Friday 23 November 2012 rdOn Friday the 23rd of November in class we discussed how we were going togo about shooting the first part of our music video. We decided to shoot thison Wednesday the 28th in the College Studio for two hours, however webooked it from 12:45- 17:00 just incase the extra time was needed. In thismeeting we noted down what equipment would be required: two cameras ,two tripods, one microphone and one microphone stand. We also made noteof the members of the cast that were needed which were myself, Jaymish,Rabbeah, Chibuzo, Connor and Karishma, and the delegation of tasksbetween us. Jaymish was the sound engineer, me and Chibuzo handled thecameras and Rabbeahs role was to direct the cast. This delegation was doneso we all equally contributed towards the creation of the music video.Furthermore, one copy of the treatment and storyboard were made forRabbeah (the director) to inform the rest of the cast on what to do. Anothercopy of those were made along with the lyrics of the song we would bebasing our music video on. I gave these to Connor later on in the day, so hewould understand exactly what he would need to do in the music video, andso he could memorise the lyrics.
Wednesday 28 November 2012 thOn Wednesday the 28th of November, we had many difficulties as firstly, the main model was notavailable at the time that we had booked the studio for. However, initially he was available for thistime. Moreover, as he did not turn up, two of our group members went around the college and asked afew white males if they would like to participate in our music video, as we had plenty of time to do so(12:45- 17:00). Most of the white males that the two group members asked claimed that they were notavailable or interested. Eventually, they found two white males that were interested. The first whitemale did not turn up to the College Studio after his lesson had ended, and the second white male didturn up.Eventually, we did the shoot of the first part of our music video using that male. Me and Chibuzo had toask for some stand ins on this day, to see if there were any available. We both filmed from twodifferent angles so there would be two different takes of the whole scene, and when editing we wouldall decide which one was better. I had the call sheets too, which was similar to the storyboard in a wayas it demonstrated the shots that we needed to film. Jaymish made sure that the speakers wereworking, and loud enough so that Michael (the white male main model) would be able to mime toaccurately. Rabbeah did the directing so had to ensure everyone knew what they were doing and hadto tell Michael especially what he needed to do for everything by referring to the storyboard andtreatment. Each shot was filmed four times to ensure that it was free of faults.When we looked at the shots that me and Chibuzo had taken, we found out that they weren’t as goodas we hoped them to be, because some were shakey and we had cut the stand ins head off. Thereforethe shots had to be taken again as we didn’t have much experience with the tripods and the particularcameras that we used.
Friday 30 November 2012 thOn Friday the 30th of November in class we discussed how we were going togo about shooting the first part of our music video again. We decided toshoot this on Wednesday the 5th of December in the College Studio for twohours (15:00:17:00). The reason why we needed to shoot this bit again isbecause the main male model said he was not interested in taking part in themusic video anymore. As we found it so difficult to find a white male modelto replace him, we found a person that we know of that looks reasonablywhite but Asian called Vijay, and used him instead. In this meeting we noteddown what equipment would be required: two cameras , two tripods, onemicrophone and one microphone stand. We also made note of the membersof the cast that were needed which were myself, Jaymish, Jessica, Chibuzo,Vijay and Karishma (the main female model), and the delegation of tasksbetween us. Jaymish was the sound engineer, me and Chibuzo handled thecameras and Rabbeah’s role was to direct the cast.I would bring along copies of the storyboard, treatment and the call sheets.Me and Chibuzo still had some difficulties with the camera and the tripods aswe were still getting used to it.
Wednesday 5 December 2012 thOn Wednesday the 5th of December in the College Studio for twohours (15:00:17:00). Once again all the following actions were carriedout. Me and Chibuzo both filmed from two different angles so therewould be two different takes of the whole scene, and when editing wewould all decide which one was better.They had with them the call sheets too, which was similar to thestoryboard in a way as it demonstrated the shots that they needed tofilm. Jaymish made sure that the speakers were working, and loudenough so that Vijay (the “white” male main model) would be able tomime to accurately.Rabbeah did the directing so had to ensure everyone knew what theywere doing and had to tell Vijay especially what he needed to do foreverything by referring to the storyboard and treatment. Each shotwas filmed four times to insure that it was free of faults.
Friday 7 December 2012 thOn Friday the 7th of December, Rabbeah and Jaymish were editing the filming done sofar in the recording studio on a macbook, using the program named Final Cut Pro. Asthey were doing the editing, they realised that we could use to room that they were inas it seemed more appealing than the other room that we used. This room was alsosoundproof. Another reason why we felt it would be a good idea is due to the factthat a lot of the shots came out shaky, and the background of where we filmed did notsuffice for our music video.Me and Chibuzo looked at the room too and we thought that the room was prettygood so we went along and booked the recording studio for two hours (15:00- 17:00)for Tuesday the 11th of December. In this meeting we noted down what equipmentwould be required: two cameras , two tripods, one microphone and one microphonestand. We also made note of the members of the cast that were needed which weremyself, Jaymish, Rabbeah, Chibuzo, Vijay and Karishma, and the delegation of tasksbetween us. Jaymish was the sound engineer, me and Chibuzo handled the camerasand Rabbeah’s role was to direct the cast.I also had to bring the call sheets and the story board so that we could keep track ofwhat we have to film.
