Monday, 19 April 2010

Monday, 5 April 2010


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

A. Some of the videos I looked at that are similar to my chosen genre of indie/britpop, are made to inform the audience directly with breaking the 4Th wall and addressing straight to the audience instead of following a narrative or playing a live gig. the theme of the song is regret so i wanted to make an performance like a love letter and quite amateurish making a video and sending it to his lover.

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

A. The poster and digipack is dominated to a Polaroid photo frame which is a direct connection to memories which links up with the song in a sense the the song is talking about regret. I filled out all the frames with photos of the band, introducing them to the world be it their debut album, hopefully show the fun memories with the photos being some what comical. I like to think that the target audience of the band is the later teens to the mid twenties so prehaps an age range form 14- 26, the genre is indie/britpop and the target audience should be people who style themselves on the genre. i feel that the ancillary texts does suit this stereotype mainly to the fact because it looks slightly home made.

3. What have you learned from your audience feedback?

A.I have learned that the audience being my fellow class mates have enjoyed the video espcially the concept but they have made it know that they grow bored towards the end of the song, and have said it would be intresting to see loctiond in the video as well in which i fell that it goes against the concept of the video, however I tried organizing a day to shoot but unffortunatly me and the actor george couldnt get time too and we never went ahead with the suggestions.

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

A. Youtube had a massive influence, letting me look into music videos as and when i needed to look for key conventions, or even just to listen to the song its self when i dont my I pod handy. But when the Ipod was with me with a set of speakers it helps keep track for the performer who needs to learn the lyrics fairly fast.
Because there was no special affects in the video and simple cuts i decided to use the more basic and more simple Apple I movie when editing which did give me a few problems including moving my cuts the slightest knocking a couple of frames out of sinc. this was a problem which i couldnt get round, however it is of the slightest and dosnt make to much of a difference to the final outcome.
Adobe photoshop was key to edit my photos to create my digipack, the photos have been taken from nights out and where in need of twisting to fit the theme of the digipack.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Sunday, 28 March 2010

More on the vote!

That vote was from people on yahoo answer and i like the suggestion of extending the High Street Glory to something like High Street Glory seekers, or something around those lines.

The peoples vote

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My band are trying to decide between three new band names, help!?
My band have just started out we cant decide between the following names

1. high street network
2. high street glory
3. high street survivors

we cant decide and need your vote into which one. and for personal reasons High street must be in the name.. cheers!
6 days ago
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we're britpop/indie band similar to the Enemy... :D cheers for the help!
6 days ago

by Bubba T. Ramone Member since:

Best Answer - Chosen by Voters
I like High Street Glory
It has a good, positive ring to it, the words 'high' and 'glory' complement each other.
May I make a suggestion?
Make 'glory' a compound word, something like High Street Gloryboys

by KarlS Member since:

high street network sounds a little nerdy and glory makes you sound a bit conceded, of the three id go for high street survivors. it would help if we knew what genre of band it is though

High Street Survivors is the best, but they're all pretty lame. Sorry to say.
by Laurence Member since:

High Street Network is the best out of the three.
by andrew Member since:


by the underdog girl. Member since:

i vote high street glory

Monday, 22 March 2010

Is Simple Silence really a good name?

As I am now looking into designing my digipack and poster I keep thinking is the name really suitable for a britpop band. I feel that 'Simple Silence' may be more of a pop band name rather that a rock band so I'm now looking at bands that may be similar such as Oasis, Blur, The Enemy, Artic monkeys, etc....

My ideas are based around the fact the band are experienced in living rough as they traveled Europe trying to make it big and how they suffered from the sad reality of dangers on the street and learned to be better people from it.

So the new name will be based around the word High street, but i cant choose between the three secondary names, they are :
-high street network
-high street glory
-high street survivors

so im now going to ask the world on their opinion as i seek advice on yahoo!answer.