Photo Album.The pictures I used and didn’t use for my DVD cover and Poster to
promote my Music Video including the costumes for my music video.
This is my first choice of costume I wanted to my artist to wear in my music
video, as you can see the top is hot pink and the trousers are black, from my
questionnaire this is what my audience wanted, however I did not use this in
my music video as I believe the top was too plain as well as the trousers and
it didn’t really come under the R&B codes and conventions in clothing as
women in R&B usually have very little clothing. therefore within my own
knowledge I decided not to use this consume.
As you can see, the colour palate is the same which is hot pink and
black, this is because I wanted the first part of my music video as the
colours are important which relate to the storyline of the video.
However again, this consume don’t really cover the R&B clothing
conventions and the top don’t look mature enough to be worn by an
Within the same colours, this is another costume, the reason I never told
my artist to wear this in my music video, is mainly because the shirt looks
to childish as it has big dots all over the shirt, it also looks like a sleeping
top which is an disadvantage and doesn’t met my aims.
This is what I made my artist wear at the very end of my music video, I
chose this costume because its something different, her plain black
trousers emphasize the darkness she is in, as she was unhappy having
arguments with her husband, but the white top contrasts with it and
make it not so boring, I added a pink and white stripy cardigan to make
all fit in together.
This is my main costume which I made my artist wear through the first
part of my music video, I choose this mainly because it simple but very
eye catching, it looks lush and very attractive and the hot pink blends in
with the black. Its nice fitted which made my artist look very
comfortable in it and it matched the codes and conventions of RnB
fashion for women.
I never chose theses costumes because It looks very busy, as her dress has
blue flowers all over it, and then on top she has a stripy cardigan with
doesn’t seem to match the dress and doesn’t really match the codes and
This is what a typical women would wear normally when she's going to
go out or normally just wear at home, so I used this in some of my
flashback she's having with her husband, the reason I chose this is
because the top is stripy which is something different to the other
clothes she wore, and the blue matches her blue tight jeans, her jeans
cover the codes and conventions as it shows the shape of her legs and
makes it looks attractive.
This the last costume she wore during my music video, mainly
everything is white, this emphasizes the purity and that she's come out
the darkness, also the little butterflies shows the peace and that she's
free from the relationship she was in with her husband. To make it all fit
in I put a little white cardigan to make her white jeans which makes it
look for more professional.
Throughout the music video, my artist wore two types on heels during the
music video, first par are black and the next pair are white; the black pair
are to match the black and hot pink dress, as the white pair are to match
the white dress. This is mainly because most R&B females wear very high
heels to elongate their legs because if they are wearing hardly any clothes
the higher the shoes the longer their legs will look which makes it look
For my artist to look all
artistic and match the R+B
codes and convention, I
put make up on her which
very bold and defined,
especially her eyes they
had dark coloured eye
shadows with gold's which
makes her eyes very
alluring. To show power
some females wear red
lipstick in their videos.
Therefore I did the same
to establish that she is the
main person in my music
video and she has all the
power throughout it all.
Most RnB artist, their hair is always
styled in a very dramatic way which
is very eye catching, another reason
many people make the hair style that
is very attractive, is because it may
attract many females as they may use
their ‘celebrity’ as a role model and
they may act and try to dress in the
way the music video portrays them.
The hair style mainly has to be step
by step, firstly I has to curls my artists
hair to make it look realistic, and
then I made it into a bun to make it
look for seductive.
After I made it into a
bun, I got some hair out
at the front which made
it look like a fringe to
make it look
fashionable, and I gave
it the last few touches,
by adding a black bow
to match the dress, and
included the accessories
such as big earrings,
necklaces this is to
prove and show that I
am breaking gender
stereotypes because it is
usually R&B males that
wear that much
1. This picture is of a female alone, all of the
pictures are, this is because the female is the
main character in the music video so as a result
in my DVD cover and music poster, however the
reason I didn’t use this picture as mainly because
I don’t like the angle the camera took this
picture, and unfortunately her eyes are actually
closed which give the picture a poor look which
isn't really attractive for the audience.
