Olly Murs – Dance With Me TonightFinal Edit EvaluationPaige WardIain went through different types of music videos andshown us examples, he told us we would be creating ourown music video and we had to do research for it. Icreated three different mind maps for performance based,concept and narrative music videos, I had to find three different music videos which fitthem and all three were different genres. I had to research each song and music video andhad to talk about the use of digital effects, the editing, camera techniques, genre, tempo,target audience and their needs and the lyrics. I also included print screens from the musicvideo to help explain certain parts better. Once I finished the mind maps I had to researchthe purposes and benefits for the artist/band and target audience, Iain gave me a tablewhich I had to fill in about each music video I had already researched about on my mindmaps.Once I finished the research for the different types of music videos I had tocreate mood boards on the genre I was going to do which was rock, whatcamera angles has been used in past music videos, what clothes theywould be wearing, what sort of setting I would want to use and propswhich I may use. I also had to write about each and why they’re importantwhen producing your own music video. Once I finished the mood boards I had to go ontagxedo and find certain images off Google which included the genre I wanted my musicvideo to be and props which I was going to use. The words which madethe images had to do with the image I was trying to create so I wentonto Wikipedia and copied certain information which was useful. Ifound a lot of images I wanted to use didn’t look right as a word image,even though it was easy to use tagxedo I found when I inserted theimages and the words the image didn’t look like what it was supposedto it was complicated and took a while to get some right and how Iwanted them to look.I had to write about what job roles which are needed when producing amusic video for example director, camera person, sound operator andlighting. Even though there are many more people within the crews Ionly had to research about these four. I then had to plan out how muchproducing my music video would come up to, I was given a budget of£4000. I had to plan how much the producer, director, cast, camera, lighting, soundrecording kit, locations, art dept. and much more would cost. I had to do research on howmuch each would cost Iain gave me different websites which I could book certain items for.Once I finished the budgets and costs I had to produce a list of what equipment I neededand how much it would be to book it for 3 days. I then had to produce a proposal it had toinclude a brief of what exactly I wanted to happen in my music video, what song I wasgoing to use, the general concept, my guidelines, rules which I was going to apply, the crew,
Olly Murs – Dance With Me TonightFinal Edit EvaluationPaige Wardconcerns and pegs. In the pegs I included print screens from certain music videos and thelink to the music video.Me, Megan and Michael separately planned a music video scriptwhen we finished our ownscripts we spoke about which scriptwe was going to use and which would easiest. Once we decidedwhich script would be easiest to film we spoke about whatwould have to be changed for example there was a car in the firstscript and we didn’t have access to a car which we could film sowe had to change that. When we discussed everything and decided and which script wewas going to use we rewrote Megan’s script separately, once we finished changing thescripts we spoke about which would be the easiest and which one we preferred. Eventhough a lot got changed from the original write out of the script we still thought some ofthe script which we chosen could be changed. Instead of separately changing the script meand Megan sat together and changed certain parts together once we was happy with ourscript we started planning on making the music video.We planned where we were going to film the music video we chosen threedifferent places for example Salford Quays, Megan’s house and collegeclassroom. Once we agreed on the destinations we took images and wroteabout them for our blog while Megan was writing about the images Istarted the risk assessment for each destination. Michael hadn’t been in since we spokeabout the scripts so it was just me and Megan producing everything before we actually wentout filming. We also had to produce Production Schedule and Call Sheets for each locationwhich we were filming at. Once everything was completed and we knew exactly what wewere doing we decided on a day which we was all able to film and asked a variety of peopleif they would do it. We booked a camera for the days which we were planning to film aswell as college times we filmed them in our own as well. Michael still hadn’t come back intocollege so me and Megan had to film everything ourselves with Megan being in the musicvideo because we struggled to get people to do it at the times and days we only could I hadto film the parts she wasn’t in on my own and Megan filmed the parts she wasn’t in with myhelp on telling them what to do. Once we finished taking all of our footage we uploadedthem onto Q drive and renamed them then copied them onto my Edrive. Then I started adding all the footage together and completedmy rough edit. Once I completed my rough edit I had to write anevaluation about what I want to change when completing my finaledit, once I did this I uploaded them to my blog.I made a second copy of my rough edit and saved it as ‘final edit’ instead of remaking itcompletely I went off my rough edited and added the new footage which was taken and Iwent off my rough edit evaluation other than my script and storyboard when remaking it.While doing all this I had a music video diary which I had to complete and write in detailwhat I did each day I worked on my planning and music video.
