Music video shot length

Yuri Tsivian’s Cinemetrics is a fascinating site which tracks shot length in films, calculating an average and a median shot length. It’s fascinating to compare films by this metric and see their edit structure visually.

I timed out the “Wonderful” music video and you can see the results below. Want to see what’s actually in the shots? You’ll have to come to the release party this Friday or tune in live online!

Want to see what's in the shots? Come on Friday or watch live!

Interestingly, it looks very similar to the graph for Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance. The videos are very different tonally, but I was watching the Bad Romance video constantly during preproduction, mostly out of admiration at the craftsmanship. Maybe it rubbed off…

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