implication of
creating a depressing mood to address to the viewer. The Long shot of one of the artist standing
in the middle of a dark road in the distance looking distorted then the camera will slowly pan
towards the artist, until it cuts towards the other artist with another long shot standing in the
difference in another road. Then as the beat drops the camera will cut towards the second artist
with an extreme close up to reveal his Bloody face as the artist sings the lyrics of the song,
spontaneously the artist will also be walking slowly down the road as the camera tracks his face
singing. The camera will then do a 360 degree pan to reveal the end of the street however when
the camera returns to the starting point it will transition to the other artist walking down a different
road, with another extreme close up to reveal another bloody face again the artist will sing the
lyrics as the camera tracks his movement.
The camera will then pan up towards a street light which will reveal a graphic match as the
camera will pan back down however the shot will be in a different street which will reveal the first
artist arguing with a woman however the artist will be screaming the lyrics of the song rather than
other words to create an abstract visual style. The camera will pan to an extreme close up of the
woman being frustrated as a reaction to the argument which will create the impression of the
camera being a first person shot of the artist, the woman will then walk away however as the
camera pans back round to the artist it will reveal the other artist instead. The camera will zoom
out of this close up of this artist to reveal that he is currently walking down the street with a the
same woman to create the theme of disloyalty, the camera will track the artist again singing the
lyrics until again the camera pans up a street light and back down to reveal the other artist
walking down the same road he started on as the camera tracks the artist singing the lyrics until
another 360 degree transition revealing the other artist arguing with the same woman similar to
the previous artist.
The camera will do the exact thing as before as the camera will zoom into the woman to reveal
her reactions and then pan back round to the other artist walking down the previous road singing
the lyrics. Then it will cut towards the other artist walking down the first road he started on
tracking his face while he sings the lyrics of the song; however, the artist then walks to the end of
the road to reveal that their roads have met and that the woman is at the end of it.