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Thirty Frames Per Second: The Visionary Art of the Music Video

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Music videos have radically changed the way we look at the world. Instantly accessible on a global scale, these revolutionary videos have reflected and influenced popular culture, fashion, sports, advertising, art, cinema, television, and new media -- as well as music itself.Thirty Frames Per Second is the first book to showcase the artistic vision of the music video ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Harry N. Abrams (first published 2000)
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Jon
This was a good looking book. The layout and stills were good, making this a cool book to flip through. The (only) essay was also quite good, laying out the arguments for and against music videos quite well.

The problem is that there's only one essay. The rest of the book contains biographical sketches of notable music video directors and accompanying stills from some of their videos. This is a problem since the book is basically using one essay, director bios, and a bunch of stills to argue for
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Tiffany
Mar 27, 2016 Tiffany rated it it was ok
Shelves: music, art, photography
This is a nice-ish coffee-table book about about music videos and directors.

It starts with an interview with Michael Stipe about R.E.M.'s videos, then moves into an interesting 20-ish page introduction about the history of music videos. So far, so good.

From there it goes into the actual meat of the book, which apparently is a 1/2 page on each director, followed by 1-5 pages of beautiful full-color still frames from a selection of each director's videos. But it's just so... not worth it. I hate
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Mike Bularz
Apr 01, 2008 Mike Bularz rated it really liked it
Music videos are often written off as simple advertising techniques, rather than the forays in film art and music that are seen in the gems compiled in this book.
If anything (or so the book argues), they are great experiments. When these videos came about, there were no rules or guidelines as to what a music video should be.. so directors often winged it, or, risked it, and created visual counterparts to express the emotions the music evoked. and it worked.
Ever since the popularity of these vide
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