Music video form and conventions

Through analysing these music videos I have learnt that the music video is important to the narrative of the song and can add deeper meanings and themes to what the song is about. I am now able to identify the narrative structure of a music video and how it links to the song to illustrate or amplify the songs lyrics and even be a disjuncture by creating its own story that has little to do with what the song says, in addition I now understand how different forms of structure like episodic and linear or non-linear structures are used to effect the narrative of the video to suit the themes and song. This knowledge will effect my choice of narrative when creating my own music video for I now understand how different kinds of structure suit different genres and I can use them to emphasise the meaning of my video and chosen song.

Prelim montage

Success Criteria:

  1. Shoot for continuity using montage to condense time and space
  2. Use speed to infer tension
  3. Use close ups to show reactions / expression of the person – many of you missed these essential narrative moments in the Prelim Task – don’t do it this time.
  4. Shoot to edit at least one eye line match – significant object/person
  5. There may be some repeated action to show the repetitive nature of the school day
  6. Edit in at least one match on action – again, many of you missed the detail and purpose of MOA in the Prelim.
  7. Use some interesting transitions – fade in, wipe, dissolve help show the passing of time


  1. I had a variety of multiple shots ranging from long to close up shots that I was able to use each creatively and successfully in my edit.
  2. I used multiple transition effects that made the transition from one shot to the other look more smooth and more seamless.
  3. My shots were well edited together with quick cuts to each shot emphasising the passage of time in a short space of shots as a montage should.


  1. One transition was implemented to early in the shot resulting in a rough change of shots that didn’t look too good together.
  2. The establishing shot although it did its job it could have been better if the shot was held for a bit longer to emphasise the effect.
  3. I could’ve included more sound effects to add to make the video more immersive with how Nic went throughout his day.

I have learnt through editing this montage how important everything is and how they all work together to create a good final product, camera, sound and editing all work together to create meaning and purpose in each shot creating a story that the audience can follow through all of these things combined together. When it comes to making my music video I will keep in mind how to do this so when it comes to shooting, editing and sound syncing I can create a story in my video.

Preliminary task and Evaluation questions

  • I have used the following camera techniques: Close up, medium shot, shot reverse shot, establishing shot, reaction shot, match on action.
  • I used these techniques to create a sense of space, relationship between the two characters, the emotions of the characters.
  • I have learnt to use the following continuity editing rules: The 180 degree rule, match on action, shot reverse shot.
  • I used these rules to have consistent continuity in my shots, clearly show that there is a back and forth conversation going on, to show any actions happening in multiple shots.
  • I have learnt to use the following tools/techniques in Premiere Pro: Cutting, adjusting the size of video clips, how to render the edits.
  • I used these tools to improve my editing overall making the whole video smoother and look better, the cuts between shot to shot are edited and rendered to create a smooth transition.
  • If I was to do this project again I would do some things differently: I would shot more long and close up shots so I could have more editing and camera techniques in my disposal when it came to editing.

So how did it go?

Now that the making process of my magazine is finished I have taken some time to look back at the overall process of each of my magazine pages from how they were when I originally made each of them to how I improved them through multiple drafts to reach my final product.

At the beginning stages of making my magazine with the first draft of my front cover I was still only getting used to using Indesign and was only just learning the skills and techniques that I know now, However by the final drafts of each of my pages I had learnt how to apply the techniques I’ve learned over the weeks and utilise them in my final magazine pages.

Overall I am proud of the progress I have made with my magazine as the final product shows all of the work I have done up to that point and through my final drafts they portray all of the skills and techniques that I have learnt on Indesign and Photoshop and how I’ve applied those skills into my final product.


These are the adverts that I have decided to include in my magazine, I’ve chosen to use these two adverts for I feel that this is what my target audience would consume, as my target audience are rock music fans and their age range is mainly from early to late 20’s. The help me decide what adverts to use I used yougov and looked at the magazine Kerrang! that I thought is similar to mine to see what their audience is interested in so I could base what my audience is interested off that.

Teacher feedback and final targets


Front page: 

  • Add extra effect to the banner
  • Change the plugs font
  • Add something to the pug to make it stand out more.

Contents page: 

  • Place the text better in the caption
  • Make the word features stand out more
  • Instead of 2010’s change it to of the year
  • Fix grammar mistakes
  • Change the picture of Alyssa to a different model
  • Just say the number not page then the number
  • Change the font for “Omen”.


  • Fix the spacing of the headline
  • Put a quote with the insert
  • Move the “I” up to fit the paragraph.