Monday, 28 October 2013

Planning - Storyboard

Above are a few example of the types of shots that will be included in our music video. This included shots from the first and second verse; however, we could not include the chorus as we are aiming to travel to Perdiswell Skate-park for this particular part of the songs and we were unable to travel due to college times and the opening times of the skate-park. In addition, we still intend to use the skate-park for our video and have emailed the council with conformation that we are able to film there. The email and conformation can be found on my blog.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Planning - Facebook Group

We have decided to create a Facebook group and we've added people that suit our specific target audience, in order to gain feedback and ideas for our video

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Planning - messages with cast/updates

We decided to create a Whatsapp group which will enable us to communicate with our cast. We have decided to meet on Tuesday 19th November to finish our research and planning by travelling to Perdiswell with our cast to take photographs for our storyboard, below is an example of the messages sent. 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013


Is Creativity A Skill?
  • Points to think about are:
  • Can we develop creativity?
  • Do we all have the potential to improve it?
  • How can we learn how to be creative?
  • Does knowledge of culture/art, help us be more creative?
I Think a knowledge of culture and art can help us be more creative, because the more you draw inspiration from, allow you to gain different ideas and put them together to create something new and of your own. A knowledge of art and culture sometimes can inspire or trigger an idea which enables you to be more creative.
Does a knowledge of creative "tools" help us be more creative?
A knowledge of creative tool does help us be more creative because they allow us to create ideas that are not available, for example the green screen is a tool which enables you to edit a computer generated background or sound behind an object or person. The use of Photoshop also enables you to edit an image to any extent that it becomes unrealistic.
Does media technology inhibit creativity? Are we more "free" without media technology?
I think it enables us to do more with less cost and less props/actors/locations. It allows for more freedom because it can permit us to do more and create new things.
How creative are media producers?
Media producers are somewhat creative because although they come up with interesting and new ideas, the people who produce the ideas that the producers come up with are more creative because they take the ideas and make them a physical thing, they also tell the media producer what ideas he can and can't use.

Planning - Cast Roles

Sophie Price - Main role as the female artist
Jack Suttie - Male actor

Planning - Costume List

Audience Feedback from the Pitch

Key Points from feedback:

  • Test Shoots for both the skate-park and Anita's house - This something we plan on doing very soon as this will give us some idea of the type of equipment such as lighting we will need.
  • Create a plan B as a back-up - This idea is also something we are also going to follow as a secondary plan will b useful if our main idea fails
  • Research Around maybe the 50's and 60's style - Authentic/vintage clothing - This idea we did do some research into, such as the B52's but we decided not to follow this through as we felt this time period didn't suit the original settings of a modern day house and skate park
  • Test picture in picture - This is something we are also in the stages of testing, this is one particular idea we strongly want to put in our music video and as a group think would be very effective.
  • Permission to use Skate-park - As a group we have already gained permission for use and you can find the email for this on the blog.

Examples of Feedback: 

Presentation for our Pitch

Permission For Skate-park usage

Here is the email sent to the council for permission to use the skate-park
and below this is the reply from the council giving us permission to use the area.
Reply Email

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Experiment with the couple spinning

This video below is an experiment with the two people spinning, we chose to have a long shot to begin with and then close-ups of the female and male separately because at this point is where the animal masks will flicker on the individuals as they spin. Although this was only a practise so the video isn't as smooth, it enabled us to overcome the problems such as the angle and positioning of the camera so these hopefully won't occur during our final filming.

Experiment with the calander being torn

This video below is an experiment with the calendar being torn and scrunched up, we chose an extreme close-up so the calendar and hands of the artists are only visual, this we thought works well. Although, the video doesn't flow so smoothly due to the attempts of practise (stopping and starting the camera) this  made us realise what we should do when recording our final.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Props List

  • Rabbit Mask
  • Fox Mask
  • Crown
  • Paper Calender
  • Tooth Brushes
  • Hair Brush
  • Tea Bags
  • One blue cup and one pink cup
  • Clothing
  • Scrabble Board Game
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottle of alcohol
  • Mascara
  • Red cape

Lyrics for Remi Nicole's 'Another Day'

Saturday, 5 October 2013



  • We have decided as a group to have to separate locations of which the one location being Perdiswell Skatepark and this particular setting will be filmed for the chorus of our song where both the female and male will be in animal masks.
  • The second location will be at one of our group members home and base and main setting for our video will be filmed here.

  • Towards the end of the song, the filming will take place in the house of which the female artists and male character will spin hand in hand where close-ups of each character will be filmed as 'flashes' of the animal masks appear on each character, bringing both scenes together to reveal the plot.

Target Audience

From research into our chosen genre of IndiePop we decided that our age-range would be those between the ages of 16-24 and these individuals we thought would be mainly female as our main artist would be female and also due to the chosen genre of the music. These would be either college or university students due to the young target audience and style of music as ‘Independent’ music is becoming increasingly more popular with younger fan-bases and these would be the type of people that would be interested in Pop music but like to spread to other types of music.

Music Video Ideas and Influences continued

Another influence from our research in class was the song 'What's A Girl To Do' by Bat For Lashes, we came across this video whilst doing some research into the genre of 'IndiePop' and our group loved the idea of using animal masks, so we decided to incorporate this idea when planning out our music video.

We decided that during the chorus of the song which would be set at the skate park, the female artist and the male character would wear these animal masks (female in a rabbit mask and the male in a fox mask), then during the end of the song, the setting would be in the house where the couple would swing hand in hand as these animal masks almost 'flicker' on and off the characters bring the two scenes together to unravel the plot.

This idea was again influenced by the trailer for 'The Wicker Man' where there is a wide use of animal masks and hidden identity

Music Video Ideas and Influences

Our original idea came from Kate Nash's 'Foundations' when it was shown to us in class as an idea of the 'IndiePop' genre.

Our idea was to have a similar setting to Kate Nash with the main setting being in a 'typical' home with the female artist/character running around 'recklessly' and throwing clothing and other items around the house.  Because the song we've chosen is also about relationships similar to Kate Nash, we wanted to incorporate a male character of which the female artist will 'annoy' and 'play up' due to the illustrative aspect of the songs lyrics, 'another day wasted'.
We have also decided to include more amplifying meanings and as well illustrative as we felt this would liven the video, instead of it being simply just direct.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Idea for a part in our video

An idea we came up with was to have some sort of board game during one of our scenes in the music video where both the female artist and the male character are sat playing this at a table maybe set in the lounge or kitchen, at this point the female artist will be lip syncing and there will be shot reverse shots of both characters and then the camera will cut to a stop-motion video of the words 'Another Day' on a Scrabble Board game being spelt out, of which the female artist will then 'swipe' her hand across which will knock all the pieces to the floor.