Why Music Videos don’t get accepted for TV broadcast.
Television censorship is a very sensitive subject, which needs to be addressed appropriately, so as a music video director you can carefully consider factors such as content which could prove problematic, if not thought through with great care.
There are many reasons as to why a Music video can be rejected for TV Broadcast. However, below are a list of major factors which greatly affects TV broadcast censorship;
Flashing: Photosensitive epilepsy also known as PSE, if a music video includes too much flashing images, this can be considered grounds for a refusal, obviously because this affects audiences who suffer from PSE. However, this can be resolved by issuing a warning at the beginning of the video or ensuring that strength of the flash is corrected in editing process.
Violence: If a music video consist of violence, this can affect TV broadcast potential. An excellent example is the Ooberfuse music video-march of he Downtrodden-directed by Loraa at Budget music video. This music video was rejected for this very reason, it was termed ” to violent for television”. click on the link; decide for yourself http://www.budgetmusicvideo.co.uk/music-videos/.
Sex: Obviously, if a music video is overly sexual, then generally it will be considered too inappropriate for TV broadcast, unless you are aiming for watershed hours, which means your music video will only be aired at night after 9 o’clock.
Quality: HD is the best, you need to ensure that your video is of broadcast quality, when we talk about quality we are also referring to the content of the video, it needs to be interesting for viewers so that your video is considered good quality for TV broad cast. We are budget music videos always strive to produce top notch video of good quality with interesting content.
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