This is our narrative storyboard. We created this so that we have a rough plan of what shots we need to get when filming our first narrative shoot. This storyboard is very brief so we will need to create a new one for the next narrative shoot as this one too short and therefore we need to do a re-shoot as the narrative has fallen short of what we wanted to convey so we are going to create a new narrative concept that will be more in depth and engaging.
Above is the narrative structure for my groups music video. This also includes how we plan to edit the narrative in post production.
We have chosen to edit anachronistically due to the nature of our narrative, we will cut to different aspects of the narrative throughout our music video keeping some order and rhythm but generally anachronic. The original idea of breaking up the door was to represent the star breaking away from addiction. Now we have added a new narrative that revolves around the seven deadly sins where the equlibrium is the star looking at all of his sins and taking them in and the resolution is the star cutting the cord to the representations of his sins.
Because we have chosen a rock song we will be mainly focusing our video around the performance, which is typical to the genre. This is because we want to sell the performers identity to the audience and show their emotion and relation to the song, meaning the narrative we include will accompany the performance. The narrative star will have a more visual and emotional appeal to get across messages of bad habits and traits and cutting the cord of his past bad life.
Finally, the narrative does not have a strict story so it essentially will just end where we feel it will be appropriate in the video. This is because we have invented the character to be quite general so it gets the message across that anyone and all types of people can feel like this.
This is our rough cut of our performance shoot. It has not been synced to the audio as it is just a compilation of our best shots. Creating this video was useful because it gave us a chance to really watch all of our footage and decide what works well and what doesn’t fit. It also made us aware of checking our shots so that their aren’t any unwanted objects in the shot like bags and other equipment.
Overall we all worked really well together, evenly distributing the roles of filming and directing between each other. Any disagreements on what worked and what didn’t were decided fairly and calmly.
What went well:
- Good use of location
- Good use of angles
- Good use of mise-en-scene
- Good performance overall
- Good organisation
What could have been better:
- More planning of shots prior to shoot
- Be more aware of what can be seen in the shot
- Better tracking shot
For our first performance shoot we went to a bunker in St.Saviours where we used many parts of the location to get different settings and so we could get different lighting and angles.
What went well:
- We had most of the technical equipment needed
- We had all of the props and costumes we wanted
- Good shots were produced with plenty to spare
- Good use of space and location
- Overall we were well prepared and ready for our shoot
What could have been better:
- We could have done a better tracking shot but we didn’t have the proper equipment needed to do one
- The Lighting kept changing which is beyond our control but sometimes affects our mise-en-scene
- In some shots we can see equipment that is not being used which runs the shot.
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This is our star image planning which is an in depth analysis of our star. This includes images from their website, album covers, Instagram posts and images of the band. Doing this helps us to direct our performers to behave and convey appropriate, conventional actions and attitudes of the genre that make up the overall meta-narrative of our star.
From doing this we saw that our star could be very interactive and friendly with their fans but they are also very sincere and passionate in their music and digi pack designs. This shows that our star is very enthusiastic about creating music for their fans and keeping them updated with new albums and tour dates. We have also notices that there photos conventionally have a black and white filter on them giving them a negative or grungy feel due to the lack of colour and vibrancy which can portray them as empathetic to their audience.
By creating this moodboard of compiled images of the band using album covers and posts on social media, it has enable us to understand the band making it easier to direct our performers to act in a similar way to help them fit within the genre.
It is important to produce a risk assessment so that we are aware in advance of the hazards and accidents that could occur while we are shooting, this is also means that we are more prepared to handle the situation if anything happens.
Ollie also went to the location the day before to meet with the owners of the site so that we had more of an idea of what could go wrong and how to deal with the cautions.
In a previous lesson my group had the pleasure of talking to a professional in the creative sector for the Specsavers company. We were able to receive some feedback from him about our practise work and some features on premiere pro that will help us during post production.
One of the key elements we spoke about was lighting, this is because the rock genre benefits greatly from the use of shadows and highlights to give the environment contrast and life. We were told a great way of controlling lighting was to use multiple light sources to cover a larger or more specific area. Colour was also another mention as light walls reflect better and give a more even spread of the lighting throughout, dark walls on the other hand absorb light and may allow you to create a silhouette of the performers to give them that mysterious unidentifiable image.
Secondly, we were shown some editing features that allow us to modify lighting and image quality in post production. This included exploring the features of Lumetri colour correction, video opacity and overlay, and the many tint features which added a grain on a video clip. He then explained how using each of these features in moderation can give a very dark undertone which suits the rock genre fairly well. A final word from him was that although lighting is important, we have to focus on getting a good amount of it and not overdoing each effect in the final draft.
Having received this in depth feedback and being taught a few new features that may assist in our final video, my group will be able to produce a more appealing and unique music video.
This is the production meeting agenda for our first shoot for our music video. It is important to create one of these so that everyone involved in the music video is aware of when and where the shoot is taking place and what they are responsible for.
This is our email to the artists asking for their permission to use their song for our music video. We are still waiting for a reply as their confirmation for us to use their song is imperative as it would prevent legal action being taken for copyright.