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Performance Rough Cut – Draft 1

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.

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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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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.