In order to create a fabulous piece we had to take into consideration other media texts that have been created with the same genre, which therefore meant that we had to match our video to other real media texts. In order to achieve these goals we choose similar elements from real media texts including narrative props costumes and shots, which are seen as stereotypes for the genre rap including these conventions.
Below are 9 pictures of my music video which will prove how we as a group have taken real media texts into consideration before we created our own piece:
First up I have the title of the video which we wrote on a whiteboard and then took a picture edit it and paste it into adobe premier pro which was our chosen editing program. We have tried take inspiration from our research we did for our ancillary task 2 in order to create a urban kind of writing however due to the fact that created this title ourselves proves our professionalism and the aim that we tried to make our video unique. I have looked at a lot of other rap music videos including the real BLACK SKINHEAD video and found out that a lot of rap videos don`t have titles.
The two picture above show our characters and the real media text false alarm. They are similar in many ways as both of the pictures and especially are very professional in what they do and that they both have the given probs in order to meet that factor. It also shows that both of the beginnings of the two music videos are similar as they both show that the criminals get ready and prepare themselves in order to get the job done.
Comparing again “false alarm” to our video shows that we tried to get as many action shots into our video as possible as that makes a narrative like that special, therefore we tried to get as many POV and over shoulder shots included in our final media piece. Also important again for these two pictures is the cinematography we have used compared to the real media texts as the guns we used look very realistic which therefore is more enjoyable to watch in my opinion for our audience.
These two pictures show that both videos (our video and the real media texts) considered the video to look as realistic as possible. Therefore we took inspiration from “false alarm” in order to find out what the key elements are in oder to make a music video with a very similar narrative and therefore decided that gun flares are very important as they make a video look very realistic. We than therefore went onto youtube in order to find out how to use or how to implement effects like that into premier pro.
The screenshots above show our music video (on the left) and the real media text “Suicidal Thoughts In The Back Of The Cadillac – Pouya” (on the right). Using a green screen was a very challenging however satisfying experience for the both of us due to the fact that we both have never used a green screen before however are very pleased with the outcome we used Pouya`s song as an inspiration as his video on youtube has been greatly rated amongst consumers that are into rap music which are therefore also our target audience.
The green screen also allowed us to use various backgrounds and they are also better quality as a projector and whiteboard for example. One of the key factors that we used the green screen though was that we won´t have to loosed marks due to shadows which did not appear for our case due to the fact that we spend a while in order to figure out the lighting.
These two pictures show that the aim of both narratives was to free a hostage which therefore means that we have again taken inspiration from ” false alarm” the weekend. When we started working and planning together we first decided that the main aim of the narrative and therefore the operation was going to be that a data from an electronic device such as a laptop will be stolen. However after looking at The Weekends video we decided that by using an hostage as the main aim we could have more character building and therefore make the music video look more interesting for us. Most important for the scenes with the hostage was the acting in my opinion as she had to look very afraid of getting killed which again compares both our video and the real media convention which is the main aim of this evaluation point.
These two pictures show how we used real media conventions as an inspiration as both texts have used the green screens for the lip syncing part. The only difference between Pouya´s music video and ours is that he used the green screen in order to use his own body as a screen to play the narrative we have tried to do that with our video however due to the fact that we have a very strong narrative we needed the whole screen to show the different shots otherwise we would have taken the risk that the audience won´t understand the narrative and therefore consider our music video not to make sense. The other difference between the both is that we used different patterns and shapes in the background instead of having a white background in order to develop our overall knowledge for the future on how to edit more complicated backgrounds rather than a one ton colour.
These two pictures show that our narrative strongly matches with other media texts (false alarm) as we have tried to use as many fighting elements as possible which therefore made it look very realistic and not just like a few videos that I have seen where the criminals clearly win without even getting injured. I figured out that most important for scenes like above is that there are many different and various shots and fast editing as this makes these kind of scenes very realistic.
This is the only shot were we used a part of our singer Daniel and therefore the green screen on our narrative part just to give us more variation of media technology and skills that we have learned over our 2 year course even though that we did not know how to use a green screen at the beginning the two screenshots again show that we took inspiration from real media conventions.
Overall I do consider that we used real media conventions for our final piece apart from the titles were we decided to create our own title in order to add some creativity onto our music video. We have mainly taken inspiration from two artists which are Pouya and The Weekend as we considered these two artists fit our genre the best and that they use some sort of ideas and creativity for there music videos which are very similar to the ones we used.
Below are the two videos we took most inspiration from in order to plan and complete our final music video :