Final Music Video

Final Album Cover

Final Album Cover

Click On The Picture For Our Official Myspace Page

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Bye!

This is the end of our project. It's been a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. We've really enjoyed it overall.

Bye from The Vixens!
xx

Evaluation

Here is our Evaluation.

Q1



Q1 part 2



Q2



Q3



Q4



To help make our presentation smooth, we used cue cards, such as this one which is scanned in:

Wednesday, December 16, 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.

Friday, December 11, 2009

YOUTUBE

Our youtube viewings are forever growing, 450 views and 8 5star ratings! :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I KNOW! what is with that!!?

Monday, December 7, 2009

Girls...

You know our video on youtube, our viewings have well not gone up and I keep going on it to check so surely it should change after I've been on it...?
This makes me very angry and I turn into the Hulk when I'm angry.
MR DEANSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

Youtube Feeback

Youtube is going to be a really useful platform for us to gain audience feedback on. In this way we can get honest, impartial comments. This is the positive feedback we have already gained from Youtube comments that we can use in our evaluation:

jazzijeff345
bloody hell this is INCREDIBLE. you girlies are so damn hot and your editing...phwoar! next girls aloud methinks?! well done, you absolutely smacked it, you better enter this into some competitions! you've deffs stolen the media crown from liam's kissed a boy...much much sexier haha :) jazzi x


hilittlegay
i like her hair colour. and the song is good.

Feedback

I asked a former media student, Mike, what he thought of our video. He said this:

"i think the fast paced editing went with the music and the set design was really good. the sync was v good too"


when i asked him if he had any criticisms, he said:

"i think the first time i watched it i didnt get the 'transformation' in all the girls but the second time i did"


I asked him if he could describe the narrative. he said:

"erm. like it shows the normal and wild side of these 4 girls. like i think its a profeminist thing with the mannequin, objectifying men and the voodoo thing controlling men"


I asked him what he thought of the two different settings. he said:
"i like the stark contrast between the white cold walls, whoch seem hrash compared with the much warmer bedroom. i think it works with the two different sides of the girls personality"

I asked him if he understood that the girls were part of me, and he said:
"yeah coz you were the only one to start with, and at the end".



That's really helpful I think.

Technology Shoot



 
This is all the technology that we used throughout our A2 Music Video project. This includes:

  • Sony HD DV Camera
  • Microphone
  • Mini DV Tapes
  • Blogger.com
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  •  Photoshop
  • Pag Lights
  • Tall Lights
  • Myspace.com
  • HTML Codes
  • Internet (research and recording work)
  • Google.com
  • YouTube.com

Test Screening Feedback

  • very professional
  • good performance
  • good editing
  • good colours
  • like the jumpiness
  • there's a shadow over the last shot, wondered if it could  be edited (it can't)
  • holly's orange shot has too much contrast
  • camera static noise at end needs to be faded down
  • love the flashy pokerchip bit
well that's encouraging!


Here is a sample of the questionnaires.


questionaire 1

questionaire 2

questionaire 3

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Evaluation Q3

Questionnaire



We wont just be handing out questionnaires we will also be asking questions in small groups to get a more personal feel of what people think
  • if it looks professional - if so, why
  • if it entertains them - if so how
  • if it appeals to them - if so how
  • if they can compare it to any other music videos they know
  • their interpretations of the video
  • if they can tell you anything about the identity of the artist  
  • what kinds of venues/appearances might be likely
  • if they find your artist(s) appealing and if so why
  • if they can identify a favourite moment
  • if they have any criticisms - encourage them to be honest in their views

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Evaluation work sharing

Char - Q1 website stuff (sheet), Q2

Amelia - Q3 questionnaire, Q1 music video stuff (goodwin sheet)

Laura - Q1 album cover stuff (sheet), Q2

Holly - Q1 music video (Vernallis sheet), Q4 tech stuff
• Sony HD DV camera + microphone
• Mini DV tapes
• Blogger.com
• Adobe Premiere Pro
• Photoshop
• Lights (PAG and tall ones)
Big lights made more glossy look
PAG got rid of shadows in bedroom scene

• Myspace.com
• HTML codes
• Internet (research)
• HD footage – can zoom in edit as is good quality
• Google.com
• Youtube.com – audience feedback



For photo – camera, tapes, premier pro, lights (studio and pag)

Group meeting

We're in costa at the moment having a meeting about our evaluation over paninis and coffee. Saturday morning - now THATS dedication!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Album Cover

We decided that, for the inside face of our digipack, where the CD would sit, we should graffiti our names into a design. We liked this idea because it makes us more relatable and normal, like down-to-earth girls that doodle like everyone else. I was designated the job of drawing the graffiti, and this is what I came up with. I put in little details such as the martini-cocktail glass , stars, an eye and a heart, and made the writing for all our names different in some way, to show our different personalities.



Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Progress

We're busy finishing our music video, album cover and website, racing for the deadline. All doing different roles to get the job done.