Thursday
May102018

Audience feedback #8

As I reach the final stages of my media production I looked for the last strands if audience feedback about my Music video, Website and Magazine album advertsiment. 

My website is complete, It follows the forms and conventions of all the websites previously analysed that I looked at and as I began to form the webpage I took the forms and conventions of two analysed websites and created my own based off of this. 

When shown to audiences they said that the website looked "Professionally done". They said that the navigation was easy and reading around the website was well done as the way that all the tabs are positioned they can have all the time they want to look at things.

My Magazine advertsiment has reached the final stage as well, the way it looks now is close enough to the way it will look in the end of production. 

Audiences siad that It looks as if it belong in a magazine, the way the alturnate colour scheme allows them to pick out key infomantion such as the name of the website and the name of the artsit and album. Choseing the colour red was a praised choice, as this contrased the dark backgrounds and the white of the other font. 

My music video has also reached its final stage, over all this time the video has changed form and shape so often that it is no longer recognisable, from the early days of a purly profomance driven narritive to the version with a mixture to what ultimatly became the final version. With audience feedback guiding me all the way I saw what worked and what didn't. When having my video criticed and looked over and over and over again I had various different Ideas and I had various different drafts that reflected these. As I learned from the final round of audience feedback, I have blended the three together and created a video that I fell embodies all the things that I anted it to and due to all the audince feedback I know it's reflective for them.

Wednesday
May092018

Final blog post

After the entire process has been complete what I have decided to reflect on is how the process has made the work change and evolve over the course of the creative process. When beginning this task I wanted to create a video that showed a strong narrative and theme. Through the endless editing and re-editing of the video I saw how through the audience feedback the video evolved. Some parts I don't agree with but as I learned from the audience feedback many things that I didn't think would work turned out better then I thought they would.

By re-creating what I had created I saw how with every little edit some part of the video became better and meant more for someone else. I learned about complatly new ways to edit and had various different skills that I either learned or sharpend over the creative process. Editing the entire video and learning photoshop were some of the biggest challanges, however I belive that It will show within the final product what wokerd eventually and what didn't.  I tried new framing devices and I tried new to look at problems from new angles and see how I could approch problems that I previously would'nt have been able to. 

Overall the things that I've learned throughout the creative process will show in the work I've produced. 

Monday
May072018

Audience feedback #7

 Yesterday I collected some critical audience feedback for the music video. As it was nearing the end of its production I had one final audience test screening for V.3 of the music video. The feedback I recived was honestly some of the most vital to the music video as a whole. Some of the editing was called "off pace" by some viewers with the overall narrtive structure being called "Slightly confusing". This promted a compleatly new edit of the video with a compleate ommision of some shots and a base restructuring of the entire video from beggining to end. This newest edit will be fully tested with audiences on Tusday the 8th of may. However there was a small number of people who saw the video and from their comments on the video they gave it a far more posotive reception then the V.3 edit. The V.4 edit was prised for a better and more consise narritive structure. The profomances were cleaned up in order to revome any semblance of a drama studio and just to give the video a more professional looking quailty too it. All the feedback that was levid against the video has been taken into consideration and the newset draft has adressed all the aformentiond points. 

Saturday
May052018

Album advertisement third draft

Friday
May042018

MY Chosen typography and explanation final

Friday
May042018

Below the fold on my website

The below the fold aspect of my webite has all the things that one would expect to find in this area. Primarilly the sale of mechandise is located. This is because first time users of the website may be intimidated by having mercendise located in the above the fold section of the website. Also the social media links are also located at the bottom of the below the fold, this is done to emulate the perviously analysed websites as they to have their social links at the bottom of the website as well. Furthermore the section to subscribe to the newsletter is located below the fold to in order to further emulate the codes and conventions of other webites.

