Final Music Video

Final CD Digipak

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Friday, 6 May 2011

Final Post...

This is my final post, I have really enjoyed this media studies course and I hope you enjoy my work!

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Tuesday, 3 May 2011

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

We decided to answer this evaluation question using a different media platform/technology as the question is all about how we have used different media technologies in all the different stages of our production process.

We recorded a voice over on our Flip camera, of all four of us talking about the different technologies we used and how they were a benefit or a hindrance to us in our production process.

Here is the video we made with the voice over on it...

We simply edited the voice over onto our music video (muted) to reinforce the answers we are giving and then we also added in some picture in picture images to give a visual of what we are talking about.

Evaluation Question 3; What have you learned from your audience feedback?

Here is my Word document with my answer to evaluation question three;

Evaluation Question 3

Evaluation Question 2; How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary tasks?

Here is my answer to evaluation question two on a Powerpoint Presentation;
Evaluation Question 2

Thursday, 21 April 2011

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

Copy of Prezi

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Video Screening and Audience Feedback...

Last week we organised a screening of all the AS and A2 media productions in our school hall. We invited the whole of the sixth form, any year 11 students that were thinking of taking media A Level next year and any teachers that wanted to watch the year 12s film openings and our music videos.

I presented our group's music video and simply said that the video was created with the intention of the narrative following the lyrics whilst still maintaining a performance element that is common in Alternative Rock music videos.

Lots of people turned up to watch the music videos and we asked each member of the audience them to write down some feedback on sheets that we had printed with two questions on them.

1) Please give details about what you like about our music video...


2) What is your favourite part of our music video and why?

Here are some examples of people's written responses to our music video for She by The Mags...

We also set up a camera corner in the room next door to the hall where the videos were played so that we could ask the audience to sit down in front of the flip cameras and answer a few questions about our music video.


After the initial edit of the 'painted words' footage at the end of the video, we decided it was a bit too long and not fast-paced enough to be in keeping with the conventions of an Alternative Rock music video. So we edited it again and made it much more fast-paced and exciting by adding in very short clips of other shots in between, so that the audience feels slightly disorientated.

We also changed a few things throughout the video. For example, the second time the audience sees the split screen of the feet walking past, they were reversed, but we were told this is not effective as it makes it seem as though our editing skills were not capable of anything better than simply reversing old footage.

Although I really liked the reversed walking shots because I thought it represented the deterioration of the couple's relationship we changed it so that the two parts of the screen were swapped over instead of simply reversing it.

I am so proud to finally put our finished promotional music video on my blog because I am very happy with how it turned out. So here is our very last, final, completely finished version of She by The Mags. Enjoy!