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Thursday, 28 October 2010


We will be filming some of the memory scenes on Monday.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Location enquiries

Pret a Manger, will not be used for a location anymore, as we wanted to film at the Pret a Manger in fenwicks, but due to it nearly being christmas time and the department store will become very busy, the store manager has said they would like no disruptions.

Newcastle airport, have been in touch but nothing is confirmed yet.

Costume ideas

This is one of the costumes, which the female actor will where, when being filmed in South Shields. It will not be the exact same dress, but will be similar style.

For the male actor, i would like him to keep his style basic, but fashionable. He will wear a t-shirt, jacket, jeans and trainers. Below are links of the costumes similar to what the actor will be wearing.

T Shirt




Music video's analysis

I chose threee music videos to anaylze and to get ideas, for our group. As i am filming, and in charge of costume/make-up/props it will be good to see how costume relates to the plot of the music video.

Armand Van Helden - I Want Your Soul

The costumes that are worn in "I want your soul" are typical american Hip Hop style. The clothing is very bright and colourful, which reflects the mood in the music video. The main prop used in "I want your soul" is a boom box, which the community dances to. I counted 78 shots in the 3:18 minute music video. Alot of very fast, sharp edits are used in the middle of the music video. When the music is slowly stopping at the end of the song, a medium shot of the Man and woman, fades out, to end the video.

Pendulum - Watercolour

At the beginning of "Watercolour", a shot of the galaxy is shown, just before the music starts. Medium close-up shot of Pendulum singing, only half the face is showing, as other face is shadowed. The music video uses alot of bright visual colours and patterns. When the chorus comes in, the shots move to a party scene, where everyone is wearing black clothing, which represents the mood of the song. There is also water spraying everywhere. When the sun appears, the lighting of the music video changes, and everyones faces are visible. ALot of blurry shots are used, and sharp transactions.

Eminem - Love The Way You Lie

In "Love the you lie" Eminem is wearing a White vest and jeans. The man in the house is wearing jogging bottoms, to show that he was just lazing around in the house, and his girlfriend is wearing a vest and shorts. One of the props used in this music video, is a bottle of beer which the man is drinking in a bar. This scene shows that he has things on his mind. The girl in this video, is very pretty and i think the man is scared of losing her, thats why he acts so aggressive. His image represents his peronality, as he has stubble and tattoos, which makes him look rough.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Year 13 Video Production Introduction

For our year 13 Media project, we had to choose between a "music video" or a "Horror trailer". Our group decided on producing a music video. We chose to create a music video because, we thought there would be more ideas, and that ideas for a Horror trailer, may become too cliche.

We chose David Guetta Ft. Kelly Rowland - When Love takes over. We set Certain roles for each member of the group.

Natasha (Myself) - Filming, Costume/Make-up/Props.

Rachel - Location and Continuity

Sophie - Story Board and Editing

Joss - Directing and Acting.

These are a list of our possible locations

* Newcastle Airport
* South Shields
* Cinema
* Central Station
* Quayside
* Metro Station
* Pret a Manger
* Stephens Flat

The story plot of the music video, is an Argument between a couple, the man then leaves the woman, but she chases him to the airport. The man does not get on his flight. As you can see, we are keeping it simple, but will make it interesting with filming, editing, and costumes etc. We will involve memory clips in the music video. We will film these in black and white, so the viewer knows its a memory.