Narrative Storyboard

This is the storyboard for our narrative shot of which it contains just above half our planned shots, there aren’t as many shots here because originally we planned on focusing more on our performance section. Here we listed each of our shots in order that we plan on having them in our narrative section, we have drawings of what we envision the shots to look like and a description under them saying what kind of shot they are such as a close up or mid shot. It would’ve been better if we planned more shots as on shoot it would make it more complicated as if we wanted to do more shots we would have to improvise. Overall the storyboard helps us be  ore efficient on shot helping us make the most of our shooting time.

Narrative development

This is a three point structure for the narrative section of our music video, here we have descriptions of each part of the narrative beginning, middle and end each including the ideas and themes explored in each section, how the story would be progressed in that section and what will we see to show what is happening.

In the beginning we already have a disequilibrium  as our character is shown to be depressed and alone or it could be implied this is the equilibrium for our character for this is everyday life for him, in the middle things worsen as others come in only to bully/attack him, this makes his mental state worsen which will be shown with camera angles and lighting, Finally in the end as it is about to reach its climax our character is “saved” by the star this helps our character which is shown by colour getting light and the camera angles calming down, throughout the whole narrative there will be mise-en-scene shots that will be visual metaphors that reflect our characters mind.

Performance Rough Cut – Draft 1

This is our performance draft for our music video. Here we have collated multiple shots from our performance shoot and made a very rough draft of a music video using that footage, this is done to show that we have multiple usable shots from our shoot that are good enough be included in our final product.

Although I feel the shot was moderately successful and the edit above shows this, there are improvements that can be made, this consists of acquiring a more variety of shots with good quality, this would greatly help us as it would give us more options and creative freedom when it comes to editing and although the shots we have are good I believe we need some extra shots to make the would thing great.

Targets for improvement:

  • Improve the quality of some of our shoots.
  • Obtain more shots or our front-man and guitarist.
  • Make use more of the lighting for better shots.
  • Keep camera on tripod/ attempt to keep it still the majority of the time.
  • Acquire shots with different angles and framing techniques.

Shoot reflection (performance)

Overall I believe that that shot mas moderately successful, we managed to acquire the variety of shots we were aiming for in the drama studio with an additional extra shots that we would be able to include in our edit. In addition the performers we had did their jobs very well, each of them acting their best showing full commitment to the process, producing good results in good looking drumming, guitar playing and lip syncing. However there are improvements that can be made as some shots are unusable in our edit, this is in result of them being blurry, shaky, not long enough or just unsatisfactory, because of this I would not mind doing a second shoot as that would help us correct mistakes from the first shoot and obtain more creative shoots for us to use.

Targets:

  • Improve the quality of some of our shoots.
  • Obtain more shots or our front-man and guitarist.
  • Make use more of the lighting for better shots.
  • Keep camera on tripod/ attempt to keep it still the majority of the time.
  • Acquire shots with different angles and framing techniques.

Star image planning

Here is a moodboard that consists of pictures representing the star image of the stars from our chosen genre alternative rock. Here we have gathered pictures, tweets, etc to show how stars in this genre are stereotypically represented. So for example we have pictures of both 3 and 4 man bands that convey the generic structure of an alternative rock band and in each picture they are wearing more casual and informal clothing making their image more relatable and down to earth. To add on to this the tweets are used to show how they are in their everyday like and how they are laid back, chill and just like everyone else. All of the points we have made and added to our moodboard are conventions that are considered blueprints of our genre, to satisfy our audience. This is what they find interesting and aesthetically pleasing so they must be included.  A bunch laid back, fun yet relatable individuals

Specsavers creative team feedback

Here is the feedback and advice that my group have received from a media professional from Specsavers. This feedback was very useful as he helped us give more incite into what direction our narrative was going and to think about aspects like lighting and how that can help our performance overall.

  • For narrative we should create a back story for our star so we know what kind of character he is so it is easier for us to represent what is happening in the narrative.
  • If we want to implement some comedy aspects to make the video more interesting but not too much or it would interfere with the rest of the video in a bad way.
  • To ensure that we can control the kind of lighting we want in our music video the location is very important, preferably a dark room using our own lights so we can control how it looks in both production and post production.
  • In post production we can make use of adjustment layers and lumetri scale to control the kind of colour correction we want to use in our performance and have more creative freedom.
  • Make use of the different layers making editing for colour correction and a split between narrative and performance easier.