This is a selection of music videos which can be used as examples to demonstrate possibilities for student based production. Some of the schools have written their own song lyrics and music, others use existing material. Remember, making music videos does not have to be a complex process such as in some of these examples. Simple choreographed films or animations work extremely well. From a literacy perspective, communication of meaning is essential. Thoughtfully selected action, visual and sound elements working together to construct the message is the key to a successful composition.
Pixie Lott’s song Boys and Girls, performed by Amesbury School, UK is a fun example. This video was made by a school parent who work in the music industry to raise money for charity. Read more in this article.
Music Video I Gotta Feeling is from an Australian primary school,Terrey Hills Public School Year 6. The song is by the Black Eyed Peas.
My Home PI is an original music video made with the year 6 students from St Michael’s Primary School, Palm Island, Australia.
4A Rap is produced by 4A students at Fitzroy North Primary School, Australia. The music is performed by the grade 4 ensemble, and raps and dance created and performed by 4A students.
Caught In The Crowd is an animated music video made by the Computer Group (Year 3-7 students) at Marryatville Primary School, Australia, for the 2011 Primary Schools Festival of Music. Caught in the Crowd is written by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall.