I was surfing this evening and found that MTV turned 30 years old today. It is amazing to think that it has been that long since music videos were introduced. In today’s music scene music videos have become common place and it is something that is expected.
When looking at music videos from 30 years ago there was not a lot of special effects or originality to them. They basically were shot with the musicians in one or maybe two different places. They were what we would say now as simple. Yet at the time they were creative and innovative. Yes they were cutting edge for their time and like all things advancement in digital filming have helped to push the envelop. I think that they have pushed the envelop to the point where if it is not creative enough people complain.
Where will things be in another 30 years or will music videos go the way of 8 track tapes and cassette tapes?