Thursday, 9 December 2010
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Here is the back to the album cover. I used a similar background image but I didn't want it to be exactly the same. I have used an image I have taken of my actor and flipped the image in Microsoft Fireworks because it was origionally the other way round. I have simply found an image of a barcode on the internet and placed it in the corner so that I could place the text at the top of the page. I have used exactly the same font and colour for my album back because I believe that it would have looked out of place if I didn't. I decided not to put a motion trail on the text because I don't think you would have been able to read it. I am very pleased with these two ideas and might even consider using them as my final products once I have done some improvements on them.
Monday, 29 November 2010
Thursday, 18 November 2010
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Monday, 1 November 2010
Monday, 18 October 2010
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Like the other two mock ups, I used the same background image that I got off Google. The only thing that I did with the image is lightened it by lowering the brightness. I have used the same title that I used on the other two ideas, but I have used a different photo that I have taken myself. The image was a little bit lighter when I took it, so I simply darkened the image so that the title would stand out. I also like how the actor is pointing at the title.
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
The background image isn't one that I have made (google images) but I thought it would be a good idea because it is neon. The only thing that I did with the title is sharpened it. The image of the dancer is my own photo. All I did to the image was darkened it so that the title would stand out more and it would just look like a silouette. I wanted to make a border of lights around the image, so I started along the bottom. I thought that it would look better if it was just along the bottom underneath the image, so I stopped. I tried to make the light bulbs look 3D and match the title. I also put a glow around each one to make them look like they are lighting up the image.
Monday, 4 October 2010
Friday, 24 September 2010
Here are a few of the first images in the first location.
These were my first attempt.
Then we moved to a different location and tried something else. We found a white screen in front of a stage, so we pulled the curtains across so that it was dark behind and had the dancer against the screen. This is what it turned out like:
As you can see from the board the costumes in each square are different. When the camera cuts to the different location, I didn't want just the background to be different, I wanted the dancer's outfit to be different as well. Each square of the story board is each different cut.
Thursday, 23 September 2010
- Neon Lights
- Neon Limelight
- Lights, Camera, Action
- Disco, Disco
I have also done some samples of fonts I may use to see what they look like and which one looks best.
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Thursday, 16 September 2010
- Mow Cop
- Biddulph Grange Gardens
- Knypersley Pool
- Little Morton Hall??
- Biddulph Moor (Rocks)
I may add some other locations to the list once I start filming.
Here are some images of the locations I may choose to film at.
A view from Mow Cop. This would be the perfect place for the dancer. I like this particular location because it has a fantastic view.
The image on the right is an image taken at Biddulph Grange Gardens. This would also be a great place to film because of the archway between the two statues.
This is another location I might use. The image is taken of Knypersley Pool. It a great place to film because there will be a great background behind the dancer and it is easy to get to.
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
This is another video from Jason Derulo. I partically like this video because it uses similar techniques to what I want to use. He is dancing all the way through the video. A clever point about this video is that lights flash to the beat of the music. This gives the video speed and energy. I may decide to use this idea in my video.
The techniques I like used in the video are the camera shots. There are quite a few close-ups on the dancer's face. There are also quick cuts that are made brighter using lights. I think that flashing lights in the video will make it look a lot better. I like the technique that has a close up, then a long shot so you can see the dancer and what he is doing.
The colours are quite interesting in this video too. The dancer is wearing colours that match and the background lights as well.
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
This is another Jason Derulo music video. I have chosen to do a few of his videos because lots of techniques are used. In this particular video they have used lots of mirrors and digital technology to get it how it is. I know I won't be able to do this technique in my video because I do not have equipment as advanced as the music industry. During the video there is a technique that catches my eye. The rapid cuts get much faster when he is about to sing the chorus. This builds the audience's excitment. It also cuts as fast as the drum beat during the song.
The actual part of the video that I find interesting is the title. The name of the song comes onto the screen but we still the image in the background. Here is a still image that shows the technique.
Monday, 5 July 2010
This is one the greatest dance videos in history. I personally like this video because from the second it starts, it is straight into a dance routine. The attention to detail in the video is something else that catches my attention. Firstly, the lighting matches the theme of the song. Because the song is called 'Bad', you wouldn't expect the lighting to be bright, you see that they are in an underground car park and it is dark. The dancers are also wearing dark clothes such as black and dark blues. As well as the clothes, nearly all of the dancers are wearing chains etc to make them seem like 'gangsters'.
As well as the mise-en-scene, the camera shots are effective. Some camera shots are short and quick to create tension, however there are some camera shots that last a little longer. Some of the shots are long shots to show all of the dancers and what they are doing. Other shots are of the main dancer's (who is also the singer) face to show just him singing and his facial expression.
I personally admire the high angle shot of Michael Jackson on his own and the backing dancers are not in shot. Then the camera becomes level and zooms outwards, then you see the backing dancers come into shot.
Monday, 28 June 2010
Usher - OMG
Here is another hip-hop dance video. This is similar to the video before but the lead singer/dancer is dancing all of the way through this video and that is what I wanted to do in my video. Even if the lead man isn't dancing, there are backing dancers.
Another factor within the video is the quick camera cuts. The camera cuts with the beat of the song. It is very effective because it looks like there is so much happening, it keeps the audience watching to see what's happening. I will definately try to use this technique in my video.
I also like the contrast between the lead singer/dancer, who is wearing a black suit and the fact that the song is called 'O My God'. You would usually associate God with heaven which is light and white.
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Jaosn Derulo - In My Head
During this video, the lead singer/dancer is dancing in front of a bright light, which makes him a silhouette. This is the video that gave me the idea to use that in my video. It also gave me the idea to have a dancer in the video as well. I think it is a great technique, and will try to use it in my video.
As well as the silhouette technique, there are a number of techniques used to make this video sucessful. The quick camera cuts are effective to get the video to flow. Some even cut with the beats of the song. I will definately use this technique in my video.
Another thing that works well in the video is the lighting. The lighting is dark to give the idea that it is night time, but I like how the main singer/dancer is wearing bright clothes such as blue jacket and he is lit up to be the brightest object on screen.
This is a still shot of the technique I wanted to use in my video. To do this technique in my video, I will have to use car headlamps in the dark. This is the only way I can think of to make this technique work in my video.
Monday, 21 June 2010
I have the idea of a dancer starting off first. There will be different camera angles aiming at him when the music starts. He will simply dance to the song and there maybe some dancers come on screen later on in the song (I havent quite decided yet). The whole way through the song, there will be camera cuts and this will show the dancer dancing in different places. The dancer will also be wearing different clothing when the camera cuts.
I am also going to start the video in a certain way. The opening shot will be a silhouette of the dancer. So I will have to use a bright light to put behaind the dancer. I will have him dancing for a few seconds and then have the first cut.
I may put other things into the video, but I am not sure what yet. This is just a rough idea.
- Complete Research (existing products/audience) by 24th July.
- Complete planning (scripts, shot lists, storyboards, animatics, mock-ups, flat plans etc) by 10th September.
- Complete rough-cut by 20th September.
- Complete final cut by 1st October.
- Complete album cover and magazine cover mock-ups by 15th October.
- Final album cover and magazine cover completed by 31st October.
- Audience feedback by 10th November.
- Revisions by 20th November.
- Evaluations by 30th November.
- 1st hand-in by 1st December.