'New York City' features on The Chainsmoker's 5-song EP 'Bouquet'. We chose this song
because it does not yet have a music video and it will fit perfectly into the genre we wanted.
As a group, we each have different music tastes; however, when we heard this song we came
to a mutual agreement that this was the song we wanted to use. The song was unusual and
the opportunities to create a music video from a variety of styles was seemingly endless as
there wasn't a previously dictated path for the video to follow.
Our favourite idea was that the style of the
music to be a day in the life of our character.
Our main character is to be a girl, around
the age of 18+. We want her outfits to
reflect her mood and by this I mean because
the song is quite sad we do not want her to
be in bright colours because it would be
incongruous to the theme of the song.
We want to show a journey, such as the
main character getting ready for the night,
we will show her make-up as well as her in
different locations such as the woods and
the top of a building. We want to show the
town we are filming in because it goes with
the theme of the song. We plan on making
links with the lyrics and the visuals on
certain lines such as "Losing my lover to the
arms of another" and "New York City please
Our main plan for the costumes for our main character are for them to be quite simple but
able to reflect what our main character is feeling.
The song is quite dark and sad and therefore we want the costumes to reflect this. We
intend to dress our main character in dark coloured casual clothes. We also intend to
have our actress wearing a long necklace in which she will hold in the shot to do with
'bad habits'. It is significant because it is a gift from her ex-boyfriends and she is missing
Each location serves a different purpose in the music video.
Top of a Building:
The filming the bedroom
will be quite darkly lit and
the laptop will be a main
light source. We also need a
mirror to be in the room
because that will be where
our actress will be doing the
lip-syncing part of our music
We are using a car as one of
our locations because it will
create a visual link to the
The woods is a secondary
location of in which the lip-
syncing will take place. The
woods have an atmosphere
which is quite mysterious
and have a certain level of
romance to them depending
on the weather.
The town center we live
close to will be the location
for one of our time lapses.
The bridges on Guards
Island will be another one
of our locations towards
the end of the video. It is
also very isolated which
will represent our
The top of the building will
be the location for the end
of our music video and
also the location for our
digipak and promotional
Here is our animatic version of our storyboard. We have set the images to the song and
have made them last the duration they will be in our final version of our music video.