Friday, 23 October 2009

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Good News

I found a metronome and a date to film. :D

I hope I don't have the same problem as last year though. My cast being unreliable, when shooting a continuity task last year I was always running after my actors (as I needed to re-shoot). After weeks and weeks of failed chasing, I decided to use completely different actors, and start over. (http://videokid-media.blogspot.com/2009/02/continuity-piece.html).

It was worrying because this was such a small task, and when creating an opening title sequence last year I was worried I was going to run out of time and waste my time chasing up people. But I managed to create a opening anyway.

I plan to film the first day back after halfterm, after school.
We're supposed to be pitching our music video on the first lesson back after halfterm, which is the Wednesday.
If all goes to plan, I should have some footage I can show as opposed to an animatic, and all the planning stuff?

Hmm.

Sunday, 18 October 2009



I love this music video.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Storyboarding.





Today I found out we only have til December to film and edit!!!!!!

AH!

:(


Story- boarded today and will be uploading it shortly.











I want to create a real unique setting for my music video, but I'm not entirely sure how I want it to look. I have a few motifs that I want to be the main focus but at school my creative juices got flowing and now I want to do so many different things with my music video.
I'm definately going to include projection. I plan to record some footage of Hannah (my act) being deadpan, and then project it at some point during my music video.

I also wish to use this footage from this music video:



I want to use this existing sequence from a linkin park video What I''ve Done. The sequence is a short time lapse of weeds growing tall but rewound. It only lasts for a couple of seconds, and I thought it would be relevant as my act's name is called Bad Weeds Grow Tall.

I also wish to have several televisions in the set, but when they are not working and are fuzzy. I think this would be something simple and different.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Creating your music artiste

1. Name/Connotations B.W.G.T. (like MGMT, but it stands for Bad Weeds Grow Tall [real name: Hannah] which is a lyric from the song Marche Fun├Ębre - which is a song by a female Austrian artist (Soap&Skin), who has inspired by and my look for my music video).

2. Genre: Experimental

3. Brief description of artiste: English, piano-driven 19 year old, female.

4. Target audience: Teenagers who are nonconformists and who want an alternative as apposed to generic pop bands.

5. Biography: History: Grew up in Camden, Her parents were bohemiam and had their own pirate radio, she used to sing 70s and 80s covers. When her parents past away she got a job on a real radio station and worked her way up so she could have her own slot and initially started to sing on the air. Once she belted out a few covers and recieved postitive feedback she started to write her own material. A contact of the radio station recommended her to an independent record label. Music influences: include: Nico, The Cure, David Bowie, Patti Smith and many more. Discography: A cover album with a B-side of some demos. Up and coming tour/gig dates: Tribute to Nico tour. Making an appearance at an Andy Warhol exhibition.

6. How the artist's image will be constructed: Where do you propose to push the artist's image?: Besides it being very much piano driven, there will be a real independent feel to Hannah's music as she does not only use a piano, she uses a little box that contains several noises, a laptop and to accompany her challenging music she uses gruesome lyrics.

7. How will you use web-space?: There is a website set up to get a visual feel to her music. It also has gig updates and lyrics for fans to download. We shall also be setting up an official flickr account to show fans the making of music videos or general events and also a twitter account for fans to read Hannah's personal updates.

8. What other 'gimmicks' and PR stunts do you have in mind?: Appearing at many art exhibitions, Once the demos and new album is complete she will be doing a sampling in London, at Sketch.

9. Initial Gig Venues: Royal Festival Hall, Islington

10. Any alliances suggested or already forged - How will these be exploited?:

11. How do you propose to get the press involved?: Press Release informing them about the exhibition appearances