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Narrative Development

Above is out narrative development. This is a document to show what we have planned our narrative to be and what we want to communicate through each part of our music video.

We have done this so we know our basic story-line and can add in our more surreal and expressive shots in between the basic parts.

I think this document has been very useful at pin pointing our basic story-line so we can add in our specific shots after.

Specsavers Creative Team Feedback

We had a man from specsavers come in and review our pitches as well as give us advise on what we could change and how to produce what we wanted to do, mainly on the colour spread as that is the main element of our music video.

When Lenny was showing us how to do the colour spread Sasha wrote down notes on how to do it to help us in the future as it’s fairly complicated to us.

Here is an image of our notes.

Overall he loved our idea as it is challenging and creative and we look forward to trying his technique out.

Test Shoots

This is our 20 second practice shoot at performance for our music video, This was filmed and edited in around 3 lessons. We did this as it was important for us to understand how much footage we needed and how to film it properly. e.g Filming the whole song in one angle before changing it to another instead of just doing a small section.

Doing this I learnt a lot of new things and discovered a lot more about premiere pro and filming too. It was a challenge but we had fun producing it and adding in all our different ideas.

What went well:

  • We used a variety of shots
  • We were able to add in drama using different effects
  • We had a lot of camera movement during shots

What to improve:

  • Film more footage
  • Have more fast pace cutting to match the fast pace song
  • Lip syncing was in time with the music
  • Have better mise-en-scene

Overall i’m happy with how this turned out considering the time we had to complete it and look forward to creating a more professional music video.

Pitch and Feedback

Me, Sasha and Haygan presented our pitch to Mrs.Cobb and she told us what she thought of our ideas and how we could possibly improve.

Whats good:

  • Including a stop-motion clip of hands around the stars face and stopping in a happy face (Image shown in pitch slide 8)
  • The idea of the star wrapped up in bed sheets, could be trying to escape or just in a fetal position to show vulnerability (Image shown in slide 8)
  • The hands scratching up the stars body with black ink all over to represent the demons trying to get him.
  • The ending, leaving it to the audiences interpretation on whether our star is better or not .


Notes/Things to think about:

  • Making sure we are aloud and can get Scott in on the times we need to film him
  • Being strict on costumes and telling our performers exactly what we want them to wear
  • Think about having a specific colour story through out the video
  • Make sure our bedroom scene has the correct mise-en-scene and looks right to go with our genre
  • Plan and prepare each episode and clip of our narrative that we want
  • Have things moving through a frame at some point of the video
  • Organize time, place and equipment we will need when filming.