Monday, 18 October 2010

What Now???

Now that I am all ready to start filming my actual video, I just need the equipment. All I really need is a video camera because everything else I have sorted out. The actor's outfits are taken care of and the locations for the film are quite close and easy to get to.

Another quick idea

This is another quick idea for my album cover. As you can see, I have completely changed my ideas around. I decided to experiment with the background image (that I found on the internet) because the other image I was using started to look a bit boring. I have kept the same title because I think it is really effective. The images, I decided to try something different than just having one image on its own. I have used the same technique I used last year in my coursework (magazine) and have found that it is really effective and eye catching.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

More quick ideas

I have done another mock album cover with a similar idea to the design.
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

Quick Ideas 1

Here is another quick idea for the album cover:

Like before, I have used exactly the same background image that I got off google but lightened it slightly. I have used a different photo that I have taken and darkened it to get the silouette technique. I used exactly the same title (sharpened) and tried to line it up with my actor's arm. I was exactly sure how to bend the image so that it bends with the arm of the actor, but I believe that when it comes to actually make the album cover, I will use much more techniques. This was only the first idea and was just playing around with lots of different ideas.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Mock Up Album Cover (Practice)

I have played around with some images I have taken and decided to come up with some practice album covers. This is my first attempt:

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

Pinnacle Studios

Today we learned about the software Pinnacle Studios. This is the software that we will be using to edit and make our projects on. In my case, I will use the programme to edit my music video.

This is what the main screen looks like when you open up the programme. You have 3 options at the top of the screen. Capture, Edit and Make Movie.

This is where the footage you have selected goes before you edit it. You can watch your footage on the right hand sid of the screen.


The costumes that my actor will wear are quite simple but effective. I will probably get my actor to wear only 1 or 2 different outifits.


This is my actor who will be dancing for me in my music video.
I decided to use Terrance because he is a great dancer and is able to take it seriously when we are filming. He has some great ideas that have helped me with my origional ideas. He suggested that we use behind a stage in front of a white screen because I wasn't sure how to do it at first. I also believe that the audience will enjoy watching him dance because he puts comedy into the routines and has a very friendly personality.