Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Changing Poster Ideas

 When looking over my poster, and the previous comments I recieved from a year 10 class saying that the 'Devastation Girl' was hard to read, I decided that I needed to change my previous ideas. I went on a website that told me what colours went well over black and white, and after trying a few, I decided that the brown/orange went best with the colour scheme of the poster, and how it matches the colour grading in my music video.

Here is the transformation between the two.

The comments I recieved were:

George Russell : The writing is easier to read, really good!

Alice Clark: Stands out more especially the writing.

George Attwill : I like the warmth of the colour scheme. The colour of the text chosen works with other parts of the image.

Alice Griffin: The orange writing is far better than the white writing, it stands out more and is more pleasing to the eye.

Here is the Final Poster:

I'm really glad I decided to go back and re-evaluate my poster. In doing so I have created a more eye pleasing poster, with better colour schemes, and is easier to read. Overall, it is a success!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Final Digipak

I really like the colour scheme of my digipak, and I think the different pictures compliment eachother. The font on the ront cover and back cover is the same as the poster, I chose to do this so that the font of the band is like their logo, and would be recognised instantly.

Here is another image of my final digipak with the template over the top as a guidline to what the sections are.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Audience Feedback

After posting my music video onto youtube, I started recieving comments from viewers. To my surprise all of these comments were positive and suggested good ideas, and also complimented the ideas I'd already used!
One commenter suggested that I incorporate more slow-motion shots into the piece as he liked the slow-motion shot I'd done before. So with this advice, from a previous student at ringwood media who had also made a music video, I went back to the edit and started playing around with possible slow motion ideas. After experimenting, I decided to just change one more shot into slow motion as this mirroed the first half of the video well.

Two other comments I recieved both mentioned that the video reminded them of a mungo jerry song. Here's what they said:

"Loved this one. Good visuals, use of setting and lighting. Reminded me in many ways of an old Mungo Jerry type song (Ask Mr Wallis who Mungo Jerry were... 8-)! ) It flows very well, keeping the action and story going without any pauses. Really enjoyed this - good stuff!"

I'm really happy with this feedback, I feel myself that I made good use of the settings around me and tried to make the shots as eye pleasing as I could.

The other comment said:

"I liked this one because of the old skool feel to the whole thing it is like a mungo jerry song defiantly the setting is chosen well also just can't tell if the song is a sad story or not so not sure on a full opinion as of yet but editing and stuff is cool"

This is exactly what I was going for, 'the old skool feel' with the lighting and shot types. This person also comments again on the Mungo Jerry aspect of the video. In some ways I agree with the fact that they may not be able to see or determine wether its a sad story or not, however I feel the music and lyrics determine this and I have followed the lyrics to match the shots, and create a discrete story.

This is my draft music video, where the comments were posted onto.

My Chosen Record Label

Island Records

When experimenting with my original label, Brushfire Records it became apparent that it would be more difficult to use than originally thought. The intricut image of the instrument with the white background was hard to put onto my Digipak, and therefore after many failed attempts i changed my record label to Island Records.


My Digipak was now successful in using a correct Record Label for the Genre of music, and the logo also looked good. Overall, the change of labels worked for the better.

Music Video Feedback

After 4 days of filming, I had finally got enough footage to cover my music video. I followed a storyboard for the first half of the video, which helped my confidence grow as I felt I knew whatI was doing and where i wanted to go with this music video. As I progressed through the shots and different scenes, different ideas would come into my head, and gradually everything I filmed became spontaneouse ideas that I would think of during the shoot.
I think having a balance of scripted footage and spontanaeity is a good thing to have when filming, it could either look too scripted, or just too random, and I think I achieved a good balance of this.

Overall, I am really glad that I did this coursework on my own. At the beginning I wasn't confident at all about my abilities, and feared I would fail. However, by pushing myself into something, I feel I have learnt alot about myself and what I am capable of achieveing.