Q1: My product and real mediaproducts - comparisonQ1: In what ways does you media product use, develop or challenge forms andconventions or real media products?
images/camera Eye contact and interaction with audience is a good thing to include and so, after critiquing Rihanna’s video for Only Girl (In The World), I found the technique of the camera moving around the artistLip-syncing is an important convention in music as she sings into the camera which I liked a lot andvideos and so I made sure that my female so set about replicating this in my own video.protagonist was doing so throughout the video.The example above was a re-occurring motif aswhen the line “we could have had it all” was said Iused this close up to reiterate the importance ofthis line.Below is some examples of close up lip-syncing inreal dance music videos - Delilah, Katy B andGemini.
images/cameraWhile researching existing products I came across one that features a female character in bothbeach and forest locations and so this was inspirational to me. As you can see the spinningaround on the beach is a movement similar to mine as well as running through the forest below...
images/cameraI really loved this image from Birdy’s image as itreally captures the emotions of the song and so Ireally wanted to do something similar in order toconvey the character’s more thoughtful side. The prop of the rose is featured throughout the video as it a good way of visual code of love and so her picking the petals is symbolic of her feelings. The rose is featured in many music videos and my example is from Lana Del Rey’s video for Blue Jeans which is also a song about a break up. She uses a rose in many of her videos as it quickly Here is another example of connotes to the audience love and passion. a rose from ‘Video Games’.
images/camera The spinning in the flashback connotes innocence and young love which I thought was important to feature as it shows how naive and immature the relationship may have been which could have been a contributor to why it ended. This example is from the ‘Video Games’ video which uses lots of old footage to create a feeling of nostalgia. As she is writing about a past relationship I think it is interesting to note her inclusion of similar images such as a young girl spinning around as it shows that it is a good image to use to get across innocence.Kissing is also featured a lot in love songs and soin my flashback sequence I’ve featured somekissing so that it is obvious to the audience thatthey were in a loving relationship before theybroke up. The example I’ve used is from dancemusic group Nero’s video for ‘Crush On You’.
soundFor the introductory flashback sequence I used anacoustic version of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep beforefading into the remix. Many artists use an introductoryor concluding monologue or differing piece of musicfrom the main song as well including these twoexamples... We Found Love by RihannaDiegetic sound can also be heard during the title sequence The One That Got Away by Katy Perryand the ending as the sounds of the beach can be heardincluding the waves breaking. This technique of hearingthe sounds of the location is often used in real mediaproducts as it helps to establish the feel of the location. Example: Ill Manors by Plan B
costumes On the beach my protagonist wore a fluffy cardy which signifies being comfortable with herself and is also similar to what some modern female artist wear such as Lana Del Rey (who also matches the similar arm movements of hugging shoulders). Examples: Going Nowhere by Magnetic Man and Go by Delilah I managed to feature a hoodie in the video which is a convention for dance videos and so adds a bit of an urbanIn the forest scenes I used a plain white shirt to contrast with the edge. The maxi dress shows offluscious green of her surroundings. These style of shirts are also some flesh too which is avery fashionable at present and wearing fashionable clothes is a convention although I tried toconvention of music videos. keep this to a minimum as IThe example on the right is from a recent popular music video, was trying to represent her aswhich again matches the ‘looking up’ movement that I used. not being a sexual object.