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Thursday, 27 January 2011

JB - Props for filming

The list we need to bring when we film our final footage is as follows.

  • Plate
  • Apron
  • Mop
  • Bucket
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Pint Glass
  • Magazine
  • Briefcase
  • Wig
  • Stripy Trousers
  • Dress
  • High Heels
  • Food
  • Knife and Fork
  • Keys
  • Hoody

JB - Audience Feedback - Test Footage

After screening our test footage to our classmates, they picked up a number of good and bad points of the test footage.

The first was the lack of different rooms. Throughout the test footage we were only in four different places. We are changing this by adding more locations with more props and characters at these locations.

The second was the lack of shot variation, especially the canted angle. This suits the song and from the audience feedback we realize we need to use a lot more canted angles, but also more odd shots, wether it being from extreme close ups to extreme long shots.

The third was the lack of cast. Even though this was test footage without our real cast, we realise that getting a number of different people in different costumes is important, as it adds to the strange feeling you get when watching this music video.

From our audience feedback people were impressed with the location we had managed to get hold of after weeks of trying, and felt this plays a big part in our music video.

Friday, 21 January 2011

People Are Strange Official Music Video

This was audio and skype recorded and we had a problem uploading it as the footage was broken.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Existing albums by The Doors

There are many albums created by The Doors which were released over a long span of time.
These are
There has also been new compilations for The Doors such as The Very Best of the Doors, released in 2007 which can be seen here.

There is also The Doors - Greatest hits which was released in 1996 by Elektra, which can be seen here.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

People are strange - Exisiting Video Analysis

Me and my group discussed the good and bad points of the existing video for the doors - people are strange.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

JB - Digipak Research

What is a Digipak?

  • A digipak is a patented type of CD or DVD case.
  • It includes a typically card or paperboard surrounding with plastic trays inside to hold the CD in.
  • Digipaks are used over traditional CD cases for such items as special releases, singles or band DVD lifetime hits.
  • Digipaks are better for the environment than triaditonal CD cases due to the recylability of them.
Information found on a Digipak

  • High quality pictures mostly of the band but can also be of the song title for a single.
  • Artist information including the name and logo (can often be found inside a booklet in a Digipak)
  • The record label for the artist / band.
  • Lyrics if it is being sold as a single
  • Thanks / shoutouts from the band / artist
  • Copyright and barcode
  • Latest tours / how to find out about these (possible websites or fanpages)
  • The symbol for the band / record label
  • Track lengths
Our Digipak Idea

As we are doing a music video for The Doors - People are Strange, we had the idea of two large traditional castle doors on the front cover of our Digipak, which then opens out with each door from the middle to reveal a booklet including information about the band. Another page back will be the cd case and on the back will be the song lyrics to People are Strange.

We are going to keep to the traditional style of the doors, which includes a picture of the band. This will be on the front cover of our booklet. We will also use the same style of font which is used in all of The Doors album and singles.

We will include information on our digipak such as the Band name, a sticker which says its a digipak including bonus DVD the people are strange music video and that it is a greatest hits digipak. This information will be on the front cover of the digipak.

On the inside of the digipak, we plan to have a picture spanning the whole length of the digipak, with little to no information on it but sleeves to place the DVD and CD.

On the back we will include track names, record label website and symbol, our production company and email address, and the doors email and website. We will also include the song writers, barcode and copyright information.

On the spine we will include The Doors - Greatest Hits, production number and record label symbol.

This is an example of the glueing process in a factory producing Digipaks. Not my own work.