My Music Video had many stages to it, first off it was supposed to be a vlog around London with some cinematic scenes this seemed like a amazing idea to me at first. Then I started watching more videos that that I found whilst researching which were music videos and spoofs so I thought to myself why not change my video into a music video/ vlog so its live action of me showing where we were in London, whilst getting cinematic views as well. At this point this is where my project started to shape up, I thought make a music video, a funny time round London and a vlog this is when my idea started to come together.
In My FMP I went to London without knowing what I really wanted a shoot, I knew I wanted to get cinematic views on the London eye and the places we travelled to but I was really stuck. So I filmed random stuff the whole day with my phone camera (16 MP) and a Canon 1200D when I started to edit this I became a bit stuck because it just didn’t really look like a music video there was stuff missing but I just didn’t know what. So I showed my teacher Sarah and she said I should add in Studio scenes and a crowd going mental to the song. This meant I had about 3 weeks left to find a studio that I could use and get the final online edit done, at the main campus we have a radio room I thought it would be a good idea to use that and put a keyboard or something in to it to make it look more studio like. This was a success and I encountered my problem. We got all of the shots in the studio I had sketched on my storyboard and recorded them this made my project look more like a music video already. When I was on the London eye I wasn’t allowed a tripod up there this was bad because my shots didn’t look amazing and looked really bumpy and motioned/double glazed. I used a video FX called ‘Stabilize’ This made my pan look so much smoother almost like I had a tripod this saved my project from looking scrappy.
I learnt that when completing your project you always look back on it and notice some faults, you go back and sort them out then you seem to find other faults, nothing’s ever perfect and this is the best I could do in terms of making my project the best I can possible make it at this stage of time. My organisation wasn’t the best as we didn’t have a teacher for the first 2-3 weeks of this project. This is why I went and shot it without really planning anything but I got a lot more planning (Pre production) done for my studio scenes when my new teacher came in to help. I Think improving my shots would be the biggest factor in my project but they didn’t turn out to be as bad because of the Video FX I used on them. that is was I would like to have improved I approached my project very confidently and knew what I was going to do with it once I had my studio scenes as I planned ahead.
I found it pretty hard to cope with the deadline as we didn’t have a teacher or anyone giving us a real understanding of what to do. We had under 7 weeks to do a pretty big project that no one thought we would be able to do but we had a teacher come in and help everyone which I am extremely grateful for this. I met the deadline for this project and I am very happy with what I have produced. I used as much time as possible as I had to scrap some of my shots that didn’t fit in. But I am grateful and happy with what I achieved in such a little time.
My project had a lot of work put into it as I turned it into a music video, what I thought was very creative, is that my music video is original and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a music video of 3 mates roaming round London city having a great time while filming themselves. The song I chose uses the word ‘Love’ in the lyrics a lot. This could relate to us loving London and getting on as great friends what I would improve in my next edit would be my shots, I would like to plan the kind of shots I want so that I don’t forget anything. I think that my editing was done really well and that it looked 10x better than what I was doing years ago. I never thought I would be able to edit like this but I just got better and better.
In my proposal I talked about me booking the studio and getting the recording done. I achieved everything I said in my proposal and I’m extremely happy with myself. I have reached all the targets I set myself I found more research, I recorded and edited all the clips and I have completed my questionnaire.
In conclusion I think I have met the criteria I struggled through most of my project but managed to pull through. I changed many ideas and it turned out to be the best changes I’ve ever made, I learnt that my project would never be perfect but I can make it the best I possible can. I met all the targets I set myself and I’m extremely happy with my project and what I achieved as a whole.