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Feedback From Teacher

This is our Feedback from our teacher about our draft two music video.

She gives us feed back which is going to be very helpful when it comes to us making our next  few drafts:

Good points:

  • Editing to the beat works well
  • good lip sync
  • good match on action of brooks hands on lucks waist
  • lovely shot of Lucy on the swing
  • really nice close up of her crying
  • mise-en-scene with the picnic box


  • start off with a close up
  • have more close ups in performance
  • continuity edit with error with the rose
  • close ups with facial reactions in narrative
  • cutting back to his reaction
  • more close ups to show connection and clarity
  • point of view/match on actions of her on the swing
  • get rid of the long shot of Lucy dancing on the balcony (as its badly lit)
  • tracking shot of them walking through the flower pathway
  • transitioning through the camera to the next shot of them walking towards it.
  • hand held canted angles when they fall over to get the audience to connect with them more
  • continuity doesn’t work when they walk across the screen as they fell over before hand
  • close up of dog
  • cut to narrative when she isn’t singing words
  • reaction of him walking away
  • make it more obvious that brook has left her within the narrative
  • make the moment where it goes wrong
  • use the lyrics in the narrative (look into his eyes)
  • make a more obvious link as to why she throws the jumper back at brook, insure the audience know it is his jumper
  • more connection between the couple
  • tracking and dolly of the picnic box and the opening of packs
  • running light motifs throughout the piece to make it come altogether
  • focus more on the idea of them breaking up
  • display a clear deterioration of them splitting up
  • make the story more obvious earlier on in the video
  • running symbolism throughout of the flower (he loves me he loves me not, representing their rocky relationship)

Music Video Draft Two Includes Narrative


This is our draft two including narrative.

This draft two shows a big improvement from our last draft. This is because we have included the narrative and also lip synced the music to her singing. This draft is what our music video could look like but it still needs loads of improvements:

Points that went really well:

  • Mise-en-scene
  • Lip sync
  • Editing to the beat
  • Good, aesthetic scenery

Points that need improvements:

  • More close-ups
  • Better facial reactions
  • Continuity

We will take all these things into consideration when we come to put together and film our next shots and put the video together.

Audience Ideologies

The song that we are using ‘Rather Be With You’ By Sinead Harnett is a R&B/indie pop type of music. I used to find a the typical audience that would listen to Sinead Harnett but I had to use Rita Ora as Sinead Harnett wasn’t on there. This has given me a bigger insight to what our target audience is and what their psychographics and demographics of them would be for our target audience. I would like my audience to have a preferred reading of our music video. We have put some symbols into our music video like the picking of the daisy leaves off, for a symbol of ‘I love you, I love you not’ this helps our audience to decode our music video and to be able to understand the music video more.

This gave me an insight to who the typical target audience is of the indie pop/R&B genre. I did this by using the YouGov website, the Demographics and Psychographics and the Blumler & Katz uses and gratification. The type of Demographic people that our audience would be classes as is skilled working class and lower middle class. Additionally, the psychographics of this type of music are mainstream and fun. Throughout our music video we have little hidden signs that they will need to pick up on and these demographic and psychographics are the perfect type of people to do this for our music video.


This is my dating profile that I made for a lady that would listen to Sinead Harnett, I made this to show the type of girl that would listen to Sinead Harnett and the different types of things that she is in to and likes doing.


Production Skills Evaluation 1

Throughout the whole process of creating our music video, ‘Rather Be With You’ – By Sinead Harnett and creating the production and post-production of our music video, I have started to understand and improved my:

  • Design skills within Premiere Pro when Editing
  • Cinematography techniques
  • My angles when Filming different types of shots

Overall this has helped me to develop my skills and also to get more confidence when using the skills, it has also helped me learn more about each skill I’ve used. These are some new techniques that I have learnt while processing our music video:

  • The more close ups you use the better, you could never have too many
  • Edit to the rhythm
  • making sure you have enough footage for both the narrative and the performance, you can never have too much footage.
  • make sure the music video makes sense and that your target audience will be able to follow the narrative.

Overall, I have also got more knowledge in my design skills from feedback from my teacher, this is going to help me be able to develop our video as we keep filming and editing it together as a group.

