Saturday, 19 December 2009


I was aiming to have edited half of my music video before breaking up for Christmas. & I have.

I have been editing for a few weeks now, and I have successfully incorporated child footage. The narrative has a real nostaglic feel to it. Many of the clips are reversed and it feels like the act is looking back and remembering her childhood. With this more resolved narrative, I have also been working on my promotional album cover. I have decided to call the album 'Out of Focus', as I felt it summed up music video and worked well. It ties in with the use of blur, and the use of photography. It is revelant and works. I have also included a rewind sign on the front of my album cover. I am currently working on the track titles but I would quite like them to do consistent and I plan to use this running theme based on the notion of remembering.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

I have spent the last week editing - my concept has developed a lot more.
I feel I have perfected the pace, and there is a strong sense of nostagia present. My music video features several different shots, and it feels like my act is looking back (again returning to the 'When I was a child..' idea). Next week I plan to incorporate the children footage. I believe that everything has to be our own footage. The old tapes at home I found of myself are 8mm so it is proving quite difficult to upload, but I refuse to give up. I will be uploading it somehow next week!
Above are two photographs I am going to include in my music videos. I am warming more to the first one, I took a few shots like this from different angles. I may include another timelapse.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Wednesday, 2 December 2009


I've started editing.
This year I have only used iMovie for uploading footage. I haven't done a rough cut.
I was really eager to edit and I don't feel the need to do a one for this particular creative project. I suspect this is because I made an animatic, and was so ashamed of it. So I've gone straight into final cut pro. It seems to be going really well. I was a little frustrated at first as I thought I did not have enough footage. My music video opens with an establishing shot of the TV shoot. I shot this as one long establishing shot, so I have cut it down and placed piano cut aways in between - giving my video a fast, edgy feeling. I forgot how fast the tempo of the song actually is. I really, really don't want my video to be repetitive - despite the fact that most music videos are. When I need to repeat a shot, I always do something different to it. I have flipped a few shots, reserved and added effects too.
So early into the editing process and consistency is starting to show. A running theme of televisions, which is good.