Month: April 2016

29.4.16 – Progression

The white book – the companies

The knowledge – what you need for production itself

When I was 5 years old, my hobbies were playing with my dolls and barbies. I used to also love writing fictional stories. I used to play Lego with my brother and I also liked playing with toy cars. When I was 10 years old, I remember I liked playing on my Nintendo DS playing Nintendogs and still writing stories. I used to love listening to music and singing on my karaoke. I used to have a whiteboard and pretended I was a teacher. I used to love playing board games like Monopoly, cluedo, headbandz and battleships. I loved watching EastEnders too. When I was 15 years old, I used to enjoy writing books loads and listening to music on my laptop. I liked watching Tracy Beaker Returns.


Evaluation of video installation art

Evaluation for Video Art Installation

The idea for my video art installation was previously about a pencil and lit colours would emit around the pencil in different colours. Then I realised this would be very different so I had to change my idea slightly. I tried to find pictures on the internet that I could Photoshop on but this would be too challenging. So then I changed my idea a bit and then got the idea of beauty. This used the pencil which I used different coloured and helped me keep to the idea. Then I used bamboo skewers in a saucepan to make it look like spaghetti and stirred it to make it look cooked which then turned into string which looked like the spaghetti was cooked. I then presented it on a plate with some balls of play-doh which made it look like meatballs. I then got a tube of red paint and put that on the side to make it look like tomato ketchup. I used the college cameras for the pencil clips and I used my own digital camera for the clips at home because it was more convenient for me to transport. It was still recorded in HD. I deliberately didn’t use lights because I wanted it to look as natural as I could and not have any shadows.

The editing of this project I think was the most enjoyable part because I used green screen to put pictures in the background of the text and I also sped up clips and muted some which used a variety of media knowledge which I love doing.

What I think could have been improved with my video installation is that maybe I could included more things to represent beauty such as brightly coloured flowers blowing in the wind or something. I also think I should have used more fake things like when I used the real gas to heat the water up I should have used tissue paper to represent the flames and then bubble wrap to represent boiling water. I could have also made the water look boiling when I had the cooked spaghetti too.


Evaluation for music video

We, as a group, originally had an idea of using the Monopoly man as the main character in our music video. We were going to use a person cycling through the town and then sees, Mr. Monopoly (Mr. Pennybags) rummaging through a metal bin containing chance cards and monopoly money. He was then going to pull out the metal dog from Monopoly and throw it on the floor. The dog was going to turn into a real life dog that would be sat there and would bark at the monopoly man. The band members would be playing monopoly in a room and then one would eat drugs, which turned out to be a dice.

Unfortunately, we had to change this idea because the band members didn’t give us a copy of their music until just two weeks before the deadline would come up. Also, we had arranged the metal dog to be made by some students from the college from art & design but the teacher who was going to arrange it, didn’t.

Plan two wasn’t fully planned. We were going to have a similar idea as plan one, however instead of the monopoly man, we were going to use people in egg costumes. We decided this idea was impossible.

Our final idea was the one we used, which was a paper aeroplane on an adventure. It was going to be pretty random and we could interpret and edit it however we wanted. Most of the group decided the paper aeroplane was going to fly past a load of countries. Callum brought in a shark hat so we thought we might as well use it. We also bought a watermelon and tied some elastic bands around it to see if it would explode, but unfortunately it didn’t. We then through the watermelon on the floor but unfortunately we weren’t recording so we had to film that clip again.

The editing was the most enjoyable part of the music video I think because I love editing. In my edit, I decided to make the title by using green screen to add the aeroplane, and then I had the watermelon with the elastic bands on it in the background with the title ‘The Adventures of The Paper Aeroplane.’ Then the paper aeroplane travelled through King’s Lynn, through to London, France and many other countries. We included the shark with the movies Shark Tale and Finding Nemo because they are relatable. Then the music video would end back in King’s Lynn.

The song didn’t really show any meaning so we could interpret it however we wanted. The genre of the music was sort of a rock-folk genre but the vocals were extremely quiet so I found that that made it more difficult to edit because we couldn’t hear it properly to decide on what would happen in the music video.

We also had to change the camera settings to make sure the lighting with the studio lights were okay and didn’t shadow too much which unfortunately, the shark did shadow so we had to remove the shadow as best as we could in the effects on Adobe Premiere Pro and when the paper aeroplane had the string in shot, I edited it on Premiere Pro by going into Effect Controls.