We completed our performance shoot:
Here follows many examples of our performance shoot.
Overall, we were happy with the shots we acquired as they were filmed correctly with a wide variety of coverage. There were a few things we could have done better:
- Taken a few more high-angled shots for better coverage
- Ensure everyone had what they were supposed to because an item or two were forgotten
- Make sure the singer knows all the words to a confident level
Here is our risk assessment for our performance shoot. This is necessary to be carried out for health and safety reasons, but also so we can anticipate the problems and overcome them more easily.
We received some feedback on our pitch from the Specsaver’s creative team:
- We need to get a clearer idea of what the narrative is, this may include setting out a rigid structure to be able to film effectively.
- We need to decide wether we should use 3 people or 4 people as our band, as this needs to be organised to make sure everyone turns up on time and in the right place.
- Find a more easily accessible location to use, as in order to use a place like the Underground Hospital would require permission.
- The idea of the lead singer being the main character for the narrative gained a positive reception as it is more simple and allows the performance and narrative to cross over and converge more easily.
- The post-production idea of flashing back and forth, however this is quite challenging to time with the music, here I have found an online tutorial of how:
Here follows a Production Meeting Agenda for our performance shoot. The purpose of completing this was to be organised for the day, so we knew what each person was responsible for e.g. costume and props. Otherwise, the shoot would fail due to not having/wearing the correct equipment.
Here follows a tweet sent asking permission to use their song, the purpose of this was to be able to use the song that we want for the music video and not get it deleted as I know there are copyright laws, which means that I don’t have the right to use their song for my personal use (the music video).
We completed this visual shot list to ensure ample coverage is collected using various different shot techniques, movement and angles, this would make the video far more interesting and exciting to watch because there would be a wide variety of differences.
Here follows 2o seconds of our song which we filmed and edited as a test shoot, the purpose of this was to practice filming and editing a music video, but also to gain some ideas of various angles and potential ideas we could use in our final video. We learned the importance of coverage, and how filming everything from various angles helps to make a more exciting and interesting video when it comes to the edit.
- Find a wider range of locations to use but this will be easier when we have access to more areas.
- Another would be to make sure all edits are to the beat.
- Ensure some shots aren’t shown for too long as these can become relatively dull.
- The end was hard to transition out of so this may need to be changed.
- Some of the quickly-transitioning flashes were to nothing (the walking past had already ended) so this could have been better edited.
- When the three shots were shown at once, give it a better background as the black is rather boring.
- A large range of angles and framing was used.
- Lip-syncing was in time and edited appropriately to the music.
- Fast-editing was well done and in time to the music.
- Fade in from blur was well shot.
- Get a clearer idea of what the narrative is
- Whether we should use 3 people or 4 people
- Maybe choose a simpler to get to location
- Make sure to get permissions
- Likes the idea of the lead singer being the main character for the narrative
- Do not over complicate the narrative