Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Nikki Minaj & ABBA Contrasts - vodcast

This is Me and Harriet giving our thoughts of Nikki Minaj Super Bass and ABBA Dancing queen. We chose these music videos to compare because of the years they were released because there is at least 40 years between them this this is giving us chance to see how different they are and how we have moved on with technology.

Friday, 23 September 2011

My pitch for class music vid

Kesha - Tik Tok
My idea was that we could have a change, as my original idea was going to be that we do Party Rock Anthem by LMAO but seen as two other people desided they also wanted to do this idea i thought at last min I would do this track, as it is something we could work with. My idea was that we as a class film a party, and the scene is in class the day after and we are all suffering, jumping back to shots of the party - as flash backs? 
We could have someone throwing up in a bin, people sleeping, have effects from peoples points of view of just blurred visions. It was something we could work with and have fun doing! This is the original video :

We would not be remaking the video, it would be completely different.

Class Music Video..

In class we are coming up with a 'practise' music video that we are all working on. The task consisted of everyone doing a pitch of 90 seconds which is to give an idea of what they would like to film. Originally I wanted to do Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO but another two students did this idea so on the spot i changed my idea to Kesha - Tik Tok with this we could of done many things but my basic idea was that it would be based around a party that would of been filmed at an 18th that was coming up and then the morning after within school. This would of been a great opportunity to use effects to have flash backs of the night before and have shots that were shaky and from all sorts of angles.
The ideas that we had in Class were :

  • Me speak no Americano - Sophie's idea
  • Party Rock Anthem (twice) - Harriet & Katie's idea
  • Tik Tok - Me
  • Threw it on the ground - Connors idea
  • Sam's idea
  • Asa's idea
  • George's idea
  • Richards idea
The idea we all agreed on was Threw it on the ground - Connor's idea. 

The way that Connor wanted to film was to re-act the video which i disagreed on because we had done this previously for our Britany Spears video so we should of had a better challenge of having idea's ourselves so we changed things slightly but the lyrics have put us to a disadvantage because we need to film to make sense with the song so it is only slight changed we have made e.g. costume changes and settings.
The break down of the video is an 'angry' man throwing things to the ground. He is wearing big glasses a hat and a big jacket this denotation connotes that he is a normal guy but there are shots of him in the dark singing which can signify his mental state of him been psychotic. 

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Geri Halliwell - its raining men

Geri Halliwell - its raining men
Geri Halliwell, an ex spice girl, released this single, which was her first single since she had gone solo, in 2001. This single was a hit around the world and was on the top ten UK chart list for two weeks ! It even made it on Bridget Jones Diary as a sound track! this was a success for Geri who is only one of the many that have covered this song. 
To start the video we are introduced to a white man, looking to be in his 40-50's wearing a suit and glasses and he speaks with an upper class tone, the background also gives us a hint to his upper class nature. He is giving the 'ok' to start an act so this also gives us a hint to him been a teacher or a gudge. We then jump into Geri Halliwell sat on the floor wearing what seems to be a black 'suit' - if gym pants and a crop top is what you call a suit. She starts to dance in a very sexual manner and the camera focuses on these points of her body, not perticularaly her face - this gives a male gaze which also occurs in the video as males start to gather at the doors atching her dance, we also get a glimpse of the teachers/gudges feet tapping to show their enjoyment. We have a lot of sharp cuts to different parts of the act showing the speed of her dance and tension.
As the chorus comes in all the people outside the doors watching her burst in, this shows how the tension has just burst and so there is everyone dancing but we still get the shots of her body and then to finish that section she kisses the male gudge that we saw at the beggining. We then move to another section were Geri is wearing short shorts/ hot pants and a short top, Then getting more flash backs of the previous section and a low angle looking up a stair case where loads of students seem to be dancing around, this sets the scene we are in a dance college or a school.
There are alot of fast, short cuts from shot to shot because we then jump into fast clips of her doing different work outs in different places showing her ability in the video and again setting the achorage that she is in a dance school and is preparing. In each shot she is dancing with a man, then we get a shot of Geri leading everyone outside and a shot of the school name to again set the scene that we are deffinatly at a school of arts. All the students start to dance on cars and in the road with a woman at a window watching down and smiling about it. This video shows alot of close ups and mid shots of Geri Halliwell and not really of any other person (apart from the judge and the odd person) this shows how this is all about her and her independence in the video.

Friday, 2 September 2011

ABBA - Dancing queen

Abba - Dancing queen
Dancing Queen was released in 1976 and was number one in the charts globally!  This starts with a shot of the piano been struck, then moves to a 'disco' with people dancing filmed from a high angle. Then we meet the singers and have close ups and mid shots of the two women and quick shots of the men playing the instroments. we have shots moving in and out. There is only one perticular place this is shot and that is in a 'club' were the band is performing so we only have shots in there and they are simple close ups and mid/long shots of the two women singing. This is a great video to show that this will not of had a big budget to work with as it is very simple and straight faward.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Chris Brown - Yeah x3

Chris Brown - Yeah
This music video is based around the streets, we are introduced on what seems to be a dark back alley which then jumps to a bright colourful street of children and people, Chris brown enters as a 'super hero' this reminded me of i am legend as he is on top of a bus
His clothing is quite old fashioned - waist coat, mixed with modern fashion - trainers.
Theres alot off dancing involved with different groups, again like in Lady Gaga Edge of glory we are at the scene of block apartment outside stairs
 We get quick and short clips of Chris Brown on the alley singing.
The end of the video includes Chris wearing a salmon pink jacket and white 3/4 length trousers and sun glasses, no t-shirt? this is because many teens and young females, age range of about 12-25, see him as a gaze.