Test Shoots

Test shoot short music video

Positives from our first test shoot:

  • We linked up the lipysnc and the song very well as it is all in time
  • We got some good background settings which made the lipsync more enjoyable to watch
  • We included a few good camera angles

Even better ifs:

  • We included some effects to link in between our clips
  • The camera was in focus when shooting
  • The camera didn’t wobble when filming certain sections

Targets for our first proper shoot:

  • We aim to include more camera angles
  • We aim to have the camera in focus at all times
  • Include proper aspects of our mise-en-scene
  • Make sure the editing is pacier to match the beats of the song as the editing was too slow for the rhythm of the song

Lip Syncing Exercise

My Lip-sync

I feel that my lip-sync went well because:

  • I was able to match the lyrics to the song at the same time which is valuable as it looks very professional
  • The lighting made the quality of the video look better as it enhances the best features of the video
  • I was dancing to the song which added emotion

I feel that my lip-sync didn’t go well because:

  • Didn’t complete the whole song
  • I didn’t film for long amounts of time, only filmed short sections

The lip-sync is important for star image because it adds emotion to the meaning of the song which makes it more enjoyable for the viewers to watch.

Mood Montage

Storyboard for my mood montage

In groups of 2, we have been tasked with creating a 30-40 second montage which captures meaning using a proverb. Sylvie and I have chosen the proverb of ‘lost/lonely’ which connotes the feeling of isolation and being alone all the time, which is detrimental to someones mental state. In preparation for filming for our montage, we have created a storyboard where it maps out exactly what shots we will be filming and it is based in chronological order of where the different clips will lie in our completed montage. We have listed exactly what shots we will be including such as close ups, mid shots, high angle, ariel shots etc. which all are used to convey the meaning of feeling lost.

  1. Do you think your montage has an impact?

Yes I think my montage has an impact because I feel it grabs the attention of my audience as it has a powerful message underneath it.

2. Do you get a sense of feeling or story / relationship?

Yes, I think we get a sense of feeling of loneliness through this montage which is the emotion we are trying top portray as our actor does everything by herself and shows sadness through her facial expressions.

3. How does one specified cut create meaning?

    1. Please use time codes to identify the cut in question.

One specific cut from the montage which I will be discussing is the cut from her face at the start to the wide shot outside. This cut creates meaning as it shows how alone she feels through facial expressions and mentally, then cutting straight to the wide shot shows that she is physically alone in the outside world.

4. Is there a sense of progression or are you trying just to reflect an experience?

I think that we are trying to reflect an experience that people have gone through where they feel lonely.

5. Do you use repetition of some shots? If so, how do they help communicate your idea?

Yes, we use repetition of the tear drop falling from her eye to communicate how sad she is that she feels alone in her world.

6. What additional shot would you have liked to get to further communicate the idea?

We would have liked to get an ariel shot which is looking down at her from above, signifying just show lonely she looks and appears.