• Kid A is the 4th album by the English Alternative Rock band
• Although the band orignally had this type of genre, Kid A set
out a new style for the band; by producing electronic sound
qualities to their music.
• Most easily seen, and the best example of this, is the title
track Kid A.
• The song inside fufills the hollow, dense and spooky
atmosphere the album has, and paints a picture of a sparcely
populated, gloomy setting. In my main idea, I wish to make
this picture visible.
• The video has many clips from the film Empire of The Sun. As
this is a film centered around WW2, this apocloyptic image is
what also is aimed for in the final pruduct image wise.
Background History To The Orgins of The Music
• My Project will be based off the Project 7; A short 5 minute
movie. Luckily, Kid A is roughly 5 minutes long. My basic idea
is to create a music video for the song. I am aiming for this to
be a stop motion animation, created out of anything from
clay, plastercene, or any inanimate object. I also will design a
poster magazine review Looking at many different media
formats for inspiration, I will attempt to show different
critereas in the movie shown:
• This is what made me have the inspiration of making this video reality. But other things
related to the band have alos guided me to what I wish to have inside the film, and it’s target
This is the band’s album cover for the album Kid A.
Here, the reason why I wish to articulate this in my
Finished product is for two reasons. Firstly, the cover
Already sets the correct landscape for what I believe
relates to the title track. This collage-like look is what I
think will suit the music that will accummpany the
video. No only this, but this cover will help suit to the
target audiecne. Although this dark, ambient tone
will not appeal to younger audiences, fans of the
band will be appeased by it’s refrences to the cover.
The average age of a fan of Radiohead is also of a
more maturer age, and so will also broaden the set
target audience. This cover has let me understand
what my overall theme for my poster should be.
• This is a link to a music video by Animal Collective
named ‘ .’
• I believe this to be a inspiration to my finished project,
as the amount of contrasts that are used in the video
appeals to me very well. The idea of having visible
lights being used in the video will be used in my
project, as since it will be a mostly dark feature, many
parts will be needed to be occiasioanlly brighter than
others. An idea of occasional colour being used is also
something I’d be interesting in trying to do in effects.
The amount of colours going on in this video has
helped me think of this idea.
This is the the Film Poster for the 1977
David Lynch film ‘Eraserhead.’
As of the very low film budget
(something I will also have!) not only do I
take the abstract, and lo-fi lighting effects
as something I have found an inspiration
for my product, but as this had it’s poor
budget, it had to have a simplistic poster.
The dominant image is clearly the man’s
face, but as it is clearly abstract and takes
up most of the poster, this makes the
audience understand it’s intended genre.
As it is only one image, this also has a
more sparce atmosphere. In my poster, I
also wish to try and create a desolate
feel, and although I don’t intend just to
have one image, I wish to try and make
the audience understand the
experimental look as easy as possible.
Empty Spaces – Pink Floyd
• This is a link to a scene from the Pink Floyd
movie The Wall. In this dark animation, the
theme of it all is taking apart the modern
world, such as modern equipment
‘cars, guitars’ ect…
• These features in the video will also be slightly
taken for my poster. The main Mise-En-Scene
will be industrail bits and pieces corrupted.
Uncut – Review of I Am Legend
When researching inspirations
from a Magzine review, I
uncovered a photo of Uncut’s
review of I Am Legend. What
made me interested in what the
editors done here, is how they
used the dominant image to
show not only the acting of a
scene from the film, but the
creators of the film in the midst
of making the film. As I Am
Legend is a rather tenebrous
film, I feel that this will relate to
my final product. As of this, the
review I will do in my final
product will also show Behind-
The-Scenes footage, as well as
showing the ongoing’s in the
The White Stripes – Fell In Love With A
This is the music video by The White Stripes.
Afarom this video, I very much liked how the
creator used many different camera angles to show
different aspects of what was happening. There is
many uses of establishing shots not only for
showing how the video changes in many different
ways, but allows the viewer to allocate the surreal
landscapes. Through this, this has allowed me to
think about how I will edit and use different angles
for my product, and my overall angle for my poster.
Aphex Twin - 4
This is a fan-made music video created by David
Firth. What drawn me to this work was the huge
amount of different quick edits that
incorporated a lot of different scenery. What he
does in this video that I also will do, is having
the edits work togather with the music. For
example, 4 has the frantic beats playing
alongside the edits, which gived it a strange, but
compellign nature which I hope my product will
also achieve in doing.
• EMI is the company that owns the song Kid A.
I will be contacting them by asking if I can
have the priviledge of using the song. If it all
goes to plan, EMI also develop music videos.
Hyperthetically, I would ask EMI to help fund