To stick to our overall aim of being organised, me and Holly sat down before our narrative and planned who was bringing what and what our roles were before the shoot.
To help us prepare for the filming of our narrative, we created a storyboard to show the shots that we wanted to film which allowed the filming process to run smoothly. As we were filming a very short narrative, we only drew out a couple of shots as our ideas. In hind sight, maybe creating a few more drawings would have made the shooting process slightly easier however our shoot still went to plan and we are very happy with the shots we got.
To create our music video, we made a 3 point narrative curve which helped us to identify the 3 parts of our story and what messages we want to convey. Our music video does not follow the generic linear structure of a narrative as we will use an anachronic structure for our video to show the journey of the two.
After filming the performance section of our music video, we were tasked with putting together an edit with our initial footage. We used our knowledge of Premiere Pro from previous video tasks to create our first rough cut draft. Overall I think the edit went well and the majority of our footage was clear. However we also had a few areas for improvement –
- The lip syncing was slightly off throughout the video
- Some of the cutting of the clips was very quick or cut halfway through a word
- Some of the clips were too long and dragged on for a while
- Our clips weren’t stabilized meaning they were wobbly
- The awkward lighting on the day meant a few of our clips were over/under exposed
- A few signs in the background are quite distracting from the performer.
During our production meeting for our first shoot, we decided to shoot parts of our narrative and our performance. However when we got to filming we decided to only film our performance so we could focus on just one element and make it as good as possible. Over our first shoot we learnt a few tips about filming and creating atmosphere.
- Filming your basic (wide and close up) shots first so you have a base for your video.
- Film in an obscure place – on a few occasions we had to crop clips in the edit to get rid of joggers in the background.
- Singing along with your performer creates a less awkward atmosphere and makes the performer feel more comfortable.
- When filming more adventurous shots such as tracking shots, have someone stood behind the cameraman to prevent injury and keep a steady shot.
To capture accurate mise-en-scene, we made a Google Slide to plan how we wanted our stars to look. We collected images of stars from the genre that we wanted to replicate. This moodboard allowed us to identify conventions of the genre.
Before going out on our first shoot, me and Holly wrote down some possible risks and how to overcome them.
Throughout this project, organisation will be crucial so we sat down before our first shoot and organised the whole thing.
As we will be using copyrighted music for our videos, we messaged the band Kodaline through Facebook to ask for their permission to use their song in this way.
To further understand our genre, we created a voicethread exploring the Indie Pop genre, star image and the conventions of the genre. We will use a repertoire of elements to make a blueprint for our video. This will provide predictable pleasure.