Music videos are so 80s/90s, right? They belong with the era when MTV screened wall-to-wall vids instead of 'reality' TV? Try telling that to the millions who bought Gangnam Style; were they really simply loving the music? 1.6bn (and still climbing) have viewed the video on YT, not to mention the many re-makes (school eg, eg2), viral ads + celeb link-ups (even political protest in Seoul) - and it doesn't matter how legit it is, this nightmare for daydream Beliebers is making a lot of money, even from the parodies + dislikes. All this for a simple dance track that wouldn't have sounded out of place in 1990 ... but had a fun vid. This meme itself was soon displaced by the Harlem Shake. Music vids even cause diseases it seems!
This blog explores every aspect of this most postmodern of media formats, including other print-based promo tools used by the industry, its fast-changing nature, + how fans/audiences create/interact. Posts are primarily written with Media students/educators in mind. Please acknowledge the blog author if using any resources from this blog - Mr Dave Burrowes

Monday, 15 June 2015

All Planning Documents - storyboards, timing sheets etc

To help find these things, I've added or linked all in to this post...

If you've difficulty in downloading anything just email for the document. Where there is instructional text on a template, delete it before saving yours.

You can find storyboard templates/guide here, then ...
call sheets;
basic shooting schedule;
ideas note sheet [can help simply track the progress/evolution of your thinking];
contacting record label for permission;
music video idea summary [this may help you organise, clarify your thoughts];
individual lesson progress logs [often use this to mutually help you/I track progress, but also to help identify concrete steps, over single lessons when in workshop mode] - embedded below;
the assessment criteria;
using Google calendar [great for Eval Q4, and exam, and simply as an effective means of organisation - which is of course also assessed for R+P!]

Lyric timing sheets
An important INITIAL step, and are helpful again when editing. Use this denotation to work out:

  • how many locations there are, and clearly denote these
  • how many costume changes there are, and clearly denote these
  • how many actual shots are used (some shots will be used/repeated across different sections of the video)
  • any FX applied
Here are a couple of examples of (partial) timing sheets - there is a third, simpler example below these:

If you find these just too fiddly, then you can do something along these lines:

When working towards a vodcast on conventions, or simply looking at a range of videos and noting only a few points on each, a simple doc like this can be useful:

Individual lesson progress logs

Music Video Terminology Log
Useful for coursework and your exam.

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