The risk assessment is an important tool which allows us to identify and eliminate most potential dangers before going out and filming. In addition to thinking of the risks, it was a site two of us had previously visited and was therefore familiar to the area. Thankfully it was a sunny day so it wasn’t very muddy and slippery.
This is the production meeting agenda for both shoots of the narrative section of my music video. It is important that everybody brings what they are responsible for so that we are prepared to film every shot we need otherwise we may need to reshoot which would waste time. By creating this document, it gives everyone their roles and responsibilities before we shoot so that there is time to gather required equipment.
Above is the narrative structure for my groups music video. It also includes how we will edit the narrative in post production. We have chosen to edit non chronologically due to the nature of what our narrative is, no matter where we are we have the same representation but some shots appeal to other thoughts such as curiosity or anger etc.
As it is a rock song we have decided to be more performance heavy which is typical for the genre. This is because we want to show off the performers and sell their identity to the audience whilst the narrative we include will benefit and accompany the performance nicely. The narrative stars will have a more visual appeal to get across messages without speaking words which is why we thought paint is an easy and effective way to get across the messages we wish to portray.
Finally, the narrative does not have a strict story so it essentially will just end where we feel it will be appropriate in the video. This is because we have invented the characters to be quite general so it gets the message across that anyone and all types of people can feel like this.
Above is a rough compilation of all the different shots we have filmed over our afternoon of filming. This task allowed us to notice the variation of shots required to complete a music video and helps identify if we had taken enough shots for a final draft, this also presents the difference between good and bad shots as the lighting, camera focus, and framing are seemingly different throughout.
Overall my group worked very well together, we each had an input in most decisions and all helped in certain areas such as moving equipment, setting up equipment, and working the camera.
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The performance turned out fairly well despite feelings of being unready. My performers turned up on time and with the appropriate apparel they were asked to wear, this allowed my group to begin filming without having the hassle of finding suitable clothing. My group also contributed to this by bringing all the equipment they were assigned to bring, this included props such as guitars and amplifiers. The weather for the shoot began to seem worrying as we had no way of protecting the equipment from rain which would have postponed our shoot, luckily it turned out to be a clear day which allowed us to access all areas of where we were filming. One of the performers was willing to accept a haircut and allowed us for the duration of filming to style it in a sense that fits in with the mise-en-scene of the genre.
On the negative side of things it would have been nice for us to have taken a tracking shot to add to the variation of shots we already have. Due to one member only having the haircut for that specific area of time it also limits how much we can film due to him no longer having the hairstyle and any further recording would violate the continuity of the video. Finally, one of the performers left without notice which resulted in us not being able to get a shot we would have liked to have taken on the day, this means the shots of individual performers will have to be done on other days, because we were concerned about continuity, we filmed the bassist for the shot whilst he still had his haircut.
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We want the star to deliver a meta-narrative by using themes to relate to the audience. This may be shown through the contrast of emotions from our model which can vary from being artificially lacklustre all the way to intense animosity towards inanimate objects which may represent other things. On the other hand we also wanted to show virtue in the human mind whilst dancing around the idea of corruption attempting to take over.
The risk assessment is an important tool which allows us to identify and eliminate most potential dangers before going out and filming. In addition to thinking of the risks, two of us walked around the area and assessed it in person which adds to our understanding of the area and what needs to be avoided, Ollie then met up with a member of the company who gave us permission to use the filming premises and went through safety guidelines for the area.