The final auteur I needed to research was Chris Cunningham. 

I already had an understanding of his style in music videos, having already watched the Aphex Twin hit Come To Daddy, in all it's controversial contexts. 

After researching Chris Cunningham, I realised just how much control the director has in terms of controlling and highlighting the ideologies of today's society. It soon became clear that he took everyday situations and exaggerated them, highlighting either the negatives or positives of the modern age. 

Chris Cunningham also likes photography, and in his questionable content and exaggerated methods, I think Chris Cunningham was one o
This week, continuing and furthering our knowledge on music video auteurs we began to look at other famous directors, Chris Cunningham and Spike Jonze. 

Today I focused on the work of Spike Jonze, looking at his various accomplishments throughout his career. I noticed that like Fincher, Jonze did not begin his reputation in the music video industry. He started out in magazine publication, which then gave me another insight to just how wide the media industry really is.

I found out the sheer figures of Jonzes achievements, in terms of the sheer number of awards and m
After looking at Michel Gondry, I looked at equally well known auteur David Fincher. 

I was interested in researching his career, as I had already heard his name from directing the fight club in 1999, a film a very much admire. 

I found that studying David Fincher highlighted the importance of having at least some expertise in as many areas as possible, because the media is such a wide industry, and he is an example of how you can work in so many different areas. I looked at the celebrities he worked with and analysed his reputation. I discovered Fincher is best known for introducing his own personal style to any work he took part in. 
This week we began looking at the work of famous Auteurs such as David Fincher and Micheal Gondry. 

I focused on award-winning Michael Gondry today and found out a lot about his various progressions in the music video industry. I found it really interesting to learn about how Michel Gondry became a director, and thought it was interesting to look into how his personal interests may affect the styles used in his work.

Gondry started off as a drummer, in a French rockband until he was 'scouted' by worldwide artist Bjork. He went on to work for companies such as MTV and directed many A list artists videos, and also worked with equally famous music video auteur, Chris Cunningham.

I think it is really valuable to learn about how and why these directors became who they did, and this has helped me to understand how a director establishes a certain style. 

This week I have been able to fully understand the impacts and effects of music video codes and conventions, and feel I have an in depth perspective of the stereotypical music video.

I think that now I know exactly what is expected of music videos, I will find it easier to abide with these conventions, or challenge these real media forms more realistically.

After looking at the technical features of codes and conventions last lesson, today we began researching the role played by symbolic features. 

We discovered the main basis of this was the implicit meaning created on purpose by the director, to convey necessary ideologies to the audience. It's about looking beyond the obvious and looking at factors such as mise-en-scene and facial expression when taking in the full effects of a music video

For example, if a women character was wearing a red low cut red dress, with red lipstick, bare legs and her lips slightly parted, it would seem she was getting ready for a party or to go out. However, the directors have included several attributes which remind male audiences about sex, 
Today we continued our understanding on codes and conventions. We were taught about the two separate elements included in most stereotypical music videos; symbolic and technical. 

We focused on the technical aspects of music videos, looking at how equipment and technology can be used to construct meaning. 

Firstly we looked at how camera angles can affect the way in which the audience see the character on screen, and looked at voyeuristic shots of women which could be associated with Laura Mulvey's male gaze.
We then looked at how editing with different paces and styles could also affect the audiences overall perception of the production. For example, a fast pace matching a fast song would create a tense, exciting sense. 
Finally, we considered the role played by sound, non-diajetic/diajetic, genre etc and gain