Monday, 5 April 2010
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.
Sunday, 28 March 2010
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
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
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.
This is the video to the Verves Bittersweet Symphony whish the song has slight relevents to mine as the themes of change and regret go together well. But its the video im intrested in and how through most of the video he addresses to the audience which is what I want, however its how they done it on location is what im really intrested in and what kind of shots they used and see if theres any way i could use these methods on my selected locations that relate to the 'if i was' lyrics.
through out the video the camera is infront of lead singer Richard Ashcroft as he barges through a busy london highstreet with no care for others. but its the way how the camera move with him down the path to show these locations.
if i was to do a location video, i would want to match the lyrics with the location but try to cut the shots together to make it look like a journey with the odd cut to show the location in more detail.
So how will I match lyric to location? well i was thinking something like this:
royal artilliry woolwhich-soldier
ladbrokes (welling)- betting man
london city airport- areoplane
petrol station (welling)- rich manwaterstones(inside) writertate modern- painter
I have decided to look at two videos in which i think i can use my ideas of location or costume; For location i am going to look at the video for Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve and for costume the video for Conerstone by The Artic Monkeys.
- If i had an aeroplane
So i want to try and find away to represent these lyrics clearly through the video either through costume or location.
This also means that there publicity will be a tad different compared to previous, I still want a the band to be known for there journey together suffering the knock backs over the years of trying to make it big, but stay away from the oasis style of public feuds with other bands and between themselves.
- Well known history (moved out when they were 16 to tour the world and finally make it big in mid 20's.
-Clean lifestyle after growing up in a world fueled by drugs and alcohol.
-Song will be second release showing a different side of the band after first song reached top ten with a more heavier approach.
The band will stick to the stereotypical appearance of a Britpop band such as Oasis, Blur and more recently The Enemy.
the bands target audience will be mid teens to mid twenties and to people who like the indie/britpop genre.
Monday, 15 March 2010
Monday, 18 January 2010
I have a rough idea in how to present this video but one of the main themes of the song is how the lead vocalist describes a number of lifestyles and how he would treat someone if he was like the life style he was describing.
with this in mind and time running short its perhaps time to consider changing my idea for the video so i don't have to rely on too many people, perhaps having to change the song?