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Music Video Form & Conventions

Through this task, I have learnt to pick out key parts in a variety of different music video genres. For example, picking out the different narratives and the impact/appeal subject matter, both these things will help me a lot when it comes drafting my music video and creating it as it will give me a target area I will need to focus on.

Preliminary Montage


  • The variety of different angle techniques I used for example, long a shots.
  • The use of shot reverse shot and match on action.
  • My planning and organizing of my montage.


  • Experimenting with audio and colour correct.
  • How much repetition is used.
  • Use of close ups.

I found this task really useful and I know it will defiantly help me when I come to creating my music magazine, next time I will experiment more with colour correcting and different techniques to make my overall video more interesting.

Continuity Task

I have used the following camera techniques like shot reverse shot, long shot, medium close up and close up. I used these techniques to create a sense of tension throughout my video to show my audience Mark’s reaction to the sweater and that he doesn’t like it but still tries to act as if he does. I have learnt to use the following continuity editing rules for example, the 180 rule, shot reverse shot and match on action. I used these rules to help me in my video to show my audience the different mise en scene I was trying to portray through using different angle techniques. I have learnt to use the following tools/techniques in Premiere Pro like the snipping tool. I used these tools to cut the unwanted parts out my clips that I recorded and wanted to use. If I was to do this project again I would do some things differently, I would have taken more videos in the same angle to widen the variety and give me more choice when I came to editing my video together.

So how did it go?

I have finally fished my pop music magazine, ‘ChiChi’. Throughout making my magazine I have made several improvements like changing my fonts, adding more colour and including more images. The feedback from my teachers and peers has helped my to better my product throughout designing my magazine. Compared to my first draft of my magazine I can see a huge improvement and am pleased with my overall product.

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