Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Showcasing Videos

Tonight we held an creative arts evening at school and all of our videos were shown!! We were nervous about the reaction, but the crowd really liked them and cheered us on therefore it was a success and we were extremely happy with the outcome! :)

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Editing Continued

These are some pictures of us continuing to edit our video, we ensured that the whole group had a go in order to get it finished for the deadline date.

Me posing whilst taking a mini break from editing

Sam busy editing some of the chorus
Shiggy editing her part

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Start of Editing

Today we started to edit some of the footage we took yesterday, however there is a lot of work to be done so it will be pretty intense getting it all finished on time. !

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Backstage Pics :)

Here is an online photo album I have created of all of the backstage pictures we took at the shoot today and as can be seen we all did our fair share of setting up and filming. Enjoy :)

Source: http://megi23.myphotoalbum.com/links-slideshow.php?set_albumName=album01&index=&id=&FromShare=Links&type=push

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Wednesday Shoot Details- 24/11/10

Today we sat down as a group and composed an email to all the group members of all the detials and equiment needed for Wednesday's shoot as it is drawing closer. We decided to do this today instead of the night before as we took into account people need time to collect all of their costumes/ cameras need to be checked etc.. therefore to give us time to properly get everything together we decided to plan today.

Email of Wednesday Shoot Details:

Monday, 15 November 2010

Location = Check!

Well today we got good news from the drama department that we were able to use the drama room and all equipment for our Wednesday shoot. We are all happy about this as no location meant no shoot therefore we can now begin the real planning and send out crew lists/ emails to all members of the group.

Response From Mr. Collins:

"I have cleared with all members of staff that you are able to use Drama Room 2 on the 24th to film your video, any problems come and find me..."

(taken out of an origional email)

Friday, 12 November 2010

Letter To Drama Department

This is the letter we wrote to Mr. Collins (Head of Drama) asking for permission to use the theatre/drama rooms and equipment for our shoot on the 24/11/10.

Hope He Replies with a yes! :)

Dear Mr Collins,
We are currently studying A2 Media and as part of our media project we are creating a music video. Therefore we are writing to you to ask for permission to let us use the drama room on:

Wednesday 23rd Novemeber (9.00am - 3.00pm)

We hope you will be able to help us with this enquiry and reply with an answer as soon as possible so we can either arrange alternative shoot days or venues. We greatly appreciate your support with this and many thanks for taking the time to read this letter.

Kind Regards,

Group 1, Media

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Planning Shoot 2

Now that we have all of the parts needed for Shiggy's verse within the song, we need to film the rest of the video. We sat down as a group today and planned everything we needed for the next shoot and also set a date as to when this was happening ensuring everyone was able to make it and we were all 100% committed to getting it finished.

The date set is the 24/11/10 as this was a suitable day and we had to give ourselves a week to get everything ready and plan our exact loaction. We need to write a letter to the drama department in order to ask permission to use the theatre or one of the drama rooms as this is the only place we had. We wanted to book a studio however, after looking around we were denied more than 2 hrs access therefore it wasnt enough.

We need to do an email, crew list, letter to drama and get all of the make-up/costumes sorted asap.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Finishing The Animatic

Today we split the group into 2 as we had a lot to get done before the next shoot can be thought about, so we decided me and Sohail would finish the animatic whilst Shiggy and Sam looked through the footage we took on Sunday and began to edit/eliminate clips that were of poor quality.

We managed to finish the animatic today, not without a struggle however but it has certainly helped us gain skills on how to use Premier which will be useful at the editing stages of our video. Below is our finished animatic:

Animatic- Rihanna "Only Girl"

Monday, 8 November 2010

Sunday Shoot!

Yesterday was the day of our shoot, so we packed all of our equipment on Friday ready for the shoot at Sam's house. We first did a run through of Shiggy's parts and filmed this on a hand held camera in order to make her more comfortable performing in front of it and so we had a better idea of how we would film the scene.

It was tricky as we had a little room to work in (Sam's Bedroom) but we did it and after several long hours of shooting this part we finally got the cuts we need ready for editing. Overall, it was a very successful day and our camera skills are continuoslly improving as we were sure to let everyone have a go at filming, even Shiggy for Sohails thief part!

These are some pictures we took whilst on set:


These are the two videos created on the hand held camera when we did the run through of Shiggy's part:

Clip #1

Clip #2

Group Picture :)) -after Sunday shoot

After a successful day of Shooting :)

Friday, 5 November 2010

Schedule Session - Sunday Shoot

Today we all sat together as a group (seen in picture) and agreed that our filming needs to be hurried up a little as we want to leave ourselves enough time to edit and complete the ancillary tasks to a high standard therefore we have made the first shoot arrangements.

The page below is the copy of the email we composed and sent to all of the members of the group including all of the schedule for Sunday 7th Novemeber.

Doc 1

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Final Coreography Rehearsal

So we managed to get a two hour session in to ensure we have finished all of the coreography needed for the chorus part of the video as last timte we left things a little unfinished. the video below shows us doing a run through of the final dance routine for the chorus. We hope you like it :)

Pre-Shoot Coreography Run through: