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Draft 5 final copy Music Video

Here is my final completed copy of my music video. I thought this was a very productive task and feel like we have made big improvements on the way.

Listening to feedback from our peers we took it on board and improved our music video from it.

Additionally after draft 4 we sent our music video to our peers and they gave us some points to improve on we took on alot and improved as much as we could within the week to finish our music video. This time round we had a lot more positive feedback than negative which was a bonus for us however we still fixed it up more.

Positives:

  • mise en scene
  • transitions for intro
  • lip syncing
  • Shot reverted shots
  • Framing of shots
  • Clear Narrative
  • Colour of clothing
  • Slowed down edit with music
  • The use of repeating Seb walking along beach with girl and on own
  • Red symbolises love

 

Improvements

  • water fall shot
  • try and keep to the beat
  • More effects
  • Make sure shots make sense
  • Clearer they have broken up (hands split ect)

This feedback was useful in improving to make our final video

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Music video draft 4

Here is my draft 4 of my music video. I still have some small changes to make my final video. We plan to do one more small shoot just at school to get some more steady footage to finish off our final gaps. Shots such as close ups of the hands being torn away, this symbolises the break up and connotes the lost of love.

Targets:

  • Add more transitions
  • Make sure all clips make sense and are in the correct places
  • Fill in empty gaps

 

I feel like their has been a big improvement and not much needed to finish this off.

 

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Shoot Reflection

Here are some photos of our performance shoot.

We did our performance shoot at the Cow’s Horn with our actors being Jordan, Lottie and Olivia. We had 3 hours to do the shoot with an additional 45 minutes to set up the equipment.

Our performance shoot was successful after about an hour in as our main performer Jordan became more confident and could remember all the lyrics so he didn’t have to worry about forgetting it, leading him to move more and get more into the song.¬† The mise en scene was great we had a great location as it had a very vast variety of heights allowing us to do different shots from different heights ans angles. Also the performers didn’t look out of place as they were dressed appropriately for the location.

Targets From Shoot:

  • Make sure we were dressed more appropriate as it was cold
  • Make sure we sing along with performer from the start to make the performer more comfortable and help him with the words.


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Music video draft 3

This is now our third draft of our music video, gaining a lot of footage from our recent shoot we have added more to the music video in hope we wont need much more. We have filled up alot of the gaps where we had written on to fill in. This was helpful as when we came to the shoot we already had a clear idea of the shots we wanted to go into these gaps, this made our shoot flow alot quicker and was efficient.

Changes :

  • Added in the most recent footage
  • More transitions including starting to use colour changing transitions
  • re-ordered the narrative to make it make more sense

To gain some feedback on how to improve our music video other than asking just our teacher we gave our video to a few students also doing media studies in the other classes so they could give us some more productive feedback for our music videos. Here was some of our feedback:

From the feedback of this draft we created some targets which we would like to improve for our next draft:

  • Speed up the cutting speeds of the music video
  • more reaction shots
  • more shots reverse shots
  • Try and make the shots make sense for example why is their water shots ?

I will take these on board to improve to the next drafts, I found that there was alot more shots from the last draft and we have moved on alot hopefully this will lead to the next draft being easier to improve as we have made alot on this one.

 

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Music video Draft 2 (includes narrative)

Here is the draft 2 of my music video which includes performance and narrative. We have begun to add clips in places however we still do have a lot of work to do to perfect it. We have slowly started to add transitions. We also need to make the story make more sense to do this we will need to begin to move the clips around to begin to tell the relationship/ argument in this music video of which we vision. To help us with another shoot we will do we have begun to add text in the gaps where we believe certain clips should be.

Improvements :

  • Start to add more transitions
  • More reaction shots of the second guy
  • Have less of the drummer as she inst enthusiastic enough
  • Start to fill in the gaps needed
  • Make the jealousy of Jordan clearer
  • Make the audience establish what is going on between the two different guys more

Teachers improvements:

  • Start to re-organise the order to make it make more sense ( all beach ones, then all golf ones)
  • As well as transitions maybe adjust the lightening within premier
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Audience Ideologies

My song ‘One’ by Saint PHNX follows the genre of pop. Looking into my artists on you.gov they are not an option so looking into similar artists such as Sam Smith I was able to collaborate information to find my target audience. Within my group we have discussed who are focus is and how they’re democratic as well as political views.

This task was useful as we were able to find out our target audience and the age for our target audience is 18-24 and mainly female. This was useful when making my music video because I had a target audience to aim towards and I will know my interests.

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Shoot evaluation (narrative)

First shoot

Our first Narrative shoot was down Pembroke. It wasn’t as successful as we were not full prepared for it and didn’t have a clear enough shot list and we were trying to think of more stuff for the actors to do without making them feel awkward and to try and determine the relationship. We also didn’t have long enough their to film and gather enough footage to determine the relationships with the performers. On the other hand with the footage we did get we were able to get a lot of useful shoots with good camera angles which we will be using in the music video.

We plan to redo the shoot at a place where the actors can be themselves as this was them trying to pretend to be having sun leading it to looking fake. Also we will learn from this and created a more detailed shot list including a variety of different shots and shot angles.

Here is a photo from the shoot:

Second shoot 

We decided to take our second shoot at a various locations including; Fairy Ring, Olivia’s house and mini golf at bar 19. Doing it at different locations made the actors feel more comfortable as we were not always set up in a certain location. The weather worked well with us as we were able to go to these locations in the sun and allowed us to have fun whilst on the shoot, which played to our advantage as we kept the camera rolling on the actors sometimes without them knowing so they could be themselves, this enabled us to collect loads of shots that we needed.

When it came to editing we had loads of footage to choose from to fill the majority of the song. We also gained loads of different shots such as low angle which was really effective and was my favourite shot gained from the shoot. This was when they’re in the field and having a piggy back, this is also enabled us to communicate the relationship of the actors.

Here is a photo from the shoot:

 

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Narrative Moodboard

This was an essential part to our narrative planning as it enabled us to list all the shots which we wanted to use. We also chose which angles they were taken from, also allowing us to build on our narrative story and made it clearer what we wanted. Without doing this we could’ve missed out essential shots which would’ve meant we had to redo another shoot.