Idea for representation #2

England is home to Magpies .The black and white Eurasian magpie is widely considered one of the most intelligent animals in the world and one of the only nonmammal species able to recognize itself in a mirror test.

Magpies are also the subject of nursury rhymes in the Uk the song goes as such

One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a girl,
Four for a boy,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret,
Never to be told.
Eight for a wish,
Nine for a kiss,
Ten for a bird,
You must not miss.

The aspect of this song I'll chose to focus on is the "One for sorrow" aspect. This wll serve as an intertextual referance between the song and nursury rhyme and those who know both will understand that the bird represents sorrow and furthermore the bird represents him. I can also establish a link between the lyrics and the visuals by syncing the line "Dad I know you're trying to fight when you feel like flying" with the bird that represents sorrow flying away


Why I chose this song

When It came to chosing the song at the beggining of the course this was the only song that I considerd, I chose this song as I have personal reasons for chosing it and using that logic I thought that as this song meant so much to me on a personal level I would be able to make the best music video possible for it.

The connoations of this song a very strong, I was immediately able to think of shots and settings that would have strong links between the lyrics and the visuals. The narrative aspect of the video ha sappered very clearly in my mind. The original music video has a thematic sense of loss and loneliness. With the main narritive theme being surrounding the relationship between a family as the father's alcoholism tears them apart. The idea of loneliness is integeral to the understanding the links between the lyrics and visuals, so this theme will play a bi part in my own video. 

Overall the song has a deep sense of strong themes that permeate the lyrics so strongly that the song has so much to work with that the music video will not only be crafted and a refelection of my own best work but also with strong thematic links to the visuals.



Update 12th of the 3ed 2018

This week I will do

Edit existing music video footage 

Post my first draft onto youtube

Seek audience feedback 

Act on Aforementioned audience feedback

Begin re-filming criticed parts of the video with improvments


Set photos four


Idea for visual representation in the music video #1

I had an idea for the music video which would help to create themeatic links and help display to the audience what I want them to see how the artist's loneliness is of his own self valition. The perpose of the bridge is to show how the artists exile is in fact self imposed, the idea that a bridge goes two ways and the artist can choose to walk back the other way at anytime he choses however he chooses not to. 

Furthermore a bridge can also serve as shelter from a storm wheather the storm is physical or mental is up for debate but these themes will be shown in the video. 



Audience feedback #1

 Audience feed back showed that the initial first draft had some promise. The shot types were all around given a positive review however one shot shown from a side angle disconnected the artist from audience, the shot did help to give off a feeling of loneliness and isolation that I wanted but it gave off a feeling of self-imposed exile that I didn't want, the artist must be shown to be alone not by choice but by circumstance.

The lighting received positive feedback, audience testing found that the spot light effect was a good choice, the empty room lit up by a single spot-light was a good indicator of the isolation that I wanted to be represented through that choice. this motif of light and darkness and the juxtaposition that they represent is clearly shown through this.

The final area critiqued was the costume, the audience felt as if the costume was good too but had room for improvement, the hood that I had felt would help connote the isolation was instead shown to have given the wrong impression, instead a black suit to connote the same thing would've been more apt. 


Website Analysis #2




My storyboard first draft


Lyric analysis


Things to put on the blog 

1st: A filming schedule for the next week including 

the locations 

the time spent filming at the locations 

the date of filming at the locations 

2ed upload more website analysis for the blog of other artist in the alternitive genre 

3ed upload analysis of album art of other artist in the same genre. 


Set photos three


Set photos two


Update 15th of the 1st 2018 step one

Step one: the filming of the video begins tomorrow I want to have done the 

Close ups in the drama studio with artificial lighting 

low angled long shot in drama studio with spotlight effect

other proformance in the same studio with different angles to choose from in final edit.