Saturday, 8 December 2007

Filming and Editing Progress

hey, just like to update you on are progress, we have finished filming and editing is going smoothly.

We filmed all in one day, in bury and through the abbey gardens, into the graveyard, then at my house, for the getting ready shots.
We tried to stick to the shot list as much as possible but we had other ideas when we got onto the set. Looking back on the shots we were generally happy with them. some of the walking shots at the start in the town we felt our too long, however the other shots to break these 2 long shots up (a POV, and and Low angle) either lacked continuity, or didnt turn out as we expected. Another problem we have is on one shot andy looks at the camera, and this is the only shot we have of this, so we may have to leave it as it is in the middle of the shot.

Editing is going well as well, we have just cropped down most of the shots and added the music, we have worked it out as well that andy leaves the house when the 2nd chorus comes in so that works very well. Another shot that goes well with the music, is the long shot of andy walkin thru the abbey gardens, this is being played when the guitar solo comes in, so we are happy with the timing of the music.

Neway will get bak to you on some of the feedback when we get it to help us with our critical evaluations.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

New Idea!!!

hey, well i have been at home for while now and after 24/7 of music channels i have thought of a new idea for the music video as the other idea wasnt really progressin into any detail. We still hav our original idea of a man walking however we wont hav a single shot. so basically he walks through different settings such as the town, to a village and then finally to a grave yard, and the final shot will be him lookin down at his grave. We have found another song that goes better with it as well. which is linkin parks new song "shadow of the day".

"Shadow Of The Day"
I close both locks below the window
I close both blinds and turn away
Sometimes solutions aren't so simple
Sometimes good bye's the only away
And the sun will set for you
The sun will set for you
And the shadow of the day
Will embrace the world in grey
And the sun will set for you
In cards and flowers on your window
Your friends all plead for you to stay
Sometimes beginnings aren't so simple
Sometimes good bye's the only way
And the sun will set for you
The sun will set for you
And the shadow of the day
Will embrace the world in grey
And the sun will set for you
And the shadow of the day
Will embrace the world in grey
And the sun will set for you
And the shadow of the day
Will embrace the world in grey
And the sun will set for you
I believe the lyrics go well with the idea, and az likes the idea, just need to ok it with andy!!!

Friday, 28 September 2007


alrite people just adding some videos that is in the style that we r doing our music video in. and also to tell you all about the progress that we made in todays lesson.

Kanye West - All Falls Down

Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up

So today in media we just basically brainstormed ideas and discussed them(shall we say passionately?). in this process we toyed with ideas of what will actually happen in our video instead of just how it will be shot and we talked about a murder etc but then after asking for advice from Mrs. Bannon we realised that it was kind of cliched and a lot of the groups work has murder in it. we also thought about telling the story backwards but after discussing it we thought it wouldnt be as effective as 1st thought and it would be simpler to tell the story going forwards.

so all in all we still need ideas for what can actually happen in the video, so please give us some suggestions, we're not desparate...much!!

Tuesday, 25 September 2007


Right I have some ideas for a music video. I have been looking on a website for ideas and watching the music channels for some inspiration. The website i hav been looking on is:

Basically its there opinion of the top 100 music videos and has all of the videos on the site for u to watch.

Other Videos which gave us ideas:

Brand New: Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades

The Verve: Bittersweet Symphony

Inme: I Wont Let Go

So our first thoughts have been basically to to have a close up of someone about to play the song on there ipod, and then its a point of view shot of him walking down the street and basically events unfold when he is walking. we will try and make it look like one shot, but if that doesnt work we will hav to hav different types of shots to add it all together. The Verve video really is the influence but the idea, of someone controlling everyone is a pretty cool idea as well. the inme video shows again somebody walking and events happening with a bit of performance with it which is a classic convention of that genre.

Me, Az, and Andy seem to have found a song (Dykeenies - Pick you up) which fits the video well. I think that the video idea suits an indie song very well. But i think ed still wants to have a look at other possible songs to see if there is any other song which goes better.

Basically if you have any ideas what else could happen or would like to expand on our initial idea, plz tell us!!!