Monday, 12 June 2017

Lip-synching task

  • Choose any song.
  • Lip synch thirty seconds of the song.
  • Everyone to have a go.
  • Post the results onto your blogs.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

12Y - Continuity task groups

  1. Abbi, Maya, Helen
  2. Caitlin, Daisy, Hannah, Kitty
  3. Sam, Jay, Fin, Ethan
  4. Jack, Abbie, Phil
  5. Amy, Kate, Charlotte

Monday, 5 June 2017

12V - Continuity task groups

  1. Jasmine, Nieeve, Rosie, Tegan
  2. Steph, Ceri, Amy
  3. Izzy, Frank, George S, Ben
  4. Charlee, Harri, James, George G
  5. George A,Will, Cam, Alfie, Alex

Transition to A2 - Activity 1: The Continuity Exercise

As part of the transition from AS to A2 you must walk into a room and sit down. This activity is the first part of your A2 coursework and must be completed by all students.
Work in a group of no more than 4 students.

Continuity task involving filming and editing a character opening a door, crossing a room and sitting down in a chair opposite another character, with whom she/he then exchanges a couple of lines of dialogue. This task should demonstrate the shots listed below.

All students must produce their own storyboard and edit their own version of the footage. Your film clip must have a minimum of 12 shots. Your film needs to be about one minute in length.

  1. Actor 1
  2. Actor 2
  3. Director
  4. Camera operator
  1. Close up
  2. Extreme close up
  3. Medium shot
  4. Long shot
  5. Match on action
  6. Shot reverse shot
  7. Two shot

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

12Y & 12Z - work to do

  • Set up a temporary blog using the following:
Continue your research into the following types of video:
  • Performance based videos
  • Narrative based videos
  • Disjunctive (abstract/weird videos)
Look at videos across different genres and from across the history of music video. Think about what you like about each video and make notes on the elements you might utilise in your own work.

Both classes have two lessons on this - the work produced should be considerable. I expect at least 10 videos on each blog with descriptions for your choices.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Andrew Goodwin’s seven features of music video

In His Book Dancing in the Distraction Factory Andrew Goodwin points out characteristics and features that can be found in music videos.

  1. Music videos demonstrate genre characteristics. (e.g. stage performance in metal videos, dance routine for boy/girl band, aspiration in Hip Hop). 
  2. There is a relationship between lyrics and visuals. The lyrics are represented with images. (either illustrative, amplifying, contradicting). 
  3. There is a relationship between music and visuals. The tone and atmosphere of the visual reflects that of the music. (either illustrative, amplifying, contradicting). 
  4. The demands of the record label will include the need for lots of close ups of the artist and the artist may develop motifs which recur across their work (a visual style). 
  5. There is frequently reference to notion of looking (screens within screens, mirrors, stages, etc) and particularly voyeuristic treatment of the female body.
  6. The artist may develop motifs or iconography that recur across their work (a visual style)
  7. There are often intertextual reference (to films, TV programmes, other music videos etc).

Music Video Analysis

Music Video Analysis - Example 3

Music Video Analysis - Example 2

Music Video Analysis - Example 1