Thursday, 19 July 2012

Prelim Evaluation

1. Did you enjoy the workshop day? What were your best bits and why?
I really enjoyed the shoot. It was really interesting to see the ways a music video is shot particularly in terms of all the camera equipment such as the crane and the track which I had never seen people working with before. I also enjoyed performing in the video with Raef and Natasha, and the whole team working on it were all really collabarative and friendly so it was a really fun experience to be a part of. Harrison and Jazzi were great directors and bought out the best in all our performances.

2. What did you learn from participating in the workshop?
I learnt a lot about how a music video is shot. All the different set-ups are shot from many different angles, andthere are master shots that are shot all the way through to create a performance bed. Although this was a remake, so we were looking to get specific shots we did shoot many different set-ups throughout the whole song to pick out all the bits we needed. I also learnt about the organisation needed, and the effort that needs to be put into props, costumes and make-up to form part of the artist identity.

3. Are you pleased with the footage and your edit? Is it how you expected it to look?
I am very pleased with our edit as it matches the video and looks very professional. The main performance by Natasha is amazing and the rapping bits and puppets are also great. The special effects shots such as the moving leg on the floor and the cocunut man are eye-catching and the way the video cuts to the beat makes it infectious and draws in the audience.

4. How do you think your workshop experiences will impact on your approach to next term's music video coursework?

Now I know what makes a good music video, and how to shoot and edit it, I will be able to come up with my own ideas that I know will be simple and effective. After seeing the facilities we have available, I will able to base my ideas around this. Time restraints were also an important factor on the day and I will bear this in mind when I shoot my music video. I also know what looks effective as part of a video, from going through the footage and choosing the best clips. I saw the theory we have been learning into practice such as Andrew Goodwin's theory of lyrical interpretation put into use with lyrics such as "Heels so high" while Natasha pointed to her shoes. This is a literal interpreatation of the lyrics as compared to a amplification or contradiction.