ACTOR DECISIONS I have decided to use my friends Amy and Jess as theactors in my music video, as I feel that they will be easyto work with because we have known each other for so long. Amy (on the right) will play the role of the star in mymusic video as she said that she would feel comfortable lip synching to the track as she had already heard it.Jess (on the left) will be portraying the stars best friendin the video as the theme of friendship is present in the song lyrics. I chose jess for this role as she and Amy have been friends since primary school. I felt that asthey had been friends for so long their friendship would be clearly seen in the music video.
SINGER COSTUMEI really like Lana Del Rey’s style, and have decidedto replicate this in my music video. I chose for thesinger to be wearing a white dress to reflect purity and beauty but also reflect the vintage style ofLana Del Rey. I decided that the actor should also wear a leather jacket to portray a rebellious sidewhich links to the lyrics of the song. I also decidedthat the actor should wear vintage style heels, and found a pair with laces to again reflect Lana Del Rey’s style.
FRIEND COSTUMEI decided to create a clear difference betweenthe actors so that the audience is able to tell them apart. The actor playing the singersfriend will be wearing a blouse top in a boldcolour with a black skirt or shorts. My actorhas a red blouse with gold stud on the collar reflecting a rebellious side to the actor andreflecting how she is playing the friend who led the singer astray. I also decided that she should again be wearing heels.
PROP DECISIONS No props will be used in the video as I feel that they are notneeded to portray the idea I have and help my video link to the song lyrics.
BOTH ACTORSI decided to go with natural make-up for both actors as I felt that this signified raw beauty and purity. However to link the actor playing the role of thesinger to the vintage style of Lana Del Rey, I decided she would wear red lipstick .Originally I had wanted the star to wear her hair downbut as windy weather has been forecast for the day offilming, I have asked her to put her hair in a bun, as Ifeel this hairstyle will also link to the vintage style. The other actor will wear her hair down as originallyplanned. She only appears in a few shots so we will be able to work around the windy weather.