Presenting the film making research
Media Studies- Research carried out for film making in terms of our music video
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Presenting the film making research
Before we go off into the horizon creating a montage of shots, I thought I
should do some additional research for filming. It's a fact well known that, no
matter the amount of research or excellent filming skills a person has, you will
never get the amazing shot. If anything they tend to be the shots that are
unexpectedly shot, for instance we planned to shoot our artist walking down
the subway, trotting along in her fabulous walk ( a walk that fit the mood of the
song of course), and to create our perfect shot we envisioned this shot on a
tripod or perhaps a dolly, nevertheless it was going to be a smooth transition
just like a smooth criminal. However, Mr Lucas (media teacher) said the
handheld movement is really effective but you should have left a little space
above the artists head, so we thought we would do the same thing but
obviously more space above the artists head.
ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
As media students we were on quite a tight budget, now that does not mean
we did not put any money towards anything, the powder and ingredients used
to make the glass are great examples of that. But I thought, why not try to
Google the most obvious 'How to shoot a music video under a low budget', I
found a music video shot under a low which looked a little amateur (and I was
sure ours could/ would be better) but, some ideas were quite useful and
associated well to the mood of our song, for instance tearing up paper.
PAPER, LIGHTS AND A BOX
• One YouTube video suggested creating a little boxed width and size studio,
where filming can be done on there. Although that was a good idea, and the
effects produced from this idea was good, the small scaled studio was the
problem as it would mean that I would have to smash small shards of glass.
Although that is something that can be arranged I figured that the impact
would be small and not as big as we would want it to be.
• Another YouTube video suggested we use a backdrop, this would mean we
would have to buy a backdrop. Although this was a good idea, none of us had
a backdrop we could use, so it was therefore decided we use a white sheet
and then perhaps brighten the background on final cut pro or use plain white
paper. This paper would be taped to my back garden wall, with the bottom half
of it bending on the floor, creating a right angle, with bright lights on either side
of the paper. I am hoping this works.