Monday, 7 March 2011

The Closing Post

Dear Sir/Madame this is the order of posts in my blog:


What did I learn from lip Syncing?

My Recent Activities


The 5 things I need to learn/develop.


This is Research and Planning

Digi Pak Analysis


More Research

Can't Buy me Love
The Pitch
Shot Ideas
My Creative Task
What is Creativity?
Technology Skill Developments.


This is Creating the Print Work

Work in Progress
Time Management
Work in Progress 2
Work in Progres 3
This Week
Advert Research
Working Progress
Final Advert
Final Digi Pak


This is the Planning and Testing for the Music Video

Stop Motion Test


This is the Final Music Video and the beginning of the Evaluation

Final Music Video

Question 4- How did you use media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?


The rest of the evaluation and closing post

Question 2- How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts?

The Closing Post

This blog is now complete and ready for assessment.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Question 1- In what ways does your media use, develop and challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

I gained my inspiration for ideas on this video from the following videos:

Sofa Song by The Kooks

Prayer by Disturbed

Always Where I Need To Be by The Kooks

In the research and planning after watching these videos for inspiration, I was able to come up with ideas such as the establishing shots at a low angle looking up and panning across in different directions.
This was going to help with indie feel and it would make the audience think that the performer
was very small and isolated.

The ways in which we challenged the current music videos was to do it at night, instead of in the day like in Always Where I Need To Be by The Kooks. The lights at night gave it a completely different atmosphere and was more eerie.

Steve Neale - talks of repetition and difference. We aimed for this through using the same shots of the performer and the same shots of traffic. These created quite a fast pace in the video and is quite redundant.

The differences in the video however were the shots of crowds as being ghosts and the shots of the performer in the café. Also the narrative that we have which is only seen in the one of my inspired video's. Another difference would be the shots we used to create it more indie. For example the shot in my video where you see the bag fly away is although is random, it is random because that is what our target audience would enjoy and would stick in their mind which could lead on to others watching the video. This is what is entropic about my video.

We also went for a similar look in our performer with The Kooks in their video. We used their style of clothing (coat, skinny jeans etc)
and also with him carrying his guitar. This again is something for the audience to relate to, in which they may imagine themselves in a similar situation.

We devised a way to come up with new ideas which was to listen to the song we chose over and over again and we wrote down the ideas that came to our heads and then
as a group came up with different creative ideas that helped us progress which meant that the Auteur theory was appropriate to our work.

Monday, 28 February 2011

Question 4- How did you use media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?

During this year, I have encountered new technologies with a range of properties that have helped me create and develop my research, planning and evaluation. Firstly for my research and planning I used You Tube to discover music videos, of particular genres which would help inspire me to come up with the knowledge of what music videos needed to contain and what they commonly included. This research lead to be the frame work of what the video needed to have and my ideas which were inspired by the videos would essentially fill in the gaps. Also for the search of artists we used the social network of Myspace to interact with artists in the sense of whether they were available to shoot and to gain feedback on our ideas with some of their own input.
Secondly for the filming of the video, I was able to use new digital technology of HD video cameras and the Adobe programme Premier Pro. Premier Pro was one of the core technologies needed to create the music video as it put all of our shots together and had all of our editing requirements.
Also with the need for feedback from our audiences, there was no better of achieving this than Facebook. Facebook enabled us to organise days of filming, feedback from our targeted audiences and was how I communicated with the rest of my group.

The technology I have used, has been one of the biggest assets with the making of this music video. For example with the amount of new technology that has been available to me, I have been able to be more creative with my video in the sense of editing. With black and white shots, slow motion and ghosting. This we can see is media 2.0, which is when people, like me who aren't professionals, are creating their own videos, music, etc. with technology they can access. They can then try and promote themselves with sites like Myspace or You Tube. This is what we did and so I now know how to create, market and distribute my creations and ideas through the use of the internet.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Stop motion test

These are a a few stop motion videos we did to practise for a possible feature in our music video. Some are with different effects added.

These are with the added effect