Monday, 22 February 2010

Our Final Thoughts.

When the final video is created, they are always many things in which you feel that you should of gone back and done before handing the video in, but there will always be others things in which you could do to change the video, but the best you can do is always the best you can do. We decided to add split screens to our video near enough at the last minute to overshadow each character so that they are responding off each other getting to know each side of the story, we all had many different ideas in which we could of included but it was too late by the time in which we thought of them. When the video was played back to us we was all very happy and pleased with our success but were disappointed not to be able to add our last few adjustments in, but it could not be helped. we were happy with what we had, as we tried the best we could and our video corresponds very well with our blog each change documented and talked about so that everything is updated and everyone is informed in what we have chosen to do and how we have chosen to do it, the changes in which we made have been explained so that it all makes sense and so that everything that happens within our video links well to our blogs.

Our Roles!

Chelsea, Ruby and I have each out equal effort into the music video, Chelsea played the huge part of actually acting out in the film, which she did fantastically, she made the storyline seem very realistic, and helped us out to a massive advantage, I played the role in directing the film, coming up with new ideas, helping out with the storyboard and locations to give tit the most professional effect possible, Ruby did the job of putting it all together to make sure that all our hard work was successful and paid off, Ruby did this very well, she put it together also really well, so that our video looked fantastic, we all tried our best to do the best possible job we could, Kemisha helped out in different parts of the editing offering a few new ideas and so on. Our roles were very important as all though we all had different jobs, we all had to work together to achieve the best possible outcome in which we could.


We recently just had a crit within one of our lessons, so that we could display our video to the rest of the class and hear the thoughts about the video and listen to their feedback. We got some good views back bout our video that it was original and seemed very organized, when we presented it to the rest of the class it wasn't quite finished we still had a few gaps that needed to be filled so we didn't really get the total feedback that we would of liked because it wasn't finished, we was really pleased with the feedback, as you always expect bad comments, but everyone seemed quite impressed which made my whole group feel a lot more poritive about our video.


Within this project i feel that all our skills have progressed we have each all learned new different things, especially how to work together listening to each others idea to create the best piece we can. our video has progressed dramatically, from looking back to how it first seemed when the footage was uploaded to the computer to how it looks now, we have each put equal effort into everything to try and help each other out so that everyone had a role in something, but sometimes someone may slack a bit and not take the same equal role in something which makes us sway behind. The video we all feel was successful, we were quite unfortunate to not be able to make our final adjustments. it has progressed in a great way, we are all Happy and are just making final preparations to make sure everything is ready to be completed.


At the moment we are beginning to put together our digipack, each creating our own one, so that we have our own choices in what is to be placed on our CD cover. we all have various different ideas and within the music video they have all been placed together, but now is our chance to use our own ideas to create something and to compare at the end of our task to see the ideas in which other people have and how they have created their CD covers magazine adverts and perhaps a myspace page if they have chosen to create one. it would be good to compare at the end of our task as this is the first time within our project which we have had to work by ourselves as during the filming and editing process we all had to work together, our decisions had to be synchronized so that everyone agreed on the choices in which we had made, so that everyone was happy, and no one's idea or preference was left unheard.

Change of Storyline!

Whilst Re shooting, we decided to change our storyline as to be something more positive, so that we are telling a story about the positive side of young love and what it has in store for people, we decided to shoot images of the couple enjoying themselves spending time together, sharing romantic moments and just enjoying the time in which they are spending together. i feel that our decision was successful as watching the film back i think made a great improvement to the first idea in which we was going to do, as it involved enlioghtment and optisim and a sense of hope towards young love.

The hand held camera shots i think were really succesful, as it was as if the two characters were documenting their own life, telling their own story of their time together and inviting the world into see how great a relationship really could be. there were shots when just one characters was being fil;med which was really succesful as we are seeing the characters through the other persons eyes seeing what they see and then were they are both shot together, theeir happiness is documented, which i think makes a much greater effect than our first story line, when it was going to be more pessimistic, more loosing eachother and not being ab;e top reach out to what someone really wants.

Sucess of Action plan!

Our first week was quite successful we arranged everything that needed to be arranged and made sure that all preparations were made so that our video would be final and finished. All of our footage was shot and it was already to be uploaded and begin to be put together, this was very successful as we knew what effect we wanted to achieve. the progress is being updated as i go along so that all the hiccups in which we may come across is documented and also all the arrangements and successes within our project are documented so that everything is updated and kept on track. All the preparations for our final cut is ready, we have put it all together and are very pleased with it, as we now know that we can begin to finalise the project to make it look professional and successful.

Week 2
for our second week we asked for many peoples advice on our final cut to see what feedback and advice they had for us, many people agreed that it was really good and that we had done a great job, but also a few people commented on how a few places were out of time, and needed to be corrected and also a few people said that maybe we should cut up our shots a little more as they was quite long, and made the video seem a little boring, not very interesting and would may not get a lot of viewers, luckily as we began to put it all together we realized that no re shooting need to be organised as all the shots in which we need were already at hand and just the final adaptations had to be made to finish our video. With the advice we had been given we decided to take it on board and begin to cut up our shots to make the transitions from each shot work better, and also corrected the timing so that our video looked as professional as possible. We decided not to really use to many effects on our music video as we did not want it to look tacky and out of place and we also didn't want to make it look rushed or get to carried away with the effects so we decide to keep it simple, as after all we wanted to make sure that the video seemed like a new bands first video and not as if they have tried as hard as they possible can to get as many viewers as possible.

Week 3

Unfortunately on week 3 when our video had to be finished and needed to be handed in we hit a low, as we were trying to get onto our video to make some final preparations for our deadline we could not access our video, as a password needed to be entered and we did not now the oassword so we could not make the changes we needed to make on our film before our deadline so unfortunately we had to accept what we had, and make an effort with our blogs and digipacks.
We are happy with what we have, and there is no more we can do, we have taken on board peoples advice and have uploaded our progress, so that all our changes have been documneted.