The popular Korean genre has established a striking production of music videos as one of its features. From renting expensive studios to traveling overseas to shoot the music video scene to using chroma keys and computer-generated imagery, it’s all in an effort to provide fans with world-class releases every debut and season.
However, despite the advances in technology in video editing, some K-pop music videos delighted fans with how they turned down the green screens!
Here are K-pop music videos that use no CGI to create a realistic setting:
1. “God’s Menu” by Stray Kids
On the first studio album of Stray Kids, “GO Live”, stalwarts from JYP Entertainment included “God’s Menu” as the title track. The piece was created with the hope of 3RACHA to combine various instruments with modern and intense hip-hop sounds.
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In the music video, STAYs are amazed at how JYP Entertainment allocated the budget to produce God’s Menu, using raw, rough eyes and unusual graffiti effects to bring breathtaking visual expression.
When the backstage of the music video was released, STAYs praised Hyunjin’s bravery to shoot while speedster vehicles surrounded him.
You can watch behind the scenes here.
2. “On earth” Rosé
When the official BLACKPINK YouTube channel shared the backstage of this music video, lead singer BLACKPINK shared that her experience shooting this music video was an unforgettable encounter.
The Korean-Australian singer mentioned that the scene where she ran through the fireworks was “one of the scariest yet exciting experiences” of her life.
(Photo: Lisa on Instagram)
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Therefore, when she saw the results of her hard work, the singer of “On the Ground” was very grateful, especially to the BLINKS, who became her support system.
Beyond the fireworks scenery, many scenes in the music video demonstrated how YG Entertainment was raising the bar for audiovisual productions.
Here you can see how Rosé stood up to fireworks:
3. “False love” BTS
In the video for “Fake Love,” BTS launched an action-packed story. BTS lead dancer and vocalist Jimin said the video was “trauma”. Therefore, when the boys were immersed in a shooting location that did not have a green screen, the group’s maknae, Jungkook, expressed that despite being nervous about the action scenes, he was pleased with the results.
(Photo: Twitter: @btsyoutubedata) BTS fake love
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From the pouring water and the burning fire, fans praised BTS as creatively portraying “trauma” in the music video. The BTS RM leader also praised the music video as it turned out well.
Watch BTS shoot “Fake Love” here:
4. “Still Life” by BIGBANG
Despite the lack of an official behind-the-scenes video, some YG Entertainment employees revealed some behind-the-scenes photos while filming BIGBANG’s “Still Life”. The VIPs were excited about this track as it marked the band’s return after a four-year hiatus.
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(Photo: Twitter: @YG_GlobalVIP)
LARGE still life
In solidifying its position as a legendary K-pop boy group, all the backgrounds and props used in the set embodied intricacy and delicacy as they were built without the aid of computer-generated imagery.
From Taeyang’s garden scene to the TOP snow segment, fans are impressed with how YG Entertainment spent a huge sum of money on one of 2022’s most anticipated returns.
Check out this video.
5. “Playing with fire” BLACKPINK
In this music video, the BLINKs witnessed the epic and burning aspect of the girly quartet.
With YG Entertainment sitting on the throne of audiovisual production, it is one of the company’s runners-up when it comes to talking about music videos without the aid of green screens, especially during bold and fiery scenes.
(Photo: Blackpink Instagram)
Regardless of the professionalism of the girls, when they shot the fire scenes, you could see in the behind-the-scenes shots that the members were having fun teasing each other and singing a song while filming.
Watch the backstage here.
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With a script by Sophia Carson