Monday, 19 March 2012


Rachel and I e-mailed Muse's management to make sure if it was OK to use the song in our music video. We are still eagerly awaiting for their reply. Here is the e-mail we sent.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

EDITING PROCESS - Friday 2nd March


Taking the audience feedback into consideration Rachal and I came together and made the changes our target audience suggested and also added on the sections of Seaton Delaval Hall.

Again we wanted to show some of our taget audience to gather feedback from them in order to improve our music video. Here are the suggestions they gave us to make the video more appealing and to make it better.
  •  There are too many sections of the girl just walking around.
  • The narrative isn't very clear.
  • Shots in a music video are usually 2-3 seconds long however in yours there are shots that are 7 seconds long.
  • The part with the man playing the guitar should be earlier as I believe it would fit better.
  • The colour pallets used shouldn't change as dramatically as they do.
  • On the underwater scene at the start, the tiles in the swimming pool are visible this takes away from the effectiveness.
  • I believe that the transitions could be used better to improve the music video.
  • The random statue doesn't represent anything in the video so it's pointless.
  • The shots at the start of the video are bright but the shot of the sun is darker when it should be brighter.
  • Some of the walking shots should be removed and replaced with more performance shots. 
Here are some positive feedback comments we recieved.
  • The timing is really good at the start of the video.
  • There is a good use of edgy camera movements.
  • There was a huge range of shots used.

EDITING PROCESS! - Wednesday 29th February

As Rachel and I had already gathered the shots needed for the opening of the music video. I decided to make a head start on the editing process and I create the first 40 seconds of the video. Considering it was only 40 seconds long it took a long time to create as I wanted to make sure the shots were in perfect timing with the music. I wanted it to look as professional as it could possibly be.

I  then made the decision to show the video in sections first to some of our target audience as this would make the editing process easier as we would be able to make the changes in few short steps. This is some of the constructive criticism we received.
  •  The lighting of the candles should be more Gray scale to match the mood of the video.
  • Some of the shots need to be changed around for continuity purposes as in one shot she is not very deep in the water, however in the next shot she is.
  • She walks slightly too fast to the beat of the song, so the shot should be slowed down to fit.


Filming Timetable

Here is the time tabel Rachel and I used to ensure we were organised and shot everything that needed to be filmed for the production of our music video.

Days that we filmed
Where we filmed
What we filmed
Monday 13th February
Dunston Pool
Underwater Shots
Wednesday 15th February
Seaton Delaval Hall
Garden Shots
Tuesday 21st February
My House
Candle and Rose Shots
Wednesday 22nd February
South Shields Beach
Beach Shots
Wednesday 29th February
Fiddlers Field
Chase Scene
Wednesday 7th March
In School
Guitar Shots
Thursday 8th March                           
Millennium Bridge
21st Century Shots