Does Music Changes What We See?
The “Where the Hell is Matt 2008?” video is a great example of the impact of music on images and changes how we look at it.
In case you haven’t seen this, This video shows him dancing all over the world.
TURN OFF THE SOUND BEFORE YOU PRESS PLAY. Watch it for a bit.
Keep the sound off and imagine a gigue or whatever music you would imagine for a dancing elf. Or imagine a rock and roll song or any other kind of light, humorous and fun music.
Seen like that, it’s a funny video with a guy dancing badly while still having a definite “wow” factor because he is all over the globe. Nothing to get teary eyed about.
But now go ahead, turn on the music, and watch the video. The music brings out the subtext, that this video is not just about having fun, it brings people together from all over the world.
With the right music, it now becomes an inspirational video that can take your breath away. It makes us laugh, it makes us cry, it gives us hope of bringing our world together.
The power of music.