STUDIO SHOOT 2 REFLECTION

Below are all the images we got from the shoot. Overall I’m really pleased with the images as they are simple, effective and quirky which abide our stars’ aesthetic. They are of good quality and I think will create consistency in the digipak alongside the glove images. 

I think the front on angle of the paint dripping down the bottle is the best framing and with some lighting and colour editing, could produce for a really striking shot. This one especially is my favourite.

STUDIO SHOOT 2 PLANNING

After experimenting with our digipak and the overall design, we found we were limited with images to edit. Part of the branding for Saige was the colours and the images we got with the toothbrush, representing the blue colour were not frames how we wished. We wanted another close-up for the inside right pane. The dripping of the yellow paint on the yellow glove produced for a visually intriguing and pleasing image. To mimic this with the blue, I had the idea to do the same on a clear bottle.

Here is our production meeting agenda and risk assessment for the shoot:

DIGIPAK DRAFT 3

Here is out most recent draft our our digipak.

Front Pane:

Inside :

Back pane:

 

Clearly we have a very prominent issue of the panes not fitting meaning we need to re-visit sizing which can be sorted easily. I do think that the albums general appearance is conventional of our genre and fits the star. To ensure that our genre is evident we decided to ask our audience to state what genre they thought it was between; alt indie, rock, pop, R&B and folk. It seemed we were successful in portraying our genre as they all unanimously votes for alt indie. We then also asked these same people to give adjectives that best describe the album. The most common words associated were ‘quirky’ and ‘experimental’. By our audience decoding this, it means we have clearly followed our genre using Stuart Hall’s Reception Theory, whilst also being unique and refreshing.

 

Some targets for improvement:

  • panel sizing
  • fonts on front and back pane
  • enhance colours and lighting on back pane
  • front pane layout regarding text

DIGIPAK DRAFT 2

Here is our most recent draft of our digipak, a lot has changed since the last draft. We weren’t satisfied with the general design regarding the font as felt it didn’t work alongside the photo to its best ability. We went for a bolder look and integrated the word ‘colour’ between the text, however placement is still not perfect and needs adjusting. We also dotted some colour on random letters on the back pane to emphasise the small pops of colour in the photos.

Front :

Inside left :

Inside right:

Back:

 

Feedback from Mrs Cobb (screen castify) :

Targets for improvement:

  • brighten all imaged to accentuate white and colours
  • sharpen images to look more crisp
  • revisit font size and stroke so not too bulky looking
  • change lettering on front pane so fit perfectly ? (experiment)
  • try inside right not photo of artist

DIGIPAK DRAFT 1

Here is our first draft of our digipak front and back panes. I’m pleased with the use of images but evidently the typeface isn’t working great at the moment and needs work.

(level 4)

 

 

The use of camera and Photoshop:

I think the use of a front on mid shot for the toilet images were great at creating an effortless and casual atmosphere that seems slightly intrusive but still with mystery and class by not exposing the face. This also introduces a curious element whilst grabbing the audiences attention with the front pain. Overall I think it’s very original and quirky.

Due to the simplistic and minimalistic nature of our album, photoshop skills were more intricate and less for show or overlaying and cutting many images together. We used various tools to enhance the image through brightening and working with shadows and highlights, to removing dirt marks from the floor for a crisper and more professional looking image. I also sharpened edges to ensure the white on white didn’t loose the precision of the image. On the back pain we also had to edit out a logo on the t-shirt and undergarments from showing out the costume.

 

Mise En Scene:

Our effortless and non excessive mise en scene is conventional to the genre and portrays our star as casual and relatable to the audience. The use of all white clothing alongside the white backdrop produces a fresh and vulnerable look that’s relaxed and not manufactured and over constructed. This then also further emphasises the random pops of colour in the props, such as the yellow cleaning glove on the back pane.

Use of DTP:

Although I’m very uncertain of the current text design and colour currently, I think it has been fairly well integrated. The simplistic sans serif font ties in well with the easy style of the album, the use of primary colours on the text comply with the colours we used in our photos so will accompany each other nicely. Colour is used on all text except the actual word ‘colour’, this irony captures the attention of the audience and invites them in with a light hearted and humorous feel.

I think the way the text is shaped around the image of the star on the back page works well and nicely frames her and doesn’t distract the attention. Conventionally, we also have the copyright terms in a small and non disrupting font in the bottom left hand corner.

 

SHOOT EVALUATION

We wanted to approach this shoot open minded to different props and other focus’s than just our model. Colour was something we wanted to emphasise through all white back drop and clothing. I think this produced some eye-capturing images that will work well of our digipak covers and potentially, website.

We think this will be our front cover photo, we likes the quirkiness of it and the controversy it spikes to encourage conversation. This angle is rather suggestive and odd but doesn’t give anything away about who it is or exactly where. The comical nature invites the audience in to the aesthetic and lifestyle of the artist.

With the stars face now visible, it feels more personal, especially with the eye contact. I like the slightly accusatory and intimidating feel of this .

 

The depth of field on this shot with the focus shifted to the glove and backdrop blurred creates a really interesting image, this low down angle is rather sinister especially with no face again.

 

 

CONTACT SHEET

Below are the photos from our recent digipak shoot on thursday. Generally I’m really happy with how the shoot went as they’re all of good quality and we managed to capture some varying angles too. I’m glad we experimented with props too to introduce a different dimension of focus and interest to the shots. We can also use these on our website.

 

 

 

PHOTOSHOOT/DESIGN PRODUCTION MEETING AND RISK ASSESSMENT

For our digipak photoshoot on Thursday, we’ve put together this production meeting agenda and risk assessment for organisation and clarity. We are shooting in school with a teacher present so the risks are very minimal so the shoot should run efficiently and hopefully we will get some high quality shots.

 

DIGIPAK COLLAGE AND HAND DRAWN MOCK UP

We created a collage as a visual aid and inspiration for the atmosphere of our digipak, using different mediums. Using various colours and lines and random objects we want to incorporate in our digipak, we have gone for a minimalistic but bold look.

Here is our prospective digipak mock up of what we think we want. This will be a helpful guide for our shoot as it captures the vision we have and the general aesthetic created.

DIGIPAK MOODBOARD

Below is my mood board to start the process of thinking about our own digipak. I’ve gathered inspiration for typefaces, design, colour, model stance and a general aesthetic and aura. Some notes are present above each image that are running themes that I appreciate or connotations that I want my audience to understand too.

 

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