13th November 2019

Evaluation of DP Shoot

Recently we have completed our shoot for our digipak panes and this is my reflection on our photoshoot.

What went well?

  • We gathered a variety of shot angles and distances. This will be greatly beneficial for us so that we have a good amount of choice during the editing process.
  • The costume and mise en scene during the shoot was very effective and came across exactly how we intended.
  • All the camera settings went as intended and there was no delays while figuring out camera settings, this shows how far our skills with camera and lighting has developed.

What did not go so well?

  • We could have made use of more background to our photos. I think this could have added another layer to the photos which would have been very effective.
  • More experiments with lighting could have been interesting. Maybe next time try using harsher shadows other than just the soft lighting, this would have fit the figure better and given more of an ‘industrial’ feel to the photos.

What would we do differently next time?

  • More experimental backdrop.
  • Greater use of colour in the photos, this would have given us more options other than just gray scale.

16th October 2019

Digipak Draft 2

Front Pane:

Back Pane:

Inside Front:

Inside Back:

Targets For improvement:

  • We want to try adding some more colour to a few of the panes as we feel this will bring it closer to the target genre.
  • Refine some small adjustments such as making text readable and in the perfect place. For example the songs around the back could be better organised for reading.
  • Adding some more creative techniques to fill spaces and expand our range of elements on the panes, things such as patterns or textures other than just blocked colour for background details.

4th October 2019

Digipack Draft 1

Here is my self evaluation of our first digipack draft. We have added a level to each area to show what level we are working at.

25th September 2019

Contact Sheet

This is the contact sheet for our recent Digipak photoshoot. Most of the photos came out successful and we are overall pleased with the outcome from this shoot. Some photos look very similar because we may have been adjusting lighting or camera settings to get the best possible shot for the Digipak.

24th September 2019

Photoshoot Production Meeting and Risk Assessment

Here is our production meeting agenda for our photoshoot. We have made this so that we understand what is needed on the shoot day and mistakes will be minimal.

Production Meeting Agenda:

Risk Assessment:

 

 

24th September 2019

Digipak Mood-boards

This is my mood-board which I made on padlet.com where I hand selected images that describe my desired outcome through composition, mise en scene and colours. This helps me understand trends and differences within genres. The theory is that all media within a genre have the same style to their products, whether this be tour poster, album cover or promo photos. For each image I have titled why I have selected it.

 

Made with Padlet
23rd September 2019

Digipak Collage and Hand Drawn Mock Up

To aid our understanding in digipak conventions we looked at album artwork from our selected genre and applied that into a collage inspired by what we saw. We realised that all album artworks from the same genre use similar colour palettes and compositions. For our collage we included lots of earth tones and rough edges to simulate the punk aesthetic, furthermore we added some images of objects which are known for being punk such as denim jackets, converse and smashed guitars. This collage gives a sense of what to aim for when designing album artwork of our own.

Hand drawn mock ups:

This is a brief idea of our concept for the border with the image in the centre and title across the top.

This pane shows the back of the stars head with song names surrounding inside the border and merging the frame and image together.

21st September 2019

Digipak Conventions Analysis

Below is our analysis of a published Digipak. The album is “Joy as an act of resistance” by the band IDLES. The band is a punk rock band from the UK. This is important to know as you can analyze how they have used conventions within the album artwork. I chose this album because it is a very similar genre to the music which we are making our video and digital for.

I looked at the way they used images, text ,colour and connotations within the product. This gives me a good idea of how to adapt my own product to perfectly align with the genre conventions or defy conventions.