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Evaluation of Shoot

Our shoot was quite manic! Although we had a clear plan of where we wanted to go, what we were doing and how we were getting there we still managed to get lost! Although our plans were originally to go to Fort Richmond we ended up going to a nearby forest called the get as it still had the correct mise-en-scene and we were running short for time.

I was in charge of bringing the props, Sasha and Haygan were in charge of the equipment and Sam, who was one of the models was in charge of picking us up and taking us to our wanted location.

When we arrived at the location we immediately found a good spot for our shoot and started straight away as we were pushed for time. We managed to get some really amazing images from it that supported our genre quite well.

Here are some of the images we managed to get of us working away!

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Digipak Draft 1

We have finished our digipak and are all very happy with how it finally turned out. It took a lot of trail and error but we are finally done and ready to move onto the next project.

After analyzing our screen castify from our teacher we created a list improvements we needed to make.

  • Change fonts
  • Change the colour scheme so everything look as one and together
  • Change the name of the album and band
  • Change the title to be more relevant
  • Add in finishing touches e.g. Bar code, copy write ect

Here is the final product:

Front Page:

Inside left:

Inside right:

Back cover:

Evaluation of Web Design Application

When creating our website we decided to use wix.com as it was easy to use and we could import and insert anything we wanted and were free to design everything as we wanted easily.

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The most useful option in my opinion was the “My uploads” option as this is what allowed us to insert our own images and pre-made things such as our music insert when you enter the home page. For us the major thing that this allowed us to do was the slow motion video in the background as it looked very professional and conventional for our genre.

Website – Previous Student Work

For my websites previous students work i will analyse “The XX”, I chose this one so we could take some notes and tips from this website. I was drawn to this for it’s simplistic style and major video.

The first thing I notice on the website is the instant video of their latest song which is attractive and draws me in straight away. This is  definitely something I would like to cooperate into my music website as it immediately informs the audience what genre of music this band creates and what they’re music is like. The colour scheme of this website is very conventional for the genre and style of music.

I like the background because although it a simple yet slightly busy, because of the soft colour scheme it doesn’t distract from the main attraction being the instant video and panels.

One of my favorite additions that this website has is a gallery of their artists, this allows the audience to connect more with the artists and see the more personal side to their life rather than public.

The final area that I loved and will definitely incorporate in my own website is the merchandise page as this allows the audience to reinforce their personal identity and also promoting their brand. Another way they do this is trough the social media links allowing the audience to follow and share content from the artist.

Overall I think this website is very professional looking and easy to navigate.

Feedback and Reflection on Draft 3

Feedback from Erin Harris and Mrs.Cobb:

Strong Points:

.Good border, makes page more interesting

. leg gives a leading line to the insert, rule of thirds

. Strong header, the transparency give a cool effect

 

Improvements:

. Add in the photography credit

. Add a caption on the insert

. Remove text box next to face

. Make the page number smaller

. Add a background, pastel purple with a gradient could work well

 

To improve my double page spread I will add in the extra details that are needed to make my page more interesting and also remove certain items like text boxes to make the page look more clear and readable.

 

 

Web Page Draft 1 and Final Draft – What Has Changed?

This is our final draft of our website. I am very happy with how this has turned out, I loved designing all the separate pages and improving the website overall after each draft.

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After we had shown this draft around to a few people, these are the final tweaks we will consider to finish our website after getting the feedback:

  • Change “shows” to concerts) – In drop down navigation bar.
  • “Contacts” should come before “merch” in the drop down navigation bar.
  • Previous albums should be changed to discography.
  • Change the boom town image – It wasn’t our own
  • Show the digipak cover on the home page

Flow Chart and Preferred Templates

After a lot of research on the conventions of a website and general website layouts, my group and I created this flowchart on what we want on our website and what we want it to be displayed like. This is only a draft as we may change things along the way depending on how they look.

We are using wix.com to create our website as they come with helpful templates and allow lot’s of freedom and creativity when producing the website.

The template we chose is called “Music Venue” as shown below because it shows space for a large image on the home page and is very conventional for our indie rock genre.

 

Web Page Conventions

This is our analysis of the tame impala website. We chose this website because it is very conventional for an indie rock bands website, matching our genre.

I personally loved the colour palette of choice in this website and felt that i haven’t seen a website like this before as id is very unique. Analyzing this website will allow us to see what a professional indie rock website looks like and will also give us some ideas we might be able to incorporate in our own.

Screen Castify:

Our Script:

Production Skills Evaluation 1

When we filmed our performance shoot our lighting wasn’t the best so this resulted in some grainy, low light and orange toned shots. We didn’t want this as it made our shots look very bad quality and not like our genre at all. To fix this I had to figure out how to colour correct to brighten up my shots and take away some of the orange tinge. Although I couldn’t make it perfect i definitely tried my best and did make a difference.

I went onto the colour panel and onto lumetri colour to look and experiment with my options.

I ended up using a mixture of curves and colour wheels to get the right balance of colour and brightness that i needed to make the clips look more professional.

Overall this really improved our shots and made them look a lot brighter and natural toned as well as professional ultimately making the whole video more clear and skillful.