Our final project is a music video with a kind of complex storyline. Our story is about a kid named Nigel with troubles at home. His parents are constantly fighting, or arguing, and Nigel is just kin of over so he drowns out the noise with music, which would be the start with the music video. We decided to do a music video since the beginning of the class, you know it's something thats just really fun, and we get a lot of freedom on what we get to do and film. With this music video, since it is so dynamic and all over the place, we would have to use a lot of different editing techniques (e.g. J cuts, L cuts, speed ramping, etc) to make this video appealing and to capture the audiences attention the second the video comes onto screen.
The most challenging thing was managing our time, like with most of our videos. Time was never on our side because we all had a busy schedule, so filming would be on one day and the filming session would last 3 hours plus. We also only filmed for two days so the amount of clips we had were limited to whatever we had on those two day which kind of, but not really difficult. The biggest road block was the deadline. We had almost no time to edit our five minute music video. The way we solved this problem was to come in every period we can before coming to fourth period. Maceo also took home the computer which allowed him to edit it before coming to school. Preston was also a big help by staying in after school on Thursday. I can agree with our critique, it was visually appealing and the audio was good but the story was pretty hard to understand if you weren't there when we discussing it. I know that this video was really good, next time we have to really deliver our story, our message to really get that little oomph we need.
ALD 5.2 Plan and construct a digital media product from budgeted resources that addresses client needs.
ALD 5.3 Assess the collaborative process for its impact on the design, planning, and production of a digital media product.