Our Final Music Video

Our Final Album Cover

Our Final Album Cover

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Dear Moderator

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blogs and I hope you like them! My group blog is linked to my invidual blog, you will find the group blog link on the right. There is also a link to the blogs for the other students in my group and a link back to our teacher’s central blog, called Latymer Music Video Blog, which has links to all the student and group blogs.
On my individual blog, you will find my individual research and initial ideas and planning, mainly from the early stages of the project before I got together with my group. You will also find my reflections on the development of the project as it progressed and the answers to the evaluation questions, which are in the form of video discussions we completed as a group. These have been posted to the group blog in their entirety as well.
On my group blog, you will find evidence of my group’s planning and project development work, and any research we did together that influenced and inspired our project.
My group chose to produce an album cover and a website homepage as a well as a music video – these are all linked to both of my blogs.
I hope you find it easy to navigate my blogs. Everything is organised in date order from the start of the project in June 2009 until we finished in December 2009. I have used labels to identify all the research, planning and evaluation work I have completed on my individual blog. On the group blog, we have used the same system and any posts that I contributed to, or were individually responsible for, are labelled with my name.
Best wishes,

Holly Thicknes 5805

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Evaluation: Q4

Question 4: How did you use new media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?

Our Edit Suit & Equipment


As I was designated the research and planning for this question, I lead it and probably make the most points, however the whole group contributed in this clip to the discussion about the use of new media technologies. We cover all the platforms we used (internet, Premier Pro, Photoshop etc.) and talk about them quite thoroughly, so I would say we've answered this question well.

Evaluation: Q3

Question 3: What have you learned from your audience feedback?


We highlight that our audience feedback was very positive, and I am happy that I pointed out the drawbacks of our products (ie. the confusion of the concept and narrative, there should have been more narrative at the end, it was slightly long.)

Evaluation: Q2

Question 2: How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts?


Here we discuss (again, quite equally) how we think our texts are actually linked quite well. The main points we highlight are:

  • The fact that we wear the same outfits in our Myspace Banner and on the Alum Cover
  • The graffitied CD background reflects our different personalities, something we use as a theme in the Music Video
  • The colour scheme on the Myspace of pink, yellow, green and blue comes from a still in the Music Video (which is used on the album cover).

Evaluation: Q1

Question 1: In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?


I thought this question went well on the whole, and my contribution was fairly equal to the other members of my group. I thought me and Amelia's conversation about the conventions of a music video, and theorists Goodwin and Vernallis, worked particularly well.
I also make it clear (in Part 2 of 1) that I thought we should have made the idea of the 7 Deadly Sins clearer to the audience, which is something I'll still think is a drawback of our video. I'm glad this comes across in the evaluation.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Evaluation: Cue-Cards

Amelia made cue cards to help us with the evaluation, and they were very helpful!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Music Copyright

We attempted to get the rights to use the track from Sony BMG, but they never got back to us. After putting it on youtube, the record label authorised it (an advert for the track on iTunes comes up every time the video is played) so it's all fine.