May 23

Narrative Development

This is mine and Babul’s narrative planning document. We used this to identify what story we wanted to create, and create a set structure from beginning to end. This structure means that we have a vivid image of where we want to start and how we want to evolve the story and end it. Through this planning we will have an ideal idea of how we are wanting to arrange the footage. For example, we don’t want to put footage that we think will be ideal at the end to go at the beginning as it won’t make sense.

May 23

Genre Conventions Analysis

This is mine and Babul’s voicethread over the google slide document of our Genre Conventions Analysis.

This task aided Babul and I in researching the conventions of the music video we wished to make. This really helped us gain an idea into our genre which is really significant when taking into account themes and conventions.

May 17

Specsavers Creative Team Feedback

This is our voice recording from the talk we had with Lenny Lenfesti, he gave us some great feedback and really helped me and Babul in creating a story. He thought we had a really good idea and the production of our music video had been well planned out.

What is good:

  • The fact that the two performers are in different locations.
  • The location for our shoot is good.

Objectives:

  • We need to establish the relationship between the two performers.
  • But the man low in the frame of a wide shot.
  • The possibility of showing the girl in a photo frame with the boy to convey this link.
  • Write down a clear storyboard of what we want to happen in the video.
  • Think of a way he can be reminded of her.
  • Do a flash back if possible.
  • Don’t out that they can come together.
  • If using flashbacks, delineate what is past and present, whether it be through colour or an effect.
  • There needs to be more of a story.
  • Have lots of closeups.
  • Have it run longer than you think you need.
  • Have a list of shots.
May 3

Production Meeting Agenda for Performance Shoot.

Making this document was crucial to the planning of our shoot, as we really got an idea of what we wanted to be worn by our performers and the small details like makeup. I feel that we could have done this in more detail but we already have a vivid idea of what we want the video to look like so we didn’t feel it was necessary to overdo this document with too much detail.

May 2

Test Shoot

This is our test shoot for creating a 20 second snippet of a music video. This proved very difficult due to the fact that you only have 20 seconds which ends up being a really small amount of time when you have so many different shots.

What went well:

  1. We used a variety of shot types.
  2. The editing was effectively done so the lip syncing was in tune with the music.
  3. Using a piano makes the mise en scene a lot better.
  4. I feel that the acting was done well and taken seriously.
  5. The framing of the shots were really good.

Targets

  1. To get a close up shot, as it is a really important shot to have.
  2. Spent more time editing.
  3. Had a larger variety of shots.
  4. More movement with the camera for effect.

 

May 1

Visual Shot List For Performance Shoot

This task was very important in the understanding of shot types and significance of shot variety. This helped me and Babul in understanding our genre of Indie/Alternative, and the conventions of it. I thought me and Babul worked really well as a team and by working on different computers we got through the task much faster.

April 26

Final Song Choice

This is the song that myself and Babul have decided to make our music video on, we felt it met all the expectations of a song that we wanted to make a music video on. It conveys this emotional semantic field that I wanted to create.

Me and Babul both feel that choosing the genre of Alternative and Indie will be something we can both be creative with and be able to construct a video around it.

April 26

Song Shortlist and Moodboards

I am extremely pleased that I am partnered with Babul Ali to make our music video, we have established that he is really talented with editing and the more technical side of the job, on the other hand, I believe I am creative and enjoy being in front of the camera with the more hands on approach, he is the ying to my yang. During lesson time we were given the opportunity to pitch our music video ideas to one another. This proved to be really helpful in conveying our ideas and coming up with the best joint idea.

This is Babul’s pitch on the song Sweaters by Ivan B.

I wasn’t sure on the song when I first came across it because although I’m a big fan of Hip Hop, I couldn’t see it being conveyed in a music video. Despite this, Babul did really well in digging into the artists life and coming up with a good pitch. He had a thorough idea in what he wanted to achieve, with music videos made professionally of the same genre, this helped me gather an understanding of the kind of music video he wanted to create.

And this is my pitch.