Tuesday 11 December 2012 thOn Tuesday the 11th of December, in the Recording Studio for two hours(15:00:17:00). Once again all the following actions were carried out. Me andChibuzo both filmed from two different angles so there would be twodifferent takes of the whole scene, and when editing we would all decidewhich one was better.We had with them the call sheets too, which was similar to the storyboard ina way as it demonstrated the shots that they needed to film. Jaymish madesure that the speakers were working, and loud enough so that Vijay (the“white” male main model) would be able to mime to accurately. Rabbeah didthe directing so had to ensure everyone knew what they were doing and hadto tell Vijay especially what he needed to do for everything by referring to thestoryboard and treatment. Each shot was filmed four times to insure that itwas free of faults.This time round me and Chibuzo had grasped onto understanding how to usethe tripod, which would lead to the filming not being shaky like it waspreviously and not cutting off the stand ins heads.
Wednesday 12th December and Friday 14th December 2012On Wednesday the 12th and Friday the 14th of December, weedited the filming we had done in the recording studio, usinga macbook with the program named Final Cut Pro.We done this by logging every shot on logging sheets,explaining what the shot involved and if we were going tokeep it or not, and if not stating why. This helped us to rule out which shots we would be using toinclude in the music video. We then had to move about theshots to make sure they come onto the screen at the righttime and flow with the music.This process was quite time consuming as we had to rendereverything as we went along. But eventually we had finishedediting and it looked pretty good.
Wednesday 19 December 2012 thOn Wednesday the 19th of December, wediscussed whether to shoot the second part ofthe music video before the Christmas holidays.We were initially going to go along with doingthis, but not enough female extras were free totake part, therefore we had to cancel.
Tuesday 22nd January 2013On the 22nd of January, we had planned out what we were going to film on the29th of January in the studio and the nightclub scene for our video. We alsodecided to take some of our CD cover photographs in the studio with the whitebackground. Due to Vijay being free from 3pm, we decided to book the studioearlier at 3 to 4.45 where Beech (The theatre) was free.We went to the teacherthat was in charge of booking the theatre room and the studio and we booked it.We also booked the equipment for then too. For the nightclub scene we neededat lest 9 girls to be available to film. We had previously asked girls from an A2drama class but no one wanted to be in it. Therefore I was in charge of recruitingthe girls that we needed. I started to ask girls around the college if they wereavailable on Tuesday the 29th of January and what time they were free. They allsaid that they would be free after 4.45. In total I had asked 9 girls where 4 of thembacked out but. I managed to get some more.
Tuesday 29th of January 2013On the 29th of January 2012, we had prepared before hand to film boththe remaining studio parts we needed to film and also the nightclubscene. We reached the media studio at 3 where we filmed the remainingparts and then we took in turns to take picture for our individual CDcovers and adverts.After that we made our way down to Beech where we started to set upbut another drama group said that they had booked the room as well.Since they needed it for the exam we had to move to the main hall asthere was a stage there so we could get a high angle for the nightclubscene. We then started setting up there and most the girls had come tomeet us there however two of the girls didnt turn up.Due to Vijay living far from the college he had to leave in half an hour sowe were pushed for time and decided to just film the parts in which Vijayis in. However some of the girls were not listening and they kept laughingso it was quite frustrating to work with but we managed to film 6 differentshots we needed but we still needed more.Therefore we have more of the night club scenes to film.
Wednesday 30th of JanuaryOn the 30th of January, we had to edit the parts that we had filmed the daybefore. I was logging the takes that we did while Rabbeah, Chibuzo and Jaymishwere judging whether we could use them.There after we rendered the film that we needed and I was in charge of tellingJaymish which clips we were going to use while he put them on the video, andRabbeah and Chibuzo looked through the treatment and found where each clipwent.After we had edited the video, we wanted to be more organised so that when wefilmed next it wouldnt take so much time as it did the day before. So I startedlooking through the treatment and ticking the shots we already took andhighlighting and annotating the shots that we still needed to do. Also I wrote downn a sheet of paper all the scenes that we need to do under each location.We also asked the girls again if they were free on the 31st of January 2013 to shootthe nightclub scene again and they said yes. We then asked the teacher in chargeof the hall again and she said that it was only free for an hour at lunch time. Thiswould be very little time to film a lot so we need o be organised and get theequipment set up quickly and make sure the girls are not messing around. We alsobooked the equipment for then too.
