Monday, 24 October 2011

Weather Check-up for Tuesday 25th Filming

  The weather predicted for Tuesday is quite dry, with sunny spells, with rain in store for the evening. Hopefully it won't rain while we are out shooting!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Rough Shotlist of Each Scene

Shot Lists of Each Scene

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Shooting Schedule for Tuesday 25th October

  • Everyone is to meet at Queensbury Park at 11:30am.
  • Set up all the equipment
  • As we will only have the artist to work with, we will try to shoot all the shots that involve him, without the actress. 
  • Aim to finish shooting by 3:30pm.

Shreyaa - Bring Guitar, Mat for artist to sit on, Shot list and paperwork, Hat
Devki    - Bring Camera's and tripod
Ridhi     - Bring an extra camera 
Shiv       - Arrive wearing the costume - black shirt, jeans, black shoes, glasses. 

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Album Cover Analysis

Album Cover Analysis

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Moodboard of Interesting Shots

Whilst looking through videos from a similar genre to our song (acoustic rock/soul) we found some really interesting shots which we want to recreate in our video. Some of the videos that these shots have been screen grabbed from are:
James Morrison - You Make It Real For Me
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
John Mayer - Who Says
James Morrison ft Nelly Furtado - Broken Strings 

Permission To Use Song

Here is evidence to show we sent the email off to the record company for permission to use Jack Johnson's song.

Copyright Email

Due to copyright issues of the track we are going to use I have to write to the record company, asking permission to use the song. I have drafted an email to the company asking permission and informing them how I will be using the song.

Dear Copyright Holder,

I am an A level student writing to request your permission to use  Jack Johnson's track 'Better Together'.

With your permission, this track would be used in our current A-level Media Studies project, which involves creating a music video, as well as producing an album cover and a magazine advert for the artist. The artist in my music video will not be using the original artist's name, 'Jack Johnson' as I will be creating a new marketing strategy for a new up and coming artist.

If I receive your permission, this track would ONLY be used in an educational context, and will be viewed by my media class, my media teacher and the OCR examination board moderator. It would NOT be used for any financial purposes or gain, nor the school or I intend to make any profit out of using your artist's track. 

The artist and your company would of course be fully recognised throughout pre-production and the final video itself. A copyright notice, with wording supplied by you can be recorded in the project. If this is required please send full details. 

I look forward to hearing from you.


Miss Devki Mistry
Park High School, UK

Brushfire Records - To Distribute and Produce our Artist

Brushfire Records is a Hawain based record label which was created in 2002 by Jack Johnson, Kim Johnson and Emmett Malloy. It was formerly known as The Moonshine Conspiracy which was also owned by Jack Johnson to release soundtracks for Woodshed Films. The Indie label was founded at The Mango Tree in Hawaii and strives to make music that is positive to bring together the surf community. It produces music for the rock and pop genres.

It is distributed by a a company called Universal Republic Records which was founded in 2006 by brothers Monte and Avery Lipman. Throughout the years the record label has become an industry leader with well known acts such as Drake, Lil' Wayne, Amy Winehouse and Florence + The Machine. The company is based in the United States which is an advantage for our artist as they can distribute our artist globally, making him more recognised by different audiences.

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