On the 10th of October
2010 we met the And The
Winner Is… at the lead
guitarists house at
Fakenham. After the meet
and greet we left for the
barn so that we could
start setting up straight
When the band had set up
we started to ﬁlm individual shots of the
band. We started ﬁlming the drummer, Jack, we used a
wide range of shots from high to low angle and pan shots. I made sure
that we had a couple of close ups as this is what the audience wanted to see in the music
video. All the shots that we used on the drums were had held because we felt that
handheld shot would give it the liveliness that we wanted it to have. However before we
set out on ﬁlming Jack we wanted him to keep in time with the
music so we used my iPod to play the song to him, but
unfortunately he couldnʼt hear it so we had use headphones.
Which we were worried that the audience would be able to
see but in most of the clips its barely noticeable.
We then moved on to ﬁlming the whole band playing, this
was due to the band were hesitate about doing the shot of
them on their own. So we did some static shots of the
band playing, pan shots and handheld shots. One issue
that we had was the main singer, Connor, had difﬁculty
getting into the music and kept giving up half way
through the song but eventually he got in to it.
After this we did solo shots of Thomas playing the
bass guitar, for these we mainly used close ups and mid shots.
Overall we made Thomas play through the song three times, we also
did the same for Pete. Pete is the second guitarist of the band we main used the
same style of shooting that we used for Thomas which involved handheld shots and pans.
We then moved to the individual shots of Harry the main guitarist, which we referred to the
plan of shots and places to ﬁlm the individually. For Connor we put him in to the corner by
the green machinery this is the point were he started to really get into the music. However
unfortunately we only had time to ﬁlm the entrance to the barn before the camera ran out
of charge. To over come this we went back the lead guitarist house to charge it and while
that happened we had lunch.
When we back to the barn we noticed a corn ﬁeld that looked enchanting and as a group
we decided that we would ﬁlm there after we ﬁnished at the barn. When we arrived at the
barn we set up so that we would just ﬁlm Connor singing by what looked like a large
DAY OF FILMING
turbine. While he was singing I came up with
the idea of having Connor in the foreground
and then the band in the background. I had
originally thought of this idea before but I
thought that this would be the best place
to put the plan into action.
After the shot we could you
experimenting with shots before we
moved location to the corn ﬁeld and
started ﬁlm solo shots of Connor in
the ﬁeld. After this we ﬁlmed a couple
scenes of the band messing about
and thought that we could add these in the
music video or to put at the end of the music video to
show the overall character of the band. Also Jos took
photographs of the band to use for our digi packs.