Saturday, 30 July 2011

Filming- The School scenes.

Before filming took place we prepared the mise-en-scene for the scene, this included banners, costumes and even a pair of pompoms(!) which were similar to the the ones in the original video. This helped to make our re-creation look all the more accurate!

We started filming the school scenes after school, but the footage was unsuccessful due to various after school activities going on around us, meaning our filming was continuously interrupted. Another setback we had was the number of people trying to direct the shoot. As the class was working as one big group, there were a lot of different opinions and discussions which meant not a lot of filming got done! 

As we had conveniently chosen to re-create a music video which is located in a 'school' we were able to shoot the majority of our school scenes during our media lessons. We decided to to give set roles e.g director, camera man etc. to avoid any unnecessary disagreements and setbacks. Unfortunately, this meant I was less involved with the filming than i'd like to have been, but I will have the chance to experiment more when it comes to our individual work! 

We used a different location for our second attempt of filming, which had a dark setting. We decided to use extra lights to help brighten up the set achieving a better effect on camera. 

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Preliminary Task.

For our preliminary task the whole class will be working as group. We have been set the challenge of re-creating the first minute of a music video! Due to convenience we decided to chose a music video with a school setting, these were some raised suggestions:

  • Thats What I Go To School For- Busted (2002)

  • Baby One more Time- Britney Spears (1999)

  • Teenage Dirtbag- Wheetus (2000)

  • Leave (Get out)- JoJo (2004)

  • However, we struggled to agree on any of the above, and eventually came across a more challenging music video by Paramore "Misery Business" (2007). It has a school setting but will be tricky to produce accurately. However we are all excited and up for the challenge!

    Sunday, 24 July 2011

    A2 Media.

    Now that we have completed our first year of Media studies, it is time for a new challenge!
    Using the skills we developed from last years task we are required to create our own music video! I can see this being a demanding task but I am up for the challenge! I hope to expand my knowledge in Media and pick up new skills and techniques along the way! 
    We will be working individually this year which seems daunting but I am definitely ready to up my game and achieve my very best!! 

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