I’m really proud of this draft as it is such a step up from our last one draft which now we look back at as very poor in comparison. We have completely eradicated all continuity errors where there were pedestrians in the background and such like.
What we have changed:
Got rid of all shots with pedestrians in the back.
Added more stills.
New closeup and wide shot
Added wide shot.
Added pans and tracking shots.
In focus Mirror shot.
Low frame performance shot.
New over piano shot.
More emotion and acting into performance.
Added effects onto narrative clips.
Frame within frame shot through door.
Shot of strings in piano.
Leaving greenhouse shot.
Create a more vivid narrative- how I became trapped in the greenhouse.
Add some after effects.
Incorporate a new closeup and wide shot.
Have a pan up of my face.
A close up of Millie locking the door and a reaction shot of the male.
Babul and I have decided on redoing our performance shoot as we had far too little shots, we needed a new wide shot and closeup, also we had to explore different camera angles. Below is our Music Magazine Production Meeting agenda for our new shoot.
Below is our second Storyboard which illustrates all the shots we wish to take for our following shoot.
The importance of have a newer more advanced storyboard is that we have really taken into consideration how it will look through the camera and the importance of framing. Last time we skipped too many shots and did not consider follow up shots and reaction shots which lead to the poor quality of our shots from the first shoot. I feel that our following shoot will be greatly successful, and I hope we can get the appropriate shots.
Below is the result of me and my partner Babul looking at the demographics of a person who we would be selling our music video to. It was interesting finding out the type of people that would be associated with this music. I felt this task was significant in the creation of our video. We found that the average listener of this music is a female from the age of 18-24. It also tells you the political views that they tend to have, which in this case is slightly left wing. It also lets you know of the professions that the audience are in and where they are from. The second image also shows the type of entertainment they enjoy. This includes, favourite movies, TV shows, Music artists and celebrities.
I would like for my audience to have a preferred reading of my video, as I would like them to decode the symbolic meanings behind our video.
To conclude, I was able to gather the knowledge of who we were selling our music video to, using the demographics, pyschographics, also Blumler & Katz uses and gratification.
Below we created a dating profile of the average person that would listen to ‘Bruises’. When creating this, we had to take into account the demographics that would effect this profile.
Babul and I shot our Narrative shoot first in contrast to the vast majority of students who shot their performance first. We were able to compile a rough draft from these shots and felt some of the shots are of really high quality.
There were definitely some errors and mistakes made in the filming of this.
In some of the shots there were pedestrians in the background which takes focus away from the star, this is not conventional for a music video.
I also feel that we did not get enough shots altogether which meant when we got to making our first draft we were struggling to fill the whole time.
We did not have a well planned shot list.
In conclusion, the shot was reasonably successful, however, I feel that we will have to re-shoot for pickups and a greater range of shots.
This is the storyboard Babul and I made through Post-It notes. This task really tested out drawing skills, but it also helped us make up a brief idea of how the shots would look. Furthermore, a storyboard is not just about framing and composition, but it is also really important when creating a story and planning that story ahead. In the storyboard below me and Babul imagine what our story was going to be, prior to the actual drawing, so when we came to actually getting it down from pencil to post-it, we weren’t just doing it spontaneously but already knowing what we wanted to draw. Looking back on this task we did not put in as much of an effort as we should have. Storyboards help us, the producers in what shots we want to collect at our location shoot, this also aids the editor in post production. It was evident that we hadn’t done enough shots in our post it notes as when we came to actually doing the shoot, we had not got a clear enough image of what we were going to shoot.