Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Animatics Of Music Video

An animatic is a rough version of the product in which we are creating. In this case, our animatics are of our music video. This draft shows the shots and images we are hoping to portray through our music video, through the use of hand drawn drafts of scenes.

Animatics from fahminaali on Vimeo.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Final Cut

This is our final cut of the music video for Nightmare by The Ghost Frequency.

FINAL CUT from Lucy Simonds on Vimeo.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Feedback - Social Networking Site

After making changes to our rough cut for our music video, and once we were happy with it, we then uploaded the video onto a video hosting website (Vimeo). We then was able to post the video on to Facebook and ask for feedback from our friends and family.

This is the feedback which I received:Overall I was really happy with all the valuable feedback which I received. The one criticism we got back was about some of the timing of the quick cuts within the video which we then rectified. My family were very proud of what I had achieved and thought the video was amazing!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Initial Audience Feedback

In order for us to get some audience feedback, we initially asked our teacher and class mates to tell us their opinions on our rough cut of the music video, as well as our designs for the digipak and website.

The feedback we received from them about our rough cut is that they found it very repetitive and they therefore felt it was too predictable as to what was going to happen next.

The feedback we got for the website was positive. However, some people felt as if the images used could be changed from colour to black and white so that they related more to the music video.

The feedback we gained about the initial digipak was that it did not include the conventions of a real life digipak as it looked very messy and the pictures did not relate to the music video and the website.

Rough Cut

This is our rough cut of the music video to Nightmare by The Ghost Frequency

ROUGH CUT from Lucy Simonds on Vimeo.

Sunday, 21 March 2010


We created a mood board to help with our research and we searched for images that would represent things we would to include or try to include within our music video.

We also put the song lyrics in the middle of the mood board and then put the pictures around the lyrics as they represented our theme well.

This mood board then gave us more ideas into what we wanted to include in our website and how we wanted the whole music video to look.

We also got a further idea into what we wanted our characters to look like.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

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

Throughout this project, we was able to use many different programmes in more depth than we was used too and we was also able to use tools within these different programmes that we had never really come across before. This allowed up to build up our skills within these different programmes and also helped us to create and improve our products a little further than we thought was possible.


To create our music video we used Final Cut express.
Within this particular programme, we was able to use many of the different tools and was therefore able to create many of the different effects in which we wanted to create such as the Sin City effect.
To create this specific effect, we used Youtube as we found many different tutorials on how to do so.
This slide show shows some of the different tools and functions we used whilst editing our music video.


To create the Band Homepage, I used Adobe Dreamweaver as I felt this was the programme that would be most suitable for me to design what I wanted to design as I had previous experience in using the programme. I also used Photoshop to edit and create some of the images that I had included within the homepage as I felt some of these particular images needed the contrasts changed or the images all together needed cropping.
This slide show shows some of the different tools in which I used whilst creating my website homepage.


To create our digipak, we used Photoshop of which we have had previous experience in using.By using this particular product, we was able to use many of the different tools and functions which allowed us to create the digipak to how we wanted.

Other tools and facilities used throughout this task include:

YouTube - We used YouTube at the start of this task to analyse different music videos. We was also able to use YouTube when helping us to create effects on our music video such as the Sin City effect as this website contained helpful tutorials of how to do so.Apple Mac - The Apple Macs were the computers in which we used throughout this whole project for both editing our music video and creating our ancillary tasks. Although we had some experience in using these computers, we spent more and more time on them as time went on and eventually adjusted to being able to work them fully to achieve the maximum potential for our products.Sony Handy Cam - We used a Song Handy Cam for filming our music video. We was also able to use the playback function on this particular camera which helped us to see the shots in which we had already done and what shots we needed to improve.
Internet Explorer/Safari - We used the Internet and Safari to help us search when looking at research for existing products.
Vimeo - Vimeo was the video hosting website in which we used to host our music videos and animatics. Fahmina and I made separate accounts as we was unable to host all of the different videos on 1 individual account due to the file sizes of our videos.
Facebook - Facebook was the social networking website in which we used to help receive feedback about our products from our peers.Blogger - Blogger was the website in which we have produced our whole coursework and kept records of exactly what we have done and how we have done it.