On 11th May 2018, we went to Cows-horn for our first filming day where we gathered lots of footage with varieties of shots
What went well
Actor got into character and exceeded our expectations
Location had lots of different heights which benefited us
Clear lip syncing even though it doesn’t match yet
Used different camera angles and shot types: close up, wide shot, low angles
Used camera techniques: Tracking shot, and pan
What didn’t go so well
Lyrics wern’t clearly known- need words written down next time
Needed another band member
Environment was against as it was windy making us needing to adapt to it
Targets to aid improvement
Another band member which will help convey the narrative accross
Boards with the words clearly written down on them and get the actor to look over the song more before hand
Use more instruments
Still need to get plenty more footage to cover all aspects of the song
Photos from filming on the day
Here we are running through a section of our music video without the camera running to make sure the actors knew what they were doing and to check we had the camera positioned in the correct place. This was effective as everyone knew clearly what everyone else as well as themselves are doing without the additional pressure.
Here is our rough cut of our music video. This is not edited to sync with the lyrics. This enabled us to understand if we had enough footage to be able to last the whole song. This was helpful as we were able to find out we wanted more at different locations and more different heights involved.
Choosing two music videos of different themes I have done a close detailed analyse of what music videos are about. This has enabled me to think wider when thinking about my own music video and some underlying things you don’t initially think about when creating a music video.
Here I have analysed different music videos learning about how they’re structured, detailed and length.
This task has enabled me to learn about all the types of music videos and how they are produced. I know the right length of a music videos and how much of a mixture of narrative and performance of each video. I also looked into different type of genres this enabled me to identify how each genre uses actors in their music video and how they’re able to convey a story through a song across by just the acting. Also looking into the mise en scene I have noticed the biggest factor is the lighting and this shows what the emotions in the videos are. Finally learning new terms such as Disjunctive, Amplification and Illustration I was able to analyse how much the words sung related to the music video.
Using the story board shown below i have drawn within each box how a shot will be shown. This is used to allow the shot to run more smoothly.
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Here I have filmed a montage of a typical school day.
Using the assessment criteria I have made sure I have followed the following 3 points:
Holding a steady shot – To ensure my shots were steady I used a tri-pod in every shot, this also enabled me to do different type of shots from different heights and angles.
Framing a shot – making sure my model was the main focus and central of most shots. Also when she walk up and past on the left that she also enters the next shot from the left to keep the consistency their.
Shooting a variety of different shot distances – trying to get different distances, using long shots to show the scene and surrounding area and close ups to show the emotion of the model.
Transitions flow effectively.
different uses of shots and heights
Steady framed shots
Speed up the shots and the transitions of cutting speeds- resulting in more shots being shown, for example could include lunch.
More close ups to show the emotion of the school day
This tasks has enabled me to learn more skills on premier pro, such as including sound on a shot ( school bell ) also i was able to zoom in to a particular shot to create more suspension ( zooming in to clock ). This will result in being bale to work on premier pro a lot quicker and add in more effective skills next time.