Lecture #8: The Music Video & Class Critique

This week’s lecture is in two parts:

  1. The Music Video: Assignment #3
  2. In-Class Critique of Assignment #2

We will spend half of this week’s class looking at the work you created for Assignment #2. We have two scenes to watch: cutting a Dialogue Scene; and, the Bank Robbery. We’ll look at a selection of student work, and do an in-class critique.

Learning how to critique editing will be part of the focus this week. What are you looking for when critiquing the edit? How can we learn to spot errors in continuity, pace, rhythm and other elements we have learned about thus far? What is the difference between constructive criticism and non-constructive criticism?

To learn the art of criticism we will practice  on the Major Lazer music video which was shot in Jamaica by SoMe and produced by Iconoclast.

Major Lazer – Get Free ft. Amber of the Dirty Projectors


I will spend some time discussing the process for making a music video based on my own work on “The Lamb” for artist Little Scream.

Little Scream – The Lamb


Watch more Music Videos here.

We will also watch excerpts of Dreamworlds 3: Desire, Sex & Power in Music Videos