Wednesday, 14 April 2010


Finally our music video and everything else is FINISHED!


In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

Our video didn't challenge any of the forms or conventions of an indie genre video, we had a basic storyline, the lyrics followed, with kept to the right amount of members, also we didn't try to hard to make everything fit in, the video was basic and carefully strung along, and carefully kept to the conventions of an indie music video. it presents youth and maturity, we wanted to present our story of how a group of friends have each embarked on a journey together.

How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts?

our media product is very powerful, the main highlight of the video is the storyline, it presents how it feels to be in love when your young, how a relationship can be, which i feel is very effective as it is different and inviting, and is carefully telling a story.our band members were very comfortable around each other, the hand held shots were fantastic they were very realistic, which made our video even more fantastic, it looked great when all the hand held shits were placed together and presented within our video. it made it much more interesting for the audience, bringing them into the story, like being part of it, actually being there.

What have you learned from your audience feedback?

after listening to the audience's feedback i realised a few things needed to be changed, it helped me realise that everything needed to be almost perfect to get good feedback, it also had to be original and different, showing a completely different outlook, the feedback also helped me learn that working as a team and hearing other peoples views really does help, it gives you a whole new range of ideas, and helps you to put different input into your video, exploring new techniques to get the best possible outcome.

How did you use new media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages

We used final cut pro and i movie to put our movie together, each one offered different ways in which to make our video so we started our video in i movie and then began to try final cut pro but it didn't offer any thing that we wanted to use, so we all decided to stay with i movie, which worked really well, it made our movie look fantastic and had everything we needed, during the course of making our video, we used different techniques within i movie, we attempted to fiddle with the light, but nothing really needed to be changed, i movie helped us make our video simple and it let us create exactly what we wanted, we also referred to videos on YouTube to see how they looked compared to ours and it also gave us many new ideas, we searched the Internet for album covers all these types of technologies, helped us to create our final music video.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Research and Planning!

through out this project i have kept up to date with all the research and planning making sure that all my groups decisions and problems were updated on the blog so that i could refer back to them to see any further improvements that we could make, by keeping up with my research and planning i have been able to contribute more input to the video making it as successful as possible, all my group have done really good work on research and planning as we wanted our video to be great, we have looked at target audience how to promote our bands, looking at other videos to see what techniques we could use we have gone inside and out of every way we can to improve our video and make it the best we can , we want it to be successful and include everything it needs to achieve that, we all feel that our research and planning has been excellent and feel that there is not many things in which we could have missed. this was definitely one of our strongest points, in making our video professional.

what indie music involves!

Indie rock artists are known for having complete control of their music and careers, relying on tours word to word airplay and the Internet for promotion and letting people hear their music, indie is a specific genre of contemporary music, separating their music from the rest. more and more styles of music are beginning to fit in this genre making, the indie genre bigger than it ever has been. indie music is completely different from other genres such as hip hope and pop, they rely on their music and their audience, not their fan base or the music videos in which they produce, they are interested in their music , i believe that indie music is the most original and the most pure of all the genres, as artists who sing within this genre dont try to hard to be someone that their not and the believe in their music which they produce.

Our target Audience!

as our music video is of the indie genre, we wanted to address and audience that listens to that sort of music, we wanted to get everything right, so that it would all sync in perfectly and look professional, we looked into target audience to make sure, that our video would sort that genre of music, and to make sure that everything was correct. our target audience was of vital importance, because every band needs an audience, every band needs fan, without this it is merely impossible to make money, if no one listens to the music then how would anyone even know that the band exists, we wantyed to make sure that our band and its music was all in the right propotion all correct in every way so that it would fit in perfectly to the genre.
We didnt really have any problems with the sound within our video, there were a few bits were you could hear the background noise oiver the song, but we all easily solved that, the only problem that did occur, was that at the beginning of the song it was far to long for all our video to be able to be synchronised to it, so we had to cut a small amount of the beginning of the song off as it was just not working, it was not music though to be exact it was just a lot of silence that we did not need, during creating our music video we had a few problems here and there with moving clips to be able to get it synchronised not using to many of the same clips to make it seem boring, but all of these small problems were fixed.


unfortunately the photos that i took of our storyboard i cannot find, which is very unfortunate as i would of liked to of oput them on the blog, when we finished creating our first storyboard we realised that it wasn't really the idea that we were going for so we decided to change our idea completely at first we was going for the what if scenario, missing eachother in corridoors not quite catching up with eachother, but we all thought that was a bit to negative, so we decided to change the iudea to what young love is really all about, how love can feel aty a young age, and what is expected within that relationship, we all preferred the idea and all decided that it would be a great idea to work with, and our decisions paid off because it worked really well.