Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Green Screen

This panoramic image shows how the green screen was set up in our class, it also shows the lighting and where we placed them so that we could get the best possible green screen without seening any creases.

These images show us using the green screen. Demi is painting Harry's face to show his face gradually being covered with grey paint to show him loosing his identity. Me and Hannah are working on the camera to ensure there are no shadows, Harry stays in the same position as much as he can and also that Demi is out of the shot for long enough so that we get the shot as good as we can.

Friday, 22 November 2013

production of

Here are some images of the volunteers that offered to help us with our music video. We had to paint their faces grey so that don't have an individual identity, and so that they all look the same. We chose to use a grey facepaint because we thought it was the colour that looks the most boring and lifeless. This worked well with what we were trying to portray. They have no identity/individuality. We decided to meet at school at 8:30 with our volunteers and then made our way to Demi's house. We painted their face on location because we felt it was too cold to walk around with wet paint on their face. After all the face painting has finished we were finally ready for filming. The 2 hours we had to film the shots was a good time frame becuse we got everything we wanted. We had to re film a few shots because it was hard for the group to keep a straight face, but after the hiccup everything ran smoothly and we got the shots done and i felt worked well. 


Harry tried a cloning tool on his camera, this is how it turned out. We decided to try this out, just in case one of the band members had to pull out so that it wouldn't effect our music video. This helped us quite a bit because we figured we could also have 1 person with a grey face and clone them so it seems as if there's a whole group and not just that one person. This tester shots showed us how to clone people/things.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Advertisment Artwork

Demi drew this rose from the internet for an idea of what we could use on the outside of the digi-pak. We later decided that we wanted the rose but without the hand holding it, we wanted to have a spotlight on it. This drawing gave us ideas of what we could use, and it worked out well because we decided to use it.

Filming Schedule

This is another shooting schedule that we put together we had to add extra dates to the schedule as some of the volunteers that we wanted in our music video wasn't able to make the rehearsals. This was a challenge that we had to overcome as a group, and I thought we dealt with this problem quite well. We wrote down the clothing we needed to ensure the continuity worked smoothly in our piece, and also the times we would meet and where. This kept everything in order and so we all knew what was happening. The schedule was effective and kept us on track with our filming.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Post 1: Inital Ideas

This is our groups initial ideas of how we thought we would show how we would portray the music video. We wrote the name of the song and the genre at the top of the page so that it was included in the ideas to remind us of what we are doing. We created the idea of someone loosing their identity because they have a different view of the world, and because of this they start to loose their individuality and they're views and perspectives become the same as everyone else's and they become as ordinary as the rest of the world.

Post 8 - props, costumes, make-up and equipment

These images show what we are using in the piece, what we are wearing and where we are shooting. The people we have chosen to be our band members can actually play the instruments that we want to use in our piece which helps us get along with our music video quicker. also in this post you can see some of the outfits we are going to use. This gives us an idea of how to dress. Most of the cast will be wearing all black to show they have no identity and the fact that we have a coloured costume make us stand out from the others and background.  

Post 10: Shooting Schedule

This is our shooting schedule. This helps us keep track of when and where we are filming for our piece. It also tells us about what props, equipment and who of the crew need to be there for the filming. This keeps us organised and everything in order.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Test Shots

This are a few of the test shots we done with the grey face paint and the UV paints. We bought the paints to try out and to see if they worked and if the colours we used worked well and it was good that we tried them out because we thought the face paint was too blue and we felt that it didn't really work so we decided to add more white and black to the paint to give it a more grey look. This will be used for the people lacking their own identity.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Post 7: Storyboards (Anamatic Draft 2)

We put together this anamatic to give us a feel of what shots go where and how the piece will all tie together. This allowed us to create an image of how it would look and also can be used as a guide to follow when shooting. We had the trouble of cutting the clips to the beat which we found hard to do, but this gave us a feel of how hard it was and how we can work with it to make it easier for us to do.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Post 9: Location Shots

For one of our locations we chose to use was a boys bedroom to show the environment that the boy is in a shows the audience what type of music he enjoys. We are going show this by putting up posters of certain bands and celebrities that he looks up to. Although its going to be Harry's bedroom its also a place where you would hang out with your friends. The fact that they are cooped up in a bedroom rather than outside doing something practical, could suggest that they are trying to keep their identity and keeping away from the 'infection'.

We are also going to use the Sutton Life Center Library as a place that Harry runs through to get away from the 'infected' people. This will be used to switch scenes to a different location to create an illusion that he runs through one door and switches to a different place but still running towards another door, as if his running is non-stop. We felt as a group that it would look more creative and unique if we edited our music video in that way.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Post 5: Image Annotation

We found this image of an Indie rock band and we felt this would be a good idea for what our band would look like. Many Indie bands have this sort of look, its quite different and hipster. They look pretty casual as if they would wear that out when 'hanging out with mates.' There is a huge difference between a rock band and an indie rock band, they are more subtle and laid back. Which is what us as a group was looking for, we didn't want anything too full on. This type of clothing helps the audience to understand what type of genre we are trying to portray in our music video. In our band we have only three members: Alex Kemp - Singer  Joe Wingfield - Guitarist and Mike Perret - Drums. Although we don't have as many people in the band as there is in the picture i feel it helps to pay closer attention to the band individually. 

Post 4: Lyrics Annotation

This is our annotations of the lyrics for our music video. We highlighted and analysed they lyrics and tried to visualize what we would do in the music video we are creating. Certain lyrics stood out to us and we tried to think of certain parts of the video we would dedicate to those specific words etc. This is the ideas we came up with.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Post 6: Concept of video

We put together a GIF to show all the visual aspects that we wanted to use. For example: UV paints, Dark atmosphere, White masks, and the sharp lighting behind the band. This creates silhouettes of the band members which makes them stand out make the scene seem more mysterious and eerie.