Camerawork <ul><li>I need to make sure that I plan my camera angles, distance, movement, shots, etc. before I start filming because my music video will be about 3 minutes long and therefore I will need to film lots of shots. </li></ul><ul><li>I need to make sure I prepare so that I don’t waste time on the filming day. </li></ul>
High angle shot <ul><li>I will be using high angle shots to make Lester look small, innocent and fearful in my music video as that it what most of my music video is about. </li></ul><ul><li>This will mean that I will use very few low angle shots, if any, as I don’t want Lester to come across as dominant. </li></ul>
Aerial shots <ul><li>I will use aerial shots in order to set the mise-en-scene. If it is at a far away distance then this will also make Lester look less dominant, and lonely. As I am shooting it on a beach too it is quite eerie, as normally a beach is packed full of people. </li></ul><ul><li>I could do this shot stationary, spinning, handheld, etc.. </li></ul>
Establishing Shots <ul><li>I will use an establishing shot in order to make the audience aware of the surroundings in which my video is being filmed. This will also hopefully make them feel like they are actually there, and that they can feel the cold, and the wind. </li></ul>
Wide Shot <ul><li>I will be using quite a few wide shots in order to give the sense again that Lester is isolated, small and vulnerable. </li></ul><ul><li>This will also give the audience a chance to see the costumes and the mise-en-scene. </li></ul>
Tracking Shot <ul><li>This shot is one that follows the artist, if they are walking/running/dancing. This will be used to compliment my fast paced sections. </li></ul><ul><li>This will also create an effect where it feels like someone is following Lester, that trouble is following him. </li></ul><ul><li>To make this more interesting I will change the angle frequently. </li></ul>
Close ups <ul><li>This will probably be the most common shot I use as this is part of Goodwin’s principles – the star image but also because I want to create a feeling of frustration for Lester, so by seeing that we as the audience are in his face all the time, does this well. </li></ul><ul><li>It also creates a sense of intimacy and as if we know him personally. </li></ul><ul><li>By doing close ups we are publicising him as well. </li></ul><ul><li>The close ups will show Lester’s emotion too as it is a very emotional song. </li></ul>
Eye-line match <ul><li>Eye-line matches come into the theme of the notion of looking. I am going to use this to show his actions, for instance looking at the pills and then picking them up. </li></ul>
Editing <ul><li>The editing is very important as it needs to match every beat of the song so if it’s slow the transitions need to be slow to establish the mood, and if it is fast there needs to be fast cut montage which ensures multiple viewings. </li></ul><ul><li>I also need to include digital effects such as split screens, colourisation, possibly back to front screens etc. </li></ul>
Fast Cut Montage <ul><li>I will include fast editing in order to show fragments of narration/action – meaning each shot should only last about 3 seconds. A good way of doing this is by including flash backs. </li></ul><ul><li>I will need to make sure that I pull this off though by making sure the transitions match to the beat. </li></ul>
Digital Effects. <ul><li>I may use split screens to show both of my different characters at the same time but on separate sides of the screen – this shows that they are not in the same environment but the characters link. </li></ul><ul><li>I also may use a black and white effect or a saturation to set the dark mood. </li></ul>
Speed up/Slow down <ul><li>There will be some scenes where I slow the scene right down to set the mood. This will enable the audience to really take in what is happening, i.e if Lester is walking alone the beach it gives the audience a chance to reminisce what has happened throughout the video so far. </li></ul>
Focus in/focus out <ul><li>I am going to use focus in/out in order to create a disorientated effect as Lester is drunk. </li></ul><ul><li>This is also a technique for notion of looking. (Goodwin’s principle) </li></ul>
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