As part of my Media Studies at A’Level I have to make a music video. Making this video was so much fun for me, it made me realise how much I want to go into the media industry. I spent most of my spare time editing this video to the best of my ability. I am very proud of the outcome and it is everything I initially visualised. I ended up winning a SCAMP Award for the best overall music video. Below is the story of how I created it. Enjoy!
Finished – 4th May 2016
Music video for Till it happens to you – Lady Gaga By Hannah Silvester
Here is the link, enjoy!
Uploading – 5th May 2016
Today I uploaded my exported video to YouTube. It took roughly 1 hour 30 minutes to upload.
Edit decisions Log – 4th may 2016
An edit decision log is basically a word document in which you record 3 things:
- The title of your clip
- The length
- Cumulative frequency of your music video
You write the clips in the same order they appear in your music video. Here is mine below.
Exporting – 3rd May 2016
Today was the day I exported my video. To export a video, you go into the drop down menu at the top and click file > media. Shown in the image below. Continue reading
Editing – 2nd May 2016
Today I downloaded all of the clips from my last shoot and renamed them all. This makes it so much easier when choosing the clip as I know what is happening. When I reviewed all the clips I wasn’t too sure if I had enough to fill my time line. Continue reading
Filming – 28th April 2016
Today I shot the last part of my music video. This was the part where it was explained why Evelyn decided to run away. To make it clear, her mother was an alcoholic, she was positioned collapsed in a chair with a glass in her hand and empty wine bottles all round her. The problem that I faced was the way the wine bottles were placed looked unrealistic. However, when I watched the clips back it didn’t look over exaggerated. Continue reading
Editing – 26th April 2016
I looked back at the ‘smashing bottles’ shots and thought that if I kept the bottles their original colour but make the background black and white it will create cool visuals. I haven’t really seen many music videos with this technique being used which means my video will stand out from the rest. The part most challenging was to capture Continue reading
Editing – 20th April 2016
When I watched these clips this afternoon I thought that it might not be clear what is going on. The shots are flashbacks of the couple of when they were happy and before all the arguments. I felt like this part was pretty clear.
Editing – 19th April 2016
I wanted to add effects to some of my clips that were not the most exciting or interesting. The first one I played around with was a mirror shot of ink through water. I manipulated the speed of it by having the first section sped up really fast then all of a sudden ending in slow motion. This looks really good and cuts to the beat really well.