Final Music Video

Final Album Cover

Final Album Cover

Click On The Picture For Our Official Myspace Page

Friday, November 27, 2009

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Inspiration..

Ive found this beyonce video that uses this really cool flashing effect and i think it would work really well in our video, as it's fast paced and choppy.... tell me what you guys think...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Digipack flatplan

Here is a flatplan of our digipack.




We're shooting this morning, so hopefully it will be finished in the next day or so.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Band Member Names

Hey Guys, I have made the MySpace page, it has nothing on it at the moment except our name and one picture but the point is we do have one up and running under the URL www.Myspace.com/thevixensUK (/thevixens was already taken but bands have that problem all the time). So I've been thinking about band member names, I think it would be more interesting if we change ours. Here's a list of names that I have brianstormed so far with the help of the interenet giving some weird ones.

  • Holly Woods
  • Amelia Rose
  • Laura (need to think of an interesting last name, sorry no offence!)
  • Charlotte (same problem)
  • Heidi Woods
  • Amelie Rose
  • Kali Rose
  • Bee
  • Leilah
  • Gabriella
  • Lexie
  • Heidi
  • Cali
  • Romy
  • Cleo
  • Hattie
  • Ava
  • Amy/Amie
  • Sammi
  • Piper
  • Haley
  • Jayde
  • Pippa
  • Ria
  • Izzie
  • Isabel
That's what I've got so far, any ideas would be great :)

we are...

THE VIXENS!!!!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Vixens

Ok so after much googling, there is a band from the late 80s / early 90s called "Vixen" however they split up in 1991 (the year I was born!) so we couldn't be called "Vixen".

"The Vixens" are a drum n bass DANCE group, they don't sing, have never released records, and are not very good... Also, they are NOT on Wikipedia, therefore I think we should be allowed to be called "The Vixens". I figure, if it's not on Wikipedia, then it's not copyrighted / famous enough.

So is everyone happy with "The Vixens"? I like it.

Obviously we'll need teacher confirmation, but HOPEFULLY it'll be ok..

Feedback From BLK

Mrs Blackborow dropped in today to have a look at our music video so far and gave us some useful feedback, this is what she said...

Good Points:
  • LOVE IT!
  • No "criticism"
  • Like the dip to whites
  • Love the split screens
  • Love the OTT colours
  • Love all the looks
  • Tight editing is looking good
  • Good lipsynching
  • Good distance contrasts
  • Rhythym editing fits well to song
  • Good unpredictable editing (half way through words)
  • Like flash of black and white
  • Love the colours
  • Like dip to white
  • Love slow motion
  • LOVE shoe bit
  • Use editing really well to construct video, creative tools and little details look good
Things to do:
  • More narrative at the beginning and end and make a prequel then use the lyrics
  • Try tone down the shiny skin
  • Fix the space above the heads in group shots
  • Use more flashes of black and white
  • Use non-additive dissolve and dither dissolve more
  • Use MAC transitions?
  • Break it up with shots like shoes

So, obviously Mrs Blackborow was very keen on our music video which has helped to boost our confidence and from now we are going to try and add in the transitions and sort out the bits we need to sort but hopefully everything should be finished and looking great by our deadline. YAY! :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Vixens

Yeah, I quite like "vixens", at least to be used SOMEWHERE in the name, but yeah I agree, I also like the idea of someone and the somethings - makes more sense.. But Lexie and the Vixens doesn't quite sound right, does it...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Band Name

How about just 'The Vixens' or even just 'Vixens'?
although, i still do really like idea of 'someone and the somethings' ...

Shoot 11/11


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Shoot Today

The shoot went well today as we got some good shots that we can deffinitly use, and we took a variety of angles as we weren't sure what we wanted. There is a mixture of high angle, low angle, close, mid and long shots to choose from. However the shoot was quite stressful and I'm glad we don't have anything else to film.

Our name

If the band name is "Lexie and the Sexies", I'm not in that band. It's so cheesy and cheap. It should be something a bit more edgy, one that raises questions, like "Florence and The Machine" or "Diana Ross and The Supremes".

Shoot 11/11

We've got a shoot this afternoon at Holly's house, to film the beginning and end sequences. It will be in her Mum's bedroom, and we've already booked the equipment we need.

Lexie and the Sexies

NO! Lexi(e) is good, but not the sexies.. i like the name we came up with before, "Lexie and the Vixens", thats better, but still not RIGHT.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Band Name brainstorm

We made a brainstorm, trying to decide on names. It's so hard to decide!


Band Name Continued...

So we've kind of decided what the main girl may be called....

LEXIE

So now we've decided her name we can begin to find a combination of 'Lexie and the...'

What do we all think of Lexie and the Sexies?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Band Name

We thought we should probably start collecting ideas together for our band name (i.e. come up with a name pronto!)

We thought seeing as Laura is our main girl, but we play such a key role in the video that instead of being a solo singer, or just a group, it would be a fun idea to be '[Someone] and the [Somethings]'

This is quite a retro thing to do, famous in the motown days, but has been revived recently with bands like 'Florence and the Machine'

In the 50s most single artists had a band that would be named in their act when they performed

Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three

Then in the 60s, Motowns hey-day, most groups were a main artist with their backing vocals.

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Diana Ross and the Supremes
Gladis Knight and the Pips

Then in the 80s, other groups, had major success and featured this same name format

Kool & the Gang

Then in more recent times bands have adopted this format again to give a retro, and unique vibe to the band

Florence and the Machine

Monday, November 2, 2009

Shoot!

In our video we want to do a split screen shot where on the beat we look at each other. This is a picture of what it might look like.
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