In this first screen shot I was trying to make the passing of the rose to the rhythm of the beat. This makes the continuity of the video better and also keeps the shot at a reasonable length to make the audience concentrate on it more.

In this second screenshot I was trying to lip sync her lips to the lyrics of the music. This was to make sure that the video looked real and natural so that it looks professional enough to be a “real” music video.

Shoot Evaluation (Narrative)

The narrative shoot that we shot on Tuesdays went very well.

On the Tuesday we all went to Scarlett’s house and filmed the narrative shoot. Scarlett’s house made it:

  • A unique location to use as no one knew where we were and no one else is going to clim there.
  • We also managed to get loads of different shots as we completed them fairly fast to make sure we got a range of locations around scarlet house and to be able to make the moots our time we had there.
  • Lucy and Brook worked very well together making t easy for them to co-operate with us and together throughout the shoot.

We have given ourselves a few targets to develop are whole video and also are directing skills and cinematography skills, which are:

  • Try and get more close ups
  • Try and get more match on action shots
  • Make sure all our shots are in focus
  • Make sure we have a variety of camera angles
  • Maybe retake the same shot at the same location a couple of times to make sure we have the perfect shot.

Narrative Storyboard

This is our group’s StoryBoard for our narrative shoot which we will be filming on the 22nd May.

This is our narrative storyboard for our location shoot on Tuesday. We have created this to show what we are doing and where so we don’t go off track. It also portrays what different shots we are going to take and the different camera distances that we are going to use. From our storyboard we realised that we needed to shoot more close ups but we didn’t place enough of them onto our storyboard. This storyboard starts to give us an invite of what our music video will really look like in the end with a few adjustments here and there and also what this narrative shoot is going to look like when we get all the shots we need. This has shown us what it could really look like if we get the range of different shots we need and also this has helped us to see how important it is to have a lay out if what is going to happen on the day of a shoot so we have a clear guideline to follow. We will also be re-doing another story board to show the other bits we will have to add in and also our performance sections.



Risk Assessment

This is our risk assessment for our location narrative shoot on Tuesday. This shows that we understand all of the risks involved with where we are going and we will be able to avoid and prevent the possible risks that may or could happen.

Narrative Development

This is our narrative development slide that we have filled in, we will be filming our narrative on Tuesday. this includes the beginning, middle and end of our story line. This portrays are amplified narrative of what we are trying to create in our music video. the slide show is going to help us create our story board so we know exactly what we are going to be shooting on the day. This has also helped us to be able to see and create the different themes of the music video, the different conflicts that are going to happen between the three of them and also the message that we want to show through the video.

It has also helped us to develop our narrative ideas as Lucy and Brook are acting as girlfriend and boyfriend but then that falls apart and Lucy “hooks up” with Liam but it will then end on a cliff hanger conveying their changes in moods throughout the whole video. In the end we will only see two people walking away from the camera as this will make the audience want to know what is going on and watch it again to try and work out what is going on.



Performance Rough Cut – Draft 1

This is draft one for our performance that we filmed last Friday. we put together a variety of different clips together from our shoot. we used different shots to show our wide range of different shot distances.

I found that we worked well as a team and we all took it in terms to work with the models and to also shoot the models, this helped us to create the content that we have shown in our short one minute footage clip.

what went well:

  • costume and make-up
  • co-ordination of the make up and costume
  • mise-en-scene
  • actors taking it seriously

what we could improve for next time:

  • make sure we know what the weather is going to be like as our actors got very cold in what the were wearing but it went with our genre well.
  • mak sure the lighting is correct as some clips were too dark and not well lit
  • it wasn’t in a set location as we had already planned for it to be originally
  • we need to make sure we shoot in a not so busy location as people kept walking infant of the camera and ruining the shot.

Overall, the performance went very well as we did get some good shots but some of them were ones we didn’t really like as its not what we imagined it to be like due to are original idea being in a set location, but we are able to shot our performance again as we can use Scarlett’s Ballroom at her house which we wanted to use in the first plan. this fits and suits are genre perfectly and should go smoothly as we now know that our actors fit perfectly to our genre.


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