Unit 7 – Evaluation
In my unit 7 I had to make a music video, first I had to choose which music video to research my first choice was “Fozzy” and their video Enemy.
I soon discovered it was hard to replicate and decided to research a variety of music videos, my second choice was Gangnam Style by PSY.
I think this is a better choice because this is a popular song that my dancers can imitate.
Next I had to collect examples of music videos under the genre Dance & Chart music I found examples from Ke$ha, Black Eyed Peas & Pussy Cat Dolls.
Then I made sketches of the Dance moves/actions from the video, Martyn, Lauren, Chloe and Danny will be mimicking PSY and the dancers in his music video.
I then researched the artist PSY the star of Gangnam Style.
I then wrote how to set out my studio scene I decided to use the white backdrops as I thought this would lighten the scene and didn’t want the black wall in the background as it would make the photo too dark.
Then I print screened the screen shots from the video and chose the actions that I would like my dancers to perform in the music video photo-shoot.
Then I did test pieces and put them onto a contact sheet. I then printed of a contact sheet with all the actions they did for the music video in the Gangnam Style photo-shoot.
I really enjoyed my Unit 7 task, i found this lots of fun and enjoyed working with my fellow students who performed in the studio for the Gangnam Style music video.
Test Pieces Contact Sheet
These are my test pieces and my first attempts, these photos are not in focus and are blurry.
The reason why the photographs were out of focus was because the settings were in correct.
PSY – Gangnam Style
Martyn will be recreating PSY’s dance actions I needed 3 more background dancers who are Lauren, Chloe and Danny to recreate the video.
I’ve decided to use the white backdrop for this task in the studio. This is a screen shot of the video I want to recreate and shot.
Martyn will be copying PSY’s actions, Lauren to be the women on the Right, Chloe to be the women of the left and Danny to be the man in the background on the right.
PSY – Gangnam Style
PSY is from South Korea, and he is an R&B/Dance artist he is an internet sensation, PSY gets millions of hits on You tube. Even though he’s only had 3 songs he has become an over night success with his music and dance videos.
I’ve chosen PSY Gangnam Style because I like the song and the dance actions.
I think it would be a good music video choice to use for my unit 7.
Martyn is going to mimic PSY for this unit, I’ve decided to use the second screen shot for my studio task.
Bryan Adams was born on 5th November 1959 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Bryan Adams is a Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Producer, Actor, Social Activist and photographer.
Adams worked as a photographer for Vogue, L’uomo, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire and interview magazine and i-D.
Adams has shot advertising campaigns for Guess Jeans, Sand, Converse, Montblanc, John Richmond, Fred Perry, and more recently for Escada.
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