Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Group Roles

Jennie- Playing the artist, makeup/costume, Editor
Toby - Playing artists boyfriend,Props, Director, Editor
Ashlie- Playing extra, Director, Editor 
Sasha- Extra, Director, Editor, camera man  

We are all going to take it in turn to film the footage and take pictures so that we can all contribute.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Shooting Plan- Wednesday 19th January

We are going to be filming all of the footage where the location is not important (as they are close ups),  all the footage of interaction between the artist and her boyfriend( break up) and the forest scene where the chorus is set.
Here is our shooting plan:


  1. Spinning In circles w/ and w/o boyfriend
  2. Hiding behind trees
  3. Dancing
  4. Performance to camera
  5. Sitting mournfully on log (with cigarette and wine bottle) 
  6. Running through forest

  1. Lip Shot (1,2,3...)
  2. Guitar strumming close up (to show artists musicality)
  3. Facebook Chat ( demographic related)
  4. Caller ID 
  5. Burning photograph shot. ( to show moving on )
  6. Holding Hands 
  7. Bum Pinch
  1. Argument (mouthed words) 
  2. Handing box back 
  3. Box on the floor (thrown)
  4. Artist running (tracking in car/ static camera run past)
  5. BF & GF holding hands walking (back and front) 
  6. Ice cream in face

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Our Final Storyboard

Here is our final storyboard that we will use whilst filming our video:

Lip Syncing Video

Here is our video in which we practiced lip sync and experimented with the editing software.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Story Boarding

Here are me and Jennie at work storyboarding sasha took the picture and he also help in storyboarding :

We are listening to the track on my laptop create the story board so that it is precise and so that we know exactly what to shoot and when. It may happen that some of the shots once filmed aren't to our liking and don't work with the video so we may have to improvise or have another meeting to discuss alternative shots.


After deciding on our concept and the style of video we want to make, we decided to story board our ideas. We are doing this by drawing the shot and writing the length on post-it notes and arranging them on A3 sheets. Whilst doing this we listened to the song and paused it at different points to allow us to draw our ideas frame by frame.

Lip Syncing Exercise

24th November Wednesday
We had a double lesson this lesson so we thought it would be a good idea to do our lip syncing activity.   We chose Bad Romance by Lady Gaga, to make our video to as we all knew it and we thought it would be fun to experiment with.

At first we had to get used to being on camera, we were all quite camera shy... but once this passed Sasha filmed the majority and we got on with miming to the song using different angels and shots such as, High angel, close up and mid shots. Working through our shyness has enabled us to feel more comfortable within our group and i think it will make it easier when it comes to make our final video.

Once we finished miming, we uploaded the video onto Final Cut on the apple mac, we found this program hard and confused at first as we didnt know what we were doing. Eventually we got the hang of it and Toby cut some of the video and slotted them together to make a smooth video. Jennie and Ashlie then added effects to make it more interesting to watch, also made the video look professional.

Overall this activity enabled us to bond as a group and it provided us the opportunity to gain vital knowledge and understanding of Final Cut.

Story Boarding

Monday 29th November
This lesson we finished story boarding our music video using pictures we drew on post-it notes to show what we want on the particular shot with how many seconds it lasts for. We came up with a narrative for the video which is about a teenage girl whose boyfriend leaves her and that she goes through different emotions but feels safe at home. This whole situation will relate to our target audience, teenagers as at this age, that sort of stuff happens, breakups, love, emotional changes, which will make the video and song more personal.
This story boarding gives us more of an image with what the video will be like which at the moment, seems really good and we think it will be hard as we have lots of shots, but successful.

Setting Research

Me (Jennie) Toby and sasha decided to do some research into the possible location for our music video. 
We felt that this setting could provide a good backdrop for a narrative, we feel this setting would suit Ellie's music and song as it is all about home and this location is near our home and somewhere Ellie visits.