Thursday 31st January 2013On the 31st of January 2013 at 12.45 me and Rabbeah went to the media place tocollect the equipment we had booked the previous day and started to set up in thehall behind the curtains because the rest of the hall was booked for the dramastudents. We then got told by Jaymish that Vijay wouldn’t be able to make itbecause he was involved in a crash. So we decided to just stick with filming thenight scenes without Vijay and only with the girls. We gathered up the girls thatwere available and started filming the night club scene that last 30 seconds forexample the last bit of the song. Rabbeah hadn’t had experience with cameras so Ihad to show her how to function it. Then Chibuzo and Jaymish came and wefilmed the scenes. We ended up with 7 mins of party scenes which was goodbecause we had a variety of shots too.After we had filmed, we finished at 1.30 because some of the girls had to go, meRabbeah, Jaymish and Chibuzo went to the editing sweet and Jaymish transferredthe footage on to our hard drive and then he had to go so me Chibuzo andRabbeah had to log the footage that we had shot. I wrote down the informationabout each clip, Rabbeah played the footage and Chibuzo looked through thetreatment to see if we could use the footage.I booked the sound proof studio from 12.45 to 1.45 and the tv studio for 3.30 to5.00 on the 5th of February 2013.
Friday 1 February 2013 stOn the 1st of February, me jaymish, rabbeah andchibuzo met up in the editing suit before the lessonand started to edit the footage that we had loggedyesterday. Jaymish was placing the shots in to thefinal cut pro whilst me and chibuzo and Rabbeahwere looking through the treatment to see wherethe footage was to go.There after we also took out the cameras, tripodsand lights that we needed over the weekend toshoot in Banksy tunnel.
Sunday 3 February 2013 rdWe planned to meet at Banksy tunnel at 2pm. However Vijaywas running late due to train problems as he has to travelquite far to come to Waterloo. We ended up setting up theequipment at 3pm. We went to the tunnel and saw a lot ofgraffiti artists there trying to do their art and so we had to becareful in what to touch and where to film. We went overwhat we had to film and then started filming. However a lotof people kept walking past so we had told Rabbeah to trystand on the outside of the tunnel to try stop people fromcoming in the shot. Me and Chibuzo were in charge of thecamera work whilst Rabbeah tried to keep away the public.Jaymish couldn’t make it on the day. We filmed for 2 hoursand then packed up and went home.
Monday 4 February 2013 thOn the 4th of February we had to return the cameras. As I had taken both the cameras home I went to the media suit to log all the footage from Banksy tunnel that we had shot. I had also booked the media studio for the remaining studio footage that we needed for 12.45 to 1.45 and 3.30 to 5pm.
Tuesday 5 February 2013 thOn the 5th of February, all our group had come in at 12.30 to set up in the media studio. We then proceeded to film the remaining parts of the studio bit that we needed. However we couldn’t film it all ebcause Vijay had a lesson at 1.30. We then decided to edit the parts that we had just filmed however our media teacher told us to attend a presentation by a famous editing person so we couldn’t edit. The presentation finished at 3pm so we had enough time to sort out the equipment in the other studio. We then filmed the remaining green screen shots.
Wednesday 6 February 2013 thOn the 6th of February, me Jaymish and Chibuzo came in to college to edit the remaining parts of the music video and make it finalised. Rabbeah couldn’t attend because she had a dentist appointment. We didn’t get all of the editing done but a fair amount.
Friday 8 February 2013 thOn the 8th of February, Me, Jaymish, Rabbeahand Chibuzo came in to college at 12.45 toedit. However due to our deadline to edit hadpassed, our teacher had told us to com et othe lesson and edit another time as we had todo our evaluation. So no editing was donetoday.
Tuesday 12 February 2013 thOn the 12th of February, Jaymish and Chibuzo finished theediting. Me and Rabbeah came in later so that we could talkto our teacher and upload it on to YouTube. Me and Rabbeahtalked to the media technician about the music video andhow to upload it and he had taught us. We had placed it on toa USB stick and took it to the library to upload it. However itdidn’t work so we had to go back to the media studio andstart again. It took 30 mins for the music video to upload onto YouTube. Whilst it was uploading, we showed a few of ourtarget audience to gain feedback on the music video andstarted to develop our audience feedback for our evaluation.After placing it on YouTube, our group started to advertise iton the internet on social network sites such as Twitter andFacebook to get feedback from them too.
Wednesday 13 February 2012 thOn the 13th of February, me Rabbeah andJaymish were doing the final touches to theediting as we got feedback from our targetaudiences about the music video that weuploaded the day before. We also filmed alittle bit of the music video again because itwas a little shaky and the colour was toobright.