May 21

Narrative storyboard

  • This is our story board that shows the range of shots we are hopefully going to achieve in our narrative performance shoot.
  • We have drawn some pictures to represent the shots we are trying to capture.
  • It is important to plan out the narrative to make sure it is thorough enough and makes narrative sense altogether.
  • We put coloured dots in the corner of each sticky notes , red to indicate the most important shots that are essential to get done properly in order to have a successful shoot and orange to less important and green for can get those shots done another time if needed and would just be a good extra.
  • It was useful using sticky notes as we could move them around on the sheet and change the order easily.
  • We wrote additional notes to each sticky note to describe the type of shot and angles we were going to do.

Overall  we have a range of ideas; mainly highlighting the contrasting characters to help portray our narrative and star image clearly.

May 18

Narrative Development

 

This is our initial narrative development plan. We included some details about the character. We included key information about the themes of the narrative such as trauma and sadness which conflict with happiness and freedom. this format allowed us to portray the basic structure of our narrative and gave us a good guideline and ideas to keep inline with for our music video.

May 16

Performance rough cut

This is our performance rough cut; we briefly put together all of our shots from our performance shoot. We did not lip sinc or edit it properly as it was just a rough cut to showcase our footage.

  • We were happy with the footage we got as we feel like we had a variety of distances and angles, some shots in focus and some out of focus for effect.
  • We managed to find some good locations to film some performance shots with a grungy setting that keep inline with the mise en scene of our genre and overall style of the band.
  • The shoot went well as me and Marguerite gelled well and bounced creative ideas off each other.
  • We both carried an equal amount of equipment to make it manageable for us both, I held the tripod and camera whilst Marguerite carried the light, the batteries and spare charger.
  • We managed to create a good environment for filming as our model and performer was happy and relaxed. She took direction really well which helped a lot and made the shoot flow better and it was much easier.
  • We gained many valuable shots from this shoot that will be used in our music video.
  • Unfortunately Jen couldn’t join us on this shoot however she was happy with our shots and the outcome of it.
  • I think the shots for our performance are going to be edited into black and white to enhance the grungy settings and to make the blacks a lot darker and stand out with a higher contrast. especially the black lipstick, it should hopefully make it look more intense.
May 15

Shoot Reflection (performance)

 

This is me and Marguerite checking the focus and lighting of the camera before filming in this location. We adjusted the tri pod to see if it was the correct height. We wanted to see what the setting would look like on camera, we came to the conclusion that it was a good place to film some performance shots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evaluation of Performance shoot:

When we were on our shoot, we went to multiple locations; we focused on dark and grungy settings.

We shared the equipment to carry such as the camera, tripod, shot lists and sheets and the torch.

When filming shots we all checked that we were happy with how it looked through the camera; like if it was in focus or the right framing and good rule of thirds so there wasnt any unnecessary wasted space.

We bounced ideas off each other and when we walk past a place on the way to our second location that we thought would be suitable we took the opportunity to film there and get some extra shots.

We did work well as a team and our model was very co operative and listened well which we were thankful for.

The makeup was done just before the shoot.

Targets:

We had to get a new battery half way through as our camera wasn’t charged up from the last person who used it; it took up a bit of our time so would be better if we made sure we had a spare fully charged battery.

Also our SD got full towards the end of our shoot so we had to take more time out to get a second one to keep recording our footage. We should bring a spare SD card or make sure it has enough space or has a high enough storage to last the whole shoot.

We didn’t get a lot of footage of all the lyrics of the song; we needed our performer to learn the lyrics better; should have given her more time.

The lipstick came off a bit and because we used a tester from a shop we couldn’t re apply. So maybe we can bring our own lipstick next time.

 

 

May 10

Risk Assessment

This is my risk assessment for the shoot on Friday the 11th May 2018. It is important to consider risks and get organised! I have discussed hazards with my teacher; she looked over my risk assessment and signed it off. Having everyone signing the risk assessment shows they have all read and understood it and makes sure they stick to it.

May 8

Genre Conventions Alalysis

We analysed our genre of alternative rock. We covered topics of narrative, mise en scene , conventional aspects of the songs, instruments and camera angles. We focused on the repertoire of elements that are necessary for our particular band “Pvris” to be generically conventional. We looked at what the target audience would expect from this genre so we can include predictable characteristics of this genre to induce the target audiences’ chance of experiencing “predictable pleasure”. This is where they are pleased by seeing familiar aspects and content of the musical genre, they are comfortable and receive the material well and therefore don’t reject it and will carry on enjoying and consuming our products and brand. there is a certain blueprint for genres that make up that genre, if we stick to the general blueprint of “alternative rock” as a foundation we can build up a good conventional brand of that genre.

May 8

Production Meeting Agenda

It is very important to do a production meeting agenda because it helps plan out how we will spend our time efficiently, it reinforces what we are doing, what we need to bring, where we are going and the locations and the makeup and costume. It is good to have it on a document visually represented because it will enable us to easily go back and look at the sheet. i have personally printed it out for everyone so we can all have a copy to make sure we stick to it and double check.