June 23

Test Shoots


Before beginning my test shoots, I wanted to make sure that I understood the shots that I needed. I made a list of the equipment and everything that I was going to need for my shoot. I was going to use the following section in my test shoots, the lyrics are as follows.

“You don’t have to try so hard

You don’t have to give it all away

You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up

You don’t have to change a single thing


You don’t have to try, try, try, try

You don’t have to try, try, try, try

You don’t have to try

You don’t have to try


Take your makeup off

Let your hair down

Take a breath

Look into the mirror, at yourself

Don’t you like you? 

Cause I like you”


What I need to bring to the shoot?

  • Camera, fully charged, with empty memory card
  • Tripod
  • Mirror

Mise En Scene?

  • Blouse
  • Jeans
  • Hair Down
  • Plain face with little makeup

Shots I want to get?

  • Close up of her singing the lyrics
  • Mid/Long shot of her singing the lyrics
  • Her singing the lyrics in the reflection of the mirror (close up)
  • Extreme Long shot of her walking through field
  • Close up of her feet on grass
  • Turning around in field to look back then walking away (long shot)


Here is the footage that I got from my test shoots, which I have edited into a short sequence of how I want my music video to look when making the real thing. Overall I think that this edit worked well and I was happy with how it worked out.


Overall I was very happy with how my test shoot turned out.

What Went Well:

  • I got lots of shots of varying variety and had plenty to work with.
  • I was organised and has everything that I needed on the day.
  • The lip sync worked well with the music and I managed to sync it well.
  • I think that the content is engaging
  • It is edited to the beat
  • It suits the genre of music.

Even Better If:

  • I think that my pan and track shots could have been a bit smoother.
  • I could have used more effects and filters
  • I could have added some text
  • I think that I needed to dip the last video to black so that it faded out more naturally
  • I think parts of it could have had a faster pace of edit.
  • I could have added more close ups for example of the feet walking







Posted 23rd June 2020 by zoecollins in category Music Video

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