Because of our liking of the song ‘Moves Like Jagger’ we thought we would do this song when researching Maroon 5, however after seeing the video we decided to choose the less known song ‘Misery’ in the hopes of making it more original. However after seeing the new release ‘Misery’ Maroon Five we decided we wanted to do this song as we found the Video original and the song catchy; something a wider genre would be appealed by. We then requested song permission for this song and started plotting our coursework around this; doing an audience profile and audience profile around the alternative pop genre (most fitting to Maroon Five). Initially we were thinking something along the ‘Industrial’ genre and had taken inspiration from Nine Inch Nails but choosing something a little more Neo-Industrial we went with a song by the band‘Innerpartysystem’ (Who are also of the industrial genre). We asked permission for the song ‘Don’t Stop’. Personally I took inspiration from the farce like video ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies by Panic! @ The Disco’. The use of costume and a clown theme to represent the destruction of innocence appealed to me greatly. I also looked at a range of costumes from bands like ‘Muse’ to ‘David Bowie’ and ‘Queen’ as from them it is quite apparent that appearance means something and that eccentricity usually gets publicity. We looked at many types of genre, from Industrial to Rock, pop dance electronic and all in-between, eventually we decided On a alternative Pop video simply because this is the most popular genre of the moment making ideas present in pretty much every Video we watched, ideas we could use to help produce our own. When researching the industrial genre I took heavy influence from the video ‘Don’t Stop’ as aforementioned. The reason for this is I found the use of stop motion and combined film to represent insanity and the heavy use of iconography to be quite moving and it got the message of the song through very clearly, seeming to highlight the points and even make it better. Initial Ideas David Leighton As a final stage of research we had to choose between our two preferred bands ‘The Feeling’ and ‘Maroon Five’, due to the fact ‘The Feeling’ were playing live at Metro the week we had to decide we chose to go and see them play live, however after seeing ‘The Feeling’ we decided that because their album was older than Maroon 5’s we wanted to do something that was new and this eventually was the reason we chose to use Maroon Five’s song, however if we had not choose this song we would have done ‘Set My World On Fire, The Feeling’ as this video too was one of the lesser known singles and therefore easier to make our own and a bit more unique.
So what aspects will we recreate? Furthermore although we only researched ‘The Feeling’ by seeing them live I have recently looked through their music video’s and songs and have noticed how their music is all rather ‘PG’ in the sense that it could be watched by all members of the family. However ‘Innerpartysystem’s music is a lot more controversial, so I hope to combine the techniques used In some of the music by ‘Innerpartysystem’ whilst retaining the family orientated pop friendly genre used by bands like ‘The Feeling’ and ‘Maroon Five’. From the Innerpartysystem video we hope to recreate a few aspects such as ‘Don’t Stop’ the use of Stop Motion in film to create a jerky almost electric feel to the Video that seemed to give it an energy. Also the use of high speed cuts and match on action speed this video up and it gives it a high speed action like feeling; for some parts of our video (particularly the verses) we wish to recreate this to give it a uniqueness and energy. From ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’ by Panic! @ The Disco we wish to recreate the symbolism shown in the video and how the use of set and character can help reinforce the message or lyrics of the song. Furthermore in this song I believe the use of mise-en-scène particular costume adaptation creates a very eccentric style which creates significant visual impact; whilst the dress style used in our video may not be the same as this I hope to recreate the individuality through costume within ours.