Olly Murs – Dance With Me TonightFinal Edit EvaluationPaige WardI like how my final music video edit is quirky in some places for examplewhen Megan and Michael are in the classroom and they’re pulling faces ateach other, when filming some of the footage out of that scene they didn’tknow which made it look better in certain footage because they wasmessing about and looked happier than when they knew it was beingfilmed, because they wasn’t just acting this made the footage look real. I also think it goeswell with the song and the story in our music video goes with some of the words especiallywhen they’re dancing together in the prom scene towards the end. The prom scene gives abit of humour to the music video because of how they’re dancing in the music video. Howthe music video jumps back and forth in certain parts makes the musicvideo looks good for example when Michael is throwing the stone atMegan’s window to get her attention because she can’t hear him. Itgoes back and forth to Michael outside throwing the stone to Meganand her friend getting ready for prom doing their hair andmakeup. At first when Megan was sneaking out it was simplebecause we got more footage of this and filmed it from a variety ofdifferent angles when the footage is together it looks good withhow the camera follows her in a way.I dislike how it ends with her dad suddenly happy with them being together which doesn’texactly make sense. Once Michael tells Megan he loves her Megan’s dad is happy they’retogether and apologies. Also I think when we took the footage of the buildings we shouldhave got more because majority of the footage which we took wasn’t the best quality. Alsowhen Megan’s mum is coming downstairs I don’t think the shot is the best and it could havebeen shot at a different angle. When Michael and Tom are walking down theroad to go shopping I think they could have acted a little happier to go withthe song, also in the script it says they go in a variety of shops and you seethem come out where we only filmed them going in, coming out and eatingin the shopping centre. I think we should have filmed them coming out ofcertain shops but we chose not to and crossed them out on the printed scriptwhich we had with us when filming.I changed the beginning of the music video by starting it off with the prom scene wherethey’re all dancing, then going to Megan getting dragged away, her friends looking upsetbecause they’re getting dragged away and then her dad talking to the teacher. I keptmajority of the class room bit the same where they’re pulling faces at each other but I madethe whiteboard when it says ‘5 hours earlier’ so the hand only goes across once to wipe it off.Also in my rough edit when they was eating their dinner it went on a little too long andsome parts wasn’t good quality because the shot was hand held. I cut two different clipsdown and put them together and tried to avoid the bad quality parts. We didn’t reshoot thispart because we thought it looked quirky. I had to remove one of the buildings which wefilmed because towards the end it was a little blurry and the camera moves too fast, eventhough it went well with the next part of the video it was obvious it wasn’t good quality. Ialso deleted Michael singing in the classroom because he didn’t
Olly Murs – Dance With Me TonightFinal Edit EvaluationPaige WardLook happy and it’s meant to be a happy music video. When changing all the footagearound from my rough edit and improving I still tried to stay to my script as much as Icould but I did switch a few parts because they didn’t make sense or look right after eachother.Me and Megan re shot certain footage once we finished our rough edits of the music videobecause we didn’t think certain footage was good quality. Majority of the footage we reshotwas at Megan’s house we filmed them hand held at first and when watching our rough edita lot of the footage which was filmed there wasn’t good quality. When we first filmed thesneaking out scene there was only Megan on her own because her friend had to go eventhough we’ve filmed it as if she’s still there but you can see her we thought it would lookbetter if her friend was there and is noticeable she is when filming. When we first filmed thisscene we stuck to certain angles so instead when we were reshooting we got a variety off thesame footage but from different angles. Also when we first filmed this scene the camera washand held and even though it went with the song it wasn’t the best quality and parts werereally unsteady. We also had to reshoot the shot where Megan is at the window to Michaelbeing outside, when we first shot this it was hand held and wasn’t steady, it was terriblequality.If I was to shoot it again I would get a majority of Michael singing instead of just like 4/5shots, we should have got him to lip sing majority of the song so we had a better variety. Ialso think we should have picked a different place for the prom scene even though it looksnice because the first footage we got was too dark and didn’t look right when we edited in tomake them brighter we had to reshoot when it was light and because a lot of the people whodid it the first day couldn’t we had to get different people to do it last minute so we didn’thave that many people.