We have uploaded the storyboard on to the group blog now. The story board will prove to be useful as now we know what shots we need so we won't be wasting time by just filming the whole song with a medium shot, then a close up, then a wide shot etc.
I found it difficult because I wasn't sure what shots to do as we didn't always agree. However, we were able to compromise and we were both happy with the result.
I know the story board is subject to change, but it will help with the filming and make the process a lot faster.
We have split the video up into the narrative, the bridge and the chorus. Our video will follow typical conventions of pop music videos such as:
The music industry is constantly changing because of new technologies coming around and allowing easier/cheaper ways to listen and download music such as file sharing (eg. lime-wire), Spotify, We7 and even YouTube.
YouTube, Spotify and We7 are not illegal however, they have caused a lot of arguments in the media as they allow people to listen to music for free, this has been reducing artist's revenue. By using YouTube to watch/listen to music, the audience may send the link to peers using social networking sites (eg. MySpace, Facebook, Bebo) causing more fans and therefore more consumers of the product however, this may only cause popularity and not actually revenue. Spotify has so many songs available to listen to on a computer for free, just like iTunes but without having to pay a price, therefore it's no wonder consumers chose to use this technology instead of buying album/singles off of iTunes which will become 'old' after a few months.
Lime-Wire and Bearshare are only a few of many illegal file sharing examples. This works by people sharing their music online and others downloading this, which is basically stealing from the artist. The government are trying to find people doing this and charging them to try and prevent this.
Some artists have chosen to 'go with the flow' with these changes by: 1. giving their albums out for free in newspapers (eg. McFly, Prince) 2. giving fans their music for free and allowing them to pay how much they think it's worth.
This has caused major viral advertisement which means it is cheap to advertise so maximum profit is made. Personally, I feel this is a good way to go about it as it would be too difficult to find people that are downloading music illegally, as well as very time consuming. I feel that technology is changing so speedily that the music industry must follow it if it is to be successful.
The software used for this activity was Final Cut.
Personally, doing the prelim activity was very challenging. I got quite wound up not being able to use it, and at first it looked very daunting to me. To fix this, I went home and recorded my own clips and did my own practice movie on my macbook. I watched tutorials on YouTube on how to put effects in and how to use Final Cut. It was only a rough video, but it helped me understand the program a lot more, which helped with doing my prelim at school. Although it was hard at first, it became a lot easier, and proved to be a very useful program.
From doing this exercise, I learnt about the development of a music videos. I learnt how to cut clips and to add effects, transitions and how to render all. The most important thing I learnt was to save all clips on to the computer asap incase anything happens to the camera or the tape, which we unfortunately experienced, however, the tape came out of the video camera after a while. I was also told about scratch disks, which proved to be very helpful when wanting to swap files from the school mac to my macbook.
From this experience, I have been made much more confident in doing my final product. I now know the effects and possibilities I have now when using Final Cut whereas before, I didn't know what was possible with this program. I now know that during filming, we must film from many different angles, to make the most of the editing.
Over all, I found this experience enjoyable and by doing this, I am able to make a better video than before. Below is our final prelim video.
These are the lyrics for our song choice; Ke$ha - Kiss N' Tell
Listen to yourself, you're a hot mess St-st-stutter through your words, breaking a sweat What's it gonna take to confess? We both know Yeah, I was outta town last weekend You were feeling like a pimp 'round your lame friends Now your little party's gonna end So here we go Whoa, you got a secret Whoa, you couldn't keep it Whoa, somebody leaked it And now some shit's about to go down I never thought that you would be the one Acting like a slut when I was gone Maybe you shouldn't, oh Kiss 'n' tell You really should've kept it in your pants I'm hearing dirty stories from your friends Maybe you shouldn't, oh Kiss 'n' tell You're looking like a tool not a baller You're acting like a chick, why bother? I can find someone way hotter With a bigger, wow, well 'Cause I'm talkin' 'bout all the ways that you've messed up You weren't smart enough to keep your stupid mouth shut I'm so sick of it, I've had enough I hope you cry Whoa, you got a secret Whoa, you couldn't keep it Whoa, somebody leaked it And now some shit's about to go down I never thought that you would be the one Acting like a slut when I was gone Maybe you shouldn't, oh Kiss 'n' tell You really should've kept it in your pants I'm hearing dirty stories from your friends Maybe you shouldn't, oh Kiss 'n' tell Kiss 'n' tell, kiss 'n' tell Kiss 'n' tell, kiss 'n' tell Kiss 'n' tell, kiss 'n' tell Kiss 'n' tell, kiss 'n' tell Oh, I hope you know you gotta go Yo, get up and go, I don't wanna know How or why you're gross, you gotta go Yo, get up and go 'cause I don't wanna know I never thought that you would be the one Acting like a slut when I was gone Maybe you shouldn't, oh Kiss 'n' tell You really should've kept it in your pants I'm hearing dirty stories from your friends Maybe you shouldn't, oh Kiss 'n' tell Maybe you shouldn't, oh Kiss 'n' tell
- This album cover shows the conventional album name and artist name. - The artist name is the same colour as the album name which is a dark green 'grungy' colour to go with the genre of the music. - The font of the artist name is medieval like however, the album name's font is more neat, showing a juxtaposition within the fonts. - However, the album is unconventional as it doesn't have an image of the artist, it is purely showing a message that they want to portray to their audience. - The album has a black circle around it, as if it is from a persons point of view, like someone is spying on the family. Good Charlotte show here that they feel that someone is always watching. - The colours used are dark, as if to push the 'Hopelessness'. - Shows children looking at the screen, to prove that they are young, and showing what our world is becoming on the screen. - The cartoon like image shows the average family.