2. When I retook the picture as I made a mistake in
my previous one, I kept the camera straight and
angle as a mid shot and I realised that the picture
was very successful as she gives a intense look and
her eyes are down in the picture which could
advantage as you can see the dark eye coloured eye
shadow which looks very lush and attractive, and the
effect was again also very successful within the photo
3. The lighting in this image is very high and
bright, the difference from the previous image is
that her eyes are up which promotes sexuality
and a sense of lust. It also creates a form of
levels to show a variety of shots, however, it
looks like her head is in a awkward position and
she is very uncomfortable which makes the
image look unprofessional.
4. The artists face doesn’t look very engaging
and doesn’t really promote what I want and what
I'm looking for, however as she is sitting down it
gives a different level of attraction and shows all
5. This is a different level/pose as the artist is
standing up with her against the wall which her hands
on the wall close to the camera, and her eyes looking
down. Overall this image gives a lush effect and with
her eyes looking down promotes that she's upset as
her and her husband broke up. The one disadvantage
with this image is that you can see the shadow at the
back so when I erase the green screen it will be
difficult for me to erase the shadow.
6. In this image, she is standing up straight, and is a
longshot this shot excludes and the bottom half of
the artist’s legs, it also shows her dress and it shows
that she has good body language and facial
expressions that appeals.
7. The artist is on a different level as she is sitting on
her heels, this again gives a lush effect as she's
engaging with the camera and by her putting her
hands and her knees shows the levels of her legs.
However this is not the type of pose.
8. This image is very poor, as her eyes are closed
which emphasizes that there is no connection with the
camera and she's lost. Another reason Is that her
body language, facial expressions is all wrong and
doesn’t really match the expectations.
9. This image looks like a mug shot as she
wasn’t ready to take the image and she is
looking up as she is day dreaming about
something and because she isn't looking at
the camera looks like she's not engaging
or there is no connection, the angle the
image was taken was a mid shot only
showing the top of her dress, so the main
focus is on the face, but because her facial
expressions are wrong, this image looks
1O. Again, her eyes are closed which
shows that this image cannot be used as it
makes it look very unprofessional.
11. In this image and beyond, she has changed her
clothes as in the music video she has changed them
also, the reason she is wearing white is to show the
purity as the end of my music video. This image is
looks like she is upset as her eyes are down again
and she has a straight face which sometimes may
not look as effective and attractive.
12. She's looking up in this image with a slight smile
on her face, as she is looking up is shows the
connection with the camera and as the shot is a mid
shot you can see her dress, and If you look close up
the ring on her finger is very eye catching, the same
ring is used in the music video as her wedding ring,
so this shows the connection.
13. This image captures the top of her dress and
shows her necklaces and all her other accessories,
again with her eyes looking down it shows her eye
shadows colours which matches the dress, which is
an advantage as it looks professional.
14. This high shot make the artist look vulnerable, but
my aim was to show happy times and link it with sad
times later throughout the music video. Also I know
that the audience’s eye will draw toward the hair as it
the close to the camera but that’s something I don't
want, as my aim was to show the emotions of my artist
through the use of images.
15. The camera is on a slanted angle which gives the
image a firm effect, as her hand is by her hair it
shows her bracelets another use of accessory which
contrasts with her dress. Her facial expression is deep
and shows the emotions through her eyes as she is
looking straight down.
16. This is a close up image of her face,
the audiences eyes will draw mainly into
her lips as they are dark red, this is to
emphasize the power of women in the
18. This picture captures a shocked look
that happens to be unprofessional and it
generates comedy, not joyfulness.
17. This image is a mid shot which shows her
face looking straight at the camera, her body
language, facial expression is lush which make
the image look professional and eye catching
for the audience, it also promotes the emotion
as she is smiling, which shows that she's