Our music video will bePerformance and Conceptualbased, possibly with stop motionanimation.Our video shall contain plenty ofclose shots of our performer. Wewill be experimenting withcomposition and light, to createengaging visuals.We will also be testing varioustracking/ moving shots,handheld/still (photographic)shots.Our performer will be female. Shewill be wearing an over-sizedmismatching suit. What we will beaiming to convey is theperformer’s awkwardness andhow they are ill-at-ease withthemselves, and who they are,and hopefully the suit willemphasise this.We want the performer to moveand act in a certain manner –gawky, awkward(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nCJXow_H8Q)
PERFORMANCEWe are discussing of having a structure to our video – since we don’thave a narrative there is a chance that everything will end up randomand nonsensical, so we thought of perhaps being ambiguous with ourperformers gender at the beginning our the video – concealing herface, so the audience would think it is a guy singing (or at least makethem question whether the performer is male or female).Two possible ways in which can reveal the gender of the singer:- The mask could get damaged during the song, little by little- Or she could simply take it off during the last instrumental sectionHer taking off the mask and revealing that she is a girl will break theillusion of the “live performance” and will make the audience realise thatthe performance isn’t authentic – the singer lip-synching to a man’svoice. As she continues to lip-synch, to the viewers it will be as if she issinging and not singing at the same time.
CONCEPTUALFor the conceptual side of the video, we are thinking of creating a character around theperformer – our theme being isolation, we were inspired by the title sequence of the film “LeFabuleux Destin d’ Amelie Poulain”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATJtD54Ko10There will be shots (mostly close-ups) of objects such as Russian dolls, dice, puppets etc… andshots of the performer playing with these objects, or painting faces on her fingers etc…These various shots will tell the audience of the performer’s childhood – how as a child shedidn’t socialise with other children and instead created a world of her own in which to pass hertime.Jan von Holleben is a photographer who did this project called “She Dreams..” which involvedphotographing a woman acting out her dreams. We really like his work and may recreate someof his photographs, but as videos.
Stop MotionThe stop motion animation will be part of the conceptual side and will depictthe objects moving by themselves.http://youtu.be/eJlqQSMifqk - wooden figure
Target AudienceThis is Laura. She is 18, and a vegetarian. she enjoysa variety of things such as reading books by authorslike Sylvia Plath and Virginia Woolf. She is in her firstyear of University studying English literature andenjoys her own company. Studying so far away fromhome, she relates to the band as the lyrics deal withisolation and loneliness.She spends her free time using blogging platformssuch as Livejournal and Tumblr in which sheexpresses her thoughts and feelings to readers whoshe feels can relate to her.She enjoys going to charity shops and places withfree Wi-Fi.She rarely watches television but when she does sheuses BBCiplayer to watch television shows such asThe Thick Of It, and other satirical programs.Laura is a Misanthrope.
Props and equipment we shall be using: Lighting: 2 Redheads, 1 Lilliput Camera: Estelle’s and the college’s cameras Tripod and dolly Costume: suit, mask, glassesOur chosen location for the performance is the drama studio. The area will beblacked out and the studio lighting will be used to light the performer in diverseways.There is no set location for the stop motion – each of us will try out stop motionin our homes, and in the drama studio.
Hafsah: ProducerRebecca: Camera PersonEstelle: DirectorAll: Editing
The Performance shall be shot during the half termAnd we will be experimenting with stop motion this week