Please use the navigation on the bottom of the google slide to view the 2 slides.
Mood Board- Above is my groups mood board for the genre Rap, we were given Rap by our teacher. As a group we added images that showed rappers, rap album covers and items often associated with rap music, such as money or jewellery. Whilst creating our mood board we made sure to show both male and female rappers and rappers from different eras as the genres identity is constantly changing. From creating our mood board we learnt that there is a great amount of variation between different rappers, many of them have different senses of style or image and find different thing important to themselves. The rapper Snoop Dogs image differs from that of others, his image consists of vintage cars, weed and simple style mainly tracksuits.
Post It Adjcetives- Once each group has dressed their model up and done their photo shoot, the models lined up and as a class we added post it notes to them. The post it notes have words on them that people believe relate to that outfit/genre. On our model we got Tough, Rebel, Swag, Extra, Sassy, Old School, Rule-breaker, Hip-Hop and Gangsta. The feedback from our piers suggests that the outfit we chose relates well to the genre we were given. Furthermore it conveyed to us that our outfit portrayed a older style rapper, maybe from the 90’s, rather than some of the newer styles in Rap. I think that our portrayal of Rap as a genre was accurate and this has been assured to me by the response form my piers.
Contact Sheets- We have 2 contact sheets which contain the images form our Rap genre shoot. As you can see from he contact sheets we tried to vary the way our images where framed, the orientation they where shot in and the backgrounds for the image, for example we shot in front of the green scene and a variety of outdoor locations, including some particularly urban stairs. We also shot in-front of a luxury vehicle as we though this is something often related to Rap or Rappers, although in the ned I think those images didn’t work as well as others we shot. Some images I like from the contact sheet are 3919- The stairs are a great background and provide a good urban vibe, 3931- My favourite shot with the car, I like the way that Amie is pointing at the badge and she also has a good stance, finally I like image 3954- In this image Amie has taken off the wool and denim which allowed us to see the tattoos and get some better detail on the jewellery, by using the green scene for this image it means that we can insert a really nice background if we wish.
Final image- I have chosen image 3924 as my final image as I believe that it use mine-en-scene to connote meaning the best. Amies costume features a sleeveless sheeps skin jacket paired with a blue denim jacket and a stripped top, black cropped trousers and some baby pink shoes. We thought this worked well because Rap style is quite varied both through time and genre therefore we decided to base our costume on something that may have been worn by a female rapper in the 90’s. This costume is supported by Amies makeup and Hair as-well as some props and accessories. Amies hair is in a high pony tail and centre over her head with hair falling down both sides off her face, we though this worked well because it is quite messy and often we have found that rappers appearances are quite natural, with them often choosing to dress down over dress up. Amie was wearing very little makeup when we shot, and I think this worked better because female rappers int he 90s didn’t wear as much makeup as many artists do today.
Props really allow a media creator top enhance what they are creating, we chose to use a microphone and a variety off over the top jewellery pieces to enhance the shoot. Large microphones are often prominent in Music in general and often feature in both promotional material and music videos. The final part of mise-en-scene that we had to consider when we were shooting is the setting, as we all believed this could make or break the images. Having to stay on the school premises made this more difficult, however with some smart framing we made its of the exposed concrete and staircases to provide an urban background for our images.The combination of mise-en-scene really allowed us to convey meaning to the best of our ability.