Friday, 24 September 2010

Practice shots

I have taken some practice images of my dancer using the silloette technique. I have also done some practice videos and I can definately see the difference between the first ones at our first location and the second one in a different location.
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:


Here is the story board for my music video. Because there is not really a story to the video, I have made each section the shot in different locations. This is a basic idea of what I wanted to do. The first and forth square is the shots with the silloette technique. The other squares are the ones where it would cut to a different location.
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

Album Name

I have decided that the name of the album will be called 'Neon Lights'. I think it goes well because the name of the song is 'Neon Music'. After looking at the fonts for each of the titles, I thought that the Neon Lights would look best on the front of the album.

Album Names

I have been trying to think of a name for my album and couldn't decide which one to choose. Because the song I am using will be called 'Neon Music', I wanted to link with that. Here are a few that I thought of
  • 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.

Here are some more that I personally like and may choose to use the font for the album cover.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Album research

Check out this SlideShare Presentation:

Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Before starting any research at all, I wondered who I would have in my video. I thought about having more than one dancer in the video but it might not have worked as well. So I just decided to use one, main dancer. I briefly explained what I would have him doing on screen earlier on. I will have him dancing in the middle of the screen but the background will be constantly changing.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Song Choice

I have decided what the song will be that I use in my music video. It is called 'Neon Music' by Big Ali. I believe it is a good song for my actor to dance to because it has a catchy beat.

Filming Locations

I have come up with a few ideas for filming locations for my video:
- Mow Cop
- Troughstones
- 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

Jason Derulo - Ridin Solo

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.