Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Ancillary texts: Digipak

Our main aim when presenting our star in the digipak was representing many different sides to our star. Which is the main reason for our montage of our star which features many different poses of her; showing her fun and silly side.
We used the same image on our front cover as we did on posters so fans would be able to recognise the star and the would realise that this was the real album.
The song listing which is featured on the back of our digipak features the same font and colour as the star's name, which represents continuity and gives the overall affect of a clean yet abstract artist, which is what we wanted to represent her as.

Ancillary text: Poster

This is the poster we designed for our artist and the advertisement of the song and album. We shot this image in a studio which linked back to the music video as we also used shots in the studio with that same white background. The white background also further heightens the star image of an upbeat feminine and happy character.
We used a few main colours, which we reused in this image; we took the red from the stars lipstick which enabled the date to stand, which is realistic as many stars want to show the date of their album so fans know when to buy their next album or single.
While the white font in her name blends into the background when editing we used a drop shadow which then made the name of our star stand out.
The font of her name differs from the font of the title of song as we wanted to show different sides to our star which we showed through the elegant and feminine writing in her name and the fun and child like writing in the word 'Satellite'.

Evaluation Question 3: What have you learnt from your audience feedback?

This video is part of our evaluation where we explain the effects that the audience and the feedback that they gave to us and how we applied it to our video and the processes we took during the production time.

Evaluation Question 1: In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

This is a copy of our music video however with added commentary over the top, which is basically describing how the group and I edited and put together our music video. We also explain what camera technology and the techniques we used as well as the editing and what effects we were looking for while we were in the production progress; another key feature mentioned would be the stars actions, which links to matching the visuals to the lyrics. However other conventions are mentioned in this like the mise-en-scene, which is seen as being equally important.

Evaluation Question 4: How did you use media technologies in the research, planning, construction and evaluation stages?

The research, planning, construction and evaluation stages
by: Ellahhh

Evaluation Question 2: How effective is the combination of your main and ancillary texts?

Monday, 4 February 2013

Final completed music video

Due to our audience feedback we learnt that our other music video wasn't really that well shot and overall quite a complicated concept. From this our group decided to start over and go with a much simplar idea, we still stuck with the same tone for our video; being quite an upbeat and romantic tone. However this time round we used a female lead singer and fit to the typical conventiosn of a girl singing about love. For this we used the song 'Satellite' by the unsigned artist Lelia Broussard. This is our completed music video for our coursework.

First attempt at music video

This was the very first idea we had when we were trying to film for our media coursework. We wanted a romantic happy song and a leading man to take the audience on a journey. However our audience feetback showed our group how confusing the overall idea turned out to be and we realised that we didn't portray the conventions of a music video that we wanted to. Our audience feedback is the reaosn this video is not our final piece for our coursework, however this was handy to use as an example. The song featured is by the unsigned artist however famous youtuber, Alex Day - Good Morning Sunshine.


Below are a few images of our process of making our digipak, it shows the editing process and how we planned to have them template for our digipak.These print screens show what tools we used and how we were led to our overall end product.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Asking permission

Although our song 'Satellite' is by the unsigned artist Lelia Broussard, I thought it was a good idea to ask for permision via twitter to use her song like I did with the previous artists we wanted to use for our video.