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Song Short List and Moodboards

Within our production groups we had to show one another our mood boards of our song choices.

Here are the 3 different mood boards:

Imogen’s- song -Sanctify

Olivia’s – song – Came Here For Love

Mine – song – One

Looking through all 3 peoples power points we needed to make a joint decision on which song we would all want to use.

We chose One by Saint PHNX and began to create a narrative and plan our first video shoot collectively.

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Previous Students Work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evaluation 

Holding a steady shot – Lower level 4

Clearly using a tripod on all still shots. Also effectively given the actor the camera to complete a Lock shot. The most effective shot I found was the extreme close up of the lips as it emphasises the words being said. Also they have used the tripod effectively to use high and low angle shots.

Framing shot- Lower level 3

They have used the camera very well whilst filming this music video. They used a variety of different techniques; the rule of thirds and the depth of field for example at 0.18 seconds, when the main singer is standing in the middle of the screen and the letter A comes up around him. The fast cutting speed at 0.56 seconds illustrates how mad and frantic he is and it also looks like a montage of how bored he is from being in the cell for a long time. Also at 1.23 when they look through the pipe is really effective and engaging as it looks like he is trying to hide something in there for someone, it’s also a great shot to convey his facial expression as he is doing it.

Variety of shot distances – upper level 3

There is a wide variety of shots being used throughout the video. The majority of the shots are medium long shots which give you a clear picture of the person and how his identity blends into his surrounding area. , however there is the use of long shots these were effective as it showed the surroundings and the situation of which the main character is in. In this situation it shows the prison like place and shows the isolation that he is left in. Additionally there is the use of close ups and extreme close ups and these are used in cases where you can/ need to see the emotion of the main actor and so you can see his reaction on the situation he is in. A close up or extreme close up is usually followed by a long shot in this case as it shows the main persons reaction to the scene he is in.  Furthermore there is the use of different heights as well as the shots for example there is a lot of low angled long shots these are also effective in showing the surroundings of the person making their situation clearer to the audience.

Appropriate to task- lower level 4

The scene and the was the actor acts is very appropriate to the task. The actor is shown as a tough prisoner however you also see how he breaks down and the inside to him. He always stays within his character making the video more effective. The genre is shown through the way the mise-en-scene is displayed. The actor also seems well directed by the people filming as he has a clear idea of the role he needs to undertake to make it more effective.

Mise-en-scene selection-lower level 4

The mise en scene is a big part to giving across a clear message and meaning towards the audience. the use of the bunker is effective as it makes it look like a prison where the actor has been isolated from society. Also the way the actor is dressed wearing a plain white vest and joggers also represents our minds as the audience as prison like clothing. Additionally the mixture of lightening from bright/ yellow colour representing the more secluded areas to the dark shadow like lighting shows the actor being lost within the prison feeling isolated and alone from the rest of the world.

Editing for meaning – upper level 3

Gibberish shows a clear sense of narrative of a prisoner trying to escape from the prison to be free back into society again. It has the appropriate pacing as it does begin to speed up more towards the end as it becomes more and more tense as he is breaking free. Also the use of the quick cutting speed is effective when the music starts to become quicker and bolder and it shows more meaning as it becomes more dramatic leading to engaging the audience more.

Shot Transitions – lower level 4

Their is a vast variety of shot transitions making the music video very effective. The use of quick cutting speed which is used mostly is good as it shows how it becomes more dramatic and how it builds up the tension. This also goes well with the genre of the music video. Furthermore there are also transitions such as twisting into the next shot this is effective as it conveys the thought of confusion. Additionally there is an effective transition at 0.25 seconds this sends the message that he is an a place where he should be in fear however he is being tough about it. However later on this changes as he becomes softer leaving the transitions to become softer.

Sound with images – higher level 3

Within this music video Gibberish there has been a clear attempt to keep the narrative flowing with the lyrics of the video, also  there is a clear attempt of rhythm of the music to the cutting speed as well as the surroundings for example, the music is tense, quick and dramatic meaning the narrative will have to flow. This has been done effectively as it is set in a prison and flows effectively with the genre.

 

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Close Analysis of Music Video

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.

 

1. Chained to the Rhythm – Katy Perry

2. Lover of the Light – Mumford and Sons 

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Music video form & Conventions

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.

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Prelim Montage

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.
(insert story board )
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:

  1.  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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Strengths 

  • Transitions flow effectively.
  • different uses of shots and heights
  • Steady framed shots

Weaknesses 

  • 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.

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Finalising the preliminary task and evaluation questions

 

Here is my product meeting agenda and a plan of which type of shots I would like to include.

Click on agenda to see full image.

Here I have used a new editing app called adobe premiere pro and I used a short script and created an video of different uses of camera angles.

  • In my video I have used different camera angles in my video such as a low angle medium close up, close-up, extreme close-up, medium shot and a medium long shot and a track. Finishing with an long shot when leaving the room.
  • I used these techniques to create a sense of the atmosphere and the scene and how the people emotions were expressed at these times. For example, I used a close up on point when Patrice was walking out of the room as it showed he felt dreadful that she felt the present wasn’t wanted. The track was used to follow the actor out of the door efficiently with little movement.
  • I have learnt to use the following continuity editing rules, to improve my videoing skill techniques, such as the 180 degree rule where you do not cross over the line of action between two people or events interacting on the screen, allowing the conversation to flow smoothly and make more sense to a viewer. Also, shot reverse shot where I was able to get the reactions to the lines being said.
  • I used these rules to interact conversations and allow them to flow efficiently whilst being able to see the point of view/ reaction of the other person without words being said.
  • I have learnt to use the following tools/techniques in Premiere Pro including: marking in and marking out of a clip, use of a marker to add clips on to one another effectively.
  • I used these tools to enable my video to run smoothly, marking in and marking out meant there was no jumps between the clips adding on, use of the marker also meant I could move to the exact point to find where it was exact same movement in both clip so the clips joint onto one another.
  • If I was to do this project again I would do some things differently, I would record more clips so had plenty of angles to film at. And I would’ve done the track shot more than once.