Friday
May042018

Above the fold on my website

The above the fold aspect of my website follows the forms and conventions of various websites that I've previously analysed. The tabs along the top row are seen in various websites all of the tabs link to the different pages that they should, furthermore the above the fold as been perpousfully construacted to have the maximum effect that it should have. The inclusion of the;album, newest music video and just seening the top of the "Tour Dates" is done so as to properly emulate all the websites perviously advertised.  

Friday
May042018

Official alternate album art second draft

As a way of promoting my artist's websites there will be an official alternate album will be avadible there as this will act as a insentive to vist the website and have the audience be exposed to different forms of the artists media profile.  

Friday
May042018

Official album art second draft

This is one version of the colour scheme for the album art, the black and white colour scheme has the same effect as the video by representing a world without colour we see how the artist is himself represented through the bird and has the same effect on the on the audience throughthe various forms of media such as the album cover and video 

Thursday
May032018

Audience feedback #6

As the newest draft was uploaded to youtube in the days proceading this blog post I have had some time to collect and adress some audience feedback in the three areas of 

1) The album for the artist

2) The website for the artist

3) The music video for the artist

1a) The album art has been well recived, the way that it has encapsulated an overall thematic link that is presented between the music video, website for the artist and the album cover itself. It presents all of the products with a synergy that shows itslef over the course of the expousure of all the media forms.

2a) The website was called "intuitive" and "easy to use" I made sure that the website followed the forms and conventions of other websites from popular artists in the music industy, I also made sure that the website emulated the feel of websites of already establised and prevelent artists in the Indie music genre. The website obeys the forms and conventions of the other previously analysed websites. It obeys above and below the fold conventions with all the things on the website perpousfully placed to be used at their maiximum effectivness. 

3a) The music video has been positivly recived as it approches it's final edit, the profomance was once again one of the strongest aspects of the video, it was well recived as the lip syncing was perfect as no complaints were levied against it. Furthermore the new inclusion of the nartive shots in a montage style at the beggining and once again at the end of the video. The way that the dis-jointed feel of the clips at the end have been recived has helped to boost the meenings and representation of the narritive and styleistic choices of the video. The first draft was critisized for the bulk of the video only consisting of proformance, this was somewhat rectified in the second draft however as the audience feedback still stated that they wanted more so more was added during the ending section of the video. 

Thursday
May032018

Album advertisement second draft

Thursday
May032018

Alternate album art

Overall I simply felt that this picture just wasn't as strong with the iconography that I needed to be associated with the raven. There are however some merrits to this picture over the one I eventually chose. The way the wing is slightly raised and the bird's head is arched down slightly at an angle give sit a far more somebre look in my opinion, however in terms of iconograpy the first picture was simply a stronger one and after editing the picture the first choice simply became the only choice. However as aforementiond this picture was a serious contender. 

Thursday
May032018

My album art

 

 This is the picture really encapsulates the essense of the "Birds eye view" album. The type of bird is a Raven bird, this is the bird that I chose to have the focus and idea for the album built around, the way that the bird seen in this picture is key to the strong representation I wanted to surround the album. The strong image gives the audience something to look at and strongly associate with my album. Furthermore the connotations that are associated with this particular spices of bird have a strong themeatic link to the themes and ideas that I wished to portray with the music. As a side note the final album art will have slight edited modifactaions made to the picture, this is going to just further boost the strong image into a stronger one. The things that will be applied are;

1. A sharper distinction between the bird and bacckground that will help give it a stronger, bolder look from the background. 

2. A Grey coloured filter will also be applied over the picture in order to mute out some of the brighter colours and give it a feel that creates a greater layer of synergy with my product and has the two blend together better.

3. A blur will be applied to the background which will do two things, the first of which is allow for further focus of the consumers attention on the iconography of the bird and secondly allow for a more transformative feel to the whole picture, this will further synergise the picture with my artists persona and will have him blend with the rather depressing demmenor that I've crafted of him. 

Thursday
May032018

Digipaks

Thursday
May032018

Music video draft