Before your video goes on the home page, some of you will need to add some extra ‘pazzazz’ to your performance sections – particularly those done in the studios and at the moment, might seem a little ‘static’, ‘flat’.
Why not have a look at these quick and easy effects? It might make all the difference?
The deadline for a finished music video is fast approaching.
4th October 2020
We will then be moving on to the digipak and social media page and you need a finished music video in order to be able to focus on these and also compile these.
If the final, final, home page version is not completely done and dusted by the end of next week, then don’t panic. However, you need to have all 4 drafts done with all the relevant feedback and self-assessments done by then.
These are examples of really detailed storyboards. In the professional world you would be required to complete individual drawings for each and every shot.
Break the narrative into key scenes i.e. bedroom, park, dancing in flour, escape…
Each separate scene becomes one A4 landscape drawing – stick people are fine.
Each A4 sheet is annotated with specific shots and descriptions of angles, movement, framing that you want to take and ensure you have when you are shooting that scene. This will ensure you have coverage, a variety of shots and enough footage to be able to convey the narrative.
Now that you are aware of the elements that help contribute towards a narrative in terms of structure, characters and key themes, you will need to outline your own ideas.
The more detail you can add at this stage the better as then you will be able to complete a storyboard much more easily.
Take a copy of this document and complete it as a group.
You will have developed a simple narrative structure to your video in three parts:
The Beginning – How do you establish the story / theme in the video/ characters?
The Middle – What is the development of the story or the conflict within the theme?
The End – How does the theme/story resolve or does it? What end message do you wish to communicate?
Shaping the narrative in your music video.
Even if your video is thematically based (images and ideas about jealousy for example or entrapment or starting over) you should consider it as a narrative. This means, however abstract and thematic your video might be, you should show narrative development and characters progression.
You must use proper file and folder management during any project.
Please follow the instructions below for setting up your project folder on the Media / Film computers.
Some of the file types may vary, so if your doing a print project the edits will be Photoshop or Indesign Files instead of Premiere Files. Equally your drafts will be PDFs and Jpegs rather than video files.
These are some very basic montages of how to use Presets in Premiere Pro for colour adjustment etc. There is also a very basic montage of how to use the DSLR in terms of pulling focus, filming in slow motion and the effect of movement on the image.