The shot of Courtenay doing a cartwheel across the iconic Abbey Road zebra crossing shows that the band are fun, energetic and don’t take themselves too seriously.
The shot of the band running at the camera breaks the forth wall, and includes the audience. It also adds to the energetic impact of the film.
The animation of the stars and moving yellow stripes adds to the psychedelic and quirky aspects of the film.
The black and blue moving stripes around the band on Abbey Road adds to the psychedelic affect of the film. The shot of Abbey Road acts as an intertextual reference as fans will recognise the iconic image.
This shot is an imitation of the Beatles running down the road in “A Hard Days Night”, and therefore acts as a shared context with fans. We put it in black and white to look exactly like the Beatles version.
The shot of Sophie and Courtenay in front of the Beatles adds to the quirkiness of the film, and pays reference to our idols. By having Sophie and Courtenay laughing shows the laid-back and fun nature of the group.
The dancing dwarf is a quirky character for the film.
The long shot of the band members dancing in a circle shows you the closeness of the three members. The yellow tint makes the video more trippy.
The close-up shot of Courtenay laughing makes her closer to the audience, and we therefore feel more affection for her. By having her come out of her “serious” pose and start laughing, we are showing the light-heartedness of the group and video.
The zoom-in shot of Sophie and Courtenay outside the café “Paul” adds to the energy and movement of the film.
The distorted shot of Courtenay adds to the hallucinogenic feel of the video.
The three-way split screen is a convention of many modern music videos. By having the black and orange stripes go through the characters, we are making the mis-en-scene trippy and psychedelic. Sophie is doing the peace sign as this is something the group believes in, and gives further shared context with our audience.
After the band walk across the crossing, this shot shows them laughing, talking and adjusting their masks. The audience therefore gets to see the true personalities of the band members when they’re not performing.
These psychedelic colours are often used when demonstrating acid trips, or psychedelic 1960s scenes. We used them to assist the hallucinogenic feel of the video.
The split screen is a common convention of modern day music videos.
The use of dramatic makeup makes our film more quirky and was inspired to us by our influential artists such as Panic! At the Disco, and Paul McCartney.
Shots of Sophie lip-synching with the animated Beatles walking behind her act as further reference to our idols, and add to the 60s/psychedelic feel of the music video.
The animation and sickly green mirror image make this shot truly hallucinogenic.
The close up of Courtenay getting hit with a snowball make the band appear fun and playful.
The footage of Sophie and Courtenay screaming for the Beatles is in black and white to make it look like authentic 1960s footage.
The split screen shows Sophie lip-synching, while Courtenay hands out flowers for peace. The trippy, hallucinogenic background makes it more hippy-like and psychedelic.
The HA shot of Courtenay crying is quirky and unusual.
The shot of Sophie’s head on Courtenay’s shoulder shows the closeness and affection of the band that they are trying to project.
The policemen reflect what is being said in the lyrics. The bright luminous lights against the dark background acts as further psychedelia.
The wacky, quirky, psychedelic backgrounds behind Sophie, alongside the hippy-sunglasses give the film a true 1960s feel.