Our filming started this month this was very exciting but needed to know where to start and what locations exactly we should use. Two members of our group filmed the introduction to our music video. This was meant to be at the very beginning of the video but after consideration it was moved further into the video. It was the scene that shows the main character showing his first signs of love for our other actor and group member Hannah. When we got the footage back to class we had to try and piece them together it was here I think we all realised it wasn’t going to be as easy as we first may have thought (well this is true in my case anyway) once we pieced together where we wanted everything we had to try and find a transitional effect that would make the change between scenes work seamlessly which thanks to Hannah and Radhika’s expertise with final cut pro we did so.
We had started working on the ending scenes and getting random shots of blue skies, driving by the town, birds flying by. We encountered other problems such as our schedules preventing us from meeting all together a lot of the time. But still filming was getting done and we was all editing the video together and giving our opinions of what should be where and how we should add effects when we change scenes. We also decided which of those little scenes would be in the final video (the birds, blue skies) me and Marissa had filmed the town passing by while I drove but we decided not to use this
This was the busiest month we had most of the filming was done now. Most of the video was shot this month with the performance scenes filmed and then the final scene. We still had the kidnaping scene left to do. But problems had been encountered in this month firstly when shooting the final scene we had dog walkers going by randomly which kind of killed the effect of drama we was going for but we had another scene filmed the same day which didn’t have the same problems. This was then edited and pieced together. We realised that we still had about 30 seconds left to fill in in the middle. Radhika had a great idea of taking many still images of chess pieces going all over the board to represent the main character chasing the girl which was put together really well.
During our two week holiday we met up to film the section to our video. But we had a big problem our actor had cut his hair!! This was especially bad as these scenes are in the middle of the video so it would go from long hair to short hair then back to long hair. There was nothing to be done so we just shot our last scenes in which I had been filming the rest of the group as they were all the actors as well. I had to get to grips with different techniques like over the shoulder shots medium shots and tracking shots. We encountered another problem on that outing which was the camera we was using ran out of battery. But luckily Hannah had brought her camera along too so we could continue filming as normal. Once we had the kidnapping scene done we decided to get our actor to lip sync the whole song so we could use some of it as another performance clip. Thus we had thought we finished but just needed to edit the film together which was done on final cut pro. We had a showcase coming up and needed to get the video completely finished. So we added our introduction to the song filled in a 2 second gap with a clip of a burning candle that Hannah had taken earlier that day and then put finishing credit. Thus we have finished our video and we now hope everyone enjoys it.