Friday, 26 October 2012

Sales Pitch Video

After giving up on several days' worth of work in FCP on the computer in school, I threw this together in iMovie in under an hour. Eh.

Part of my hair is out of place in this video and it frustrates me. Also the lack of alternate angles towards the end is down to the fact that I left Mr. N. in charge of preparing the additional cameras, and he was unaware of the fact that cameras need to have their batteries charged in order to work. Oh well. You can still hear what is being said as I ripped the audio straight from the close shot and borrowed it from the camera near the dragons as and when necessary.

This video covers things like my proposed artist name, why I've chosen the song and what I intend to include in the final music video. This is being posted in this format because interactive media content is supposedly better than text posts.



  1. Harry, you have some great ideas. I like your considerations for the lighting to symbolise good and evil (it's not exactly ground-breaking in terms of originality, but it is an absolute staple and must of cinematography, all the way since the days of the film "Nosferatu"). Perhaps you can now start making considerations as to how your are going to create the desired effect in your video. (Check out this website for some basic technical considerations
    You might also want to research Strauss's "Binary Oppositions" for some theoretical considerations of representation.

    The narrative format has the potential to make an interesting subversion to the rock genre. As infrequent as they are, you should probably still try to dig around to find some examples of other narrative rock videos for research purposes. Try Evanescence's "Bring Me To Life" which mixes narrative with performance(I can feel your mortification at me suggesting such a mainstream band for you to research! -- it's just in terms of a narrative plot, I think you're more likely to find it in pop rock video). If you can't find any videos similar in the rock genre, there is nothing wrong with crossing the boundaries and exploring videos from other genres (perhaps Gothic videos would be worth looking at, considering your subject matter).

    You also need to begin mapping out the production. Perhaps create a detailed timeline, which includes planning logistics (actors, where are you going to get lights, when do you plan to shoot, an inventory of props, scripting, etc...).

    Do not forget to log all of this on your blog somehow.

    1. In regards to how we're going to create the effects - would it be okay if I had a chance to experiment with the green screen after lesson on Thursday? If possible I'd like to get a draft of the performance part down so I have something to work with... I say draft because this is likely to need lots of retakes on the basis that I'm known for my guitar skills in the same way that Nickelback are known for their originality.

      What's this!? Music people have heard of!? ...I miss the king of the hipsters...

      In seriousness, I'll have a look at that video in a bit because whilst to say listening to an entire Evanescence track is a chore is an understatement, it could help with R&P. Eh.

      Can start putting together an actual timeline of production once I find things to use as gun/sword props, but for now I'll put up a rough outline of what I need to do.

      No essay writing? Awwwwwww.

      Thank you for the feedback!

  2. Just one more thing. You should consider how this idea linked to your ancillary texts (i.e. the prelim)?

    -- remember, no essay writing.