01:07 We could develop this long shot by possibly having the camera pan around the performer. It could move quite slowly to add to the eerie atmosphere of the setting. The lyrics to this shot could be “come morning light, you and I’ll be safe and sound,” and therefore, this part of the video could be enhanced by adding a point of view shot, showing the sunrise from her point of view. From our focus group, we got the response that the song made them feel quite ‘relaxed,’ and watching the sunrise could be quite peaceful, which would contrast with some of the frantic moments of the video that we have planned more our music video. We have also planned for the characters costume to get worn and dirty
01:07We could develop this long shot by possibly having the camera pan around the performer. It could move quite slowly to add to the eerie atmosphere of the setting. The lyrics to this shot could be “come morning light, you and I’ll be safe and sound,” and therefore, this part of the video could be enhanced by adding a point of view shot, showing the sunrise from her point of view. From our focus group, we got the response that the song made them feel quite ‘relaxed,’ and watching the sunrise could be quite peaceful, which would contrast with some of the frantic moments of the video that we have planned more our music video. We have also planned for the characters costume to get worn and dirty during this part of this shot, we could include an insert shot of her dress skimming the water.
01:22This mid shot of the performer appearing from behind a tree, does not really communicate an emotion to the audience. This could be adapted by shooting this action from a high angle to communicate the performers vulnerability. An extreme close up on her face could communicate a scared expression and possibly tears in her eyes to explicitly tell the audience that she is scared and hiding from something. This shot could show the character looking around her surroundings to check that she is safe before she appears fully from the tree. The tree could imply that there has been a conflict of some sort in this area. This shot could come straight after the lyric, “but all that’s dead and gone and passed tonight,” because this shot could suggest that she is reluctantly coming out from where she is hiding because the danger has passed. Our focus group said how the story of the original music video didn’t really make a lot of sense, so we could possibly shoot a shadow or make what she is scared and running from clear.
01:42This wide shot show the setting that the performer is in, and we could develop this shot by adding narrative elements. For example, the girl could be paddling through the water or there could be a high angle shot showing her reflection and her facial expressions. In the shot, she could have an upset facial expression because tears could be a connotation of water, and therefore we would be creating an implicit meaning which encourages the audience to think about the narrative, rather than it being obvious to them which is a generic convention of a pop video. Because our video and song is not light-hearted as you would expect a pop music video to be, we want to have both implicit and explicit meanings in our video, however, from watching the initial video, our focus group said how they didn’t really enjoy the video because they didn't’t understand the storyline, so we do not want to make it too complicated so that our target audience won’t understand it.
0:27This wide shot of passers-by in a busy centre is currently sped up to emphasise how busy it is. This shot can be developed by having passer-by’s in the background out of focus and by adding the performer in the centre of the screen, not only are we creating the star image by making her the key focus, by having the background blurred and moving at a past pace, in contrast to the performer who could be moving slowly or standing still, be are creating another implicit meaning, and allowing the audience to interpret their own ideas about what is happening at this point in the video, which could be that everything going on in the performers life is a blur, and she doesn’t even know what is happening. The lyrics that could go with this shot could be, “no one can hurt you now,” because she is exposed in a busy environment, but the people around her may not be what is a threat to her.
1:06This high angle shot could be developed by possibly, if it was safe enough, having the performer in the space in middle of the cars coming from both ways. The shot could be at an even higher anger to imply her vulnerability, because she is so alone is a busy place and she possibly doesn’t feel safe with all of these people around her. These shots contrast the setting in the first storyboard, which was quite secluded. This gives us an opportunity to possibly include both settings in our video, one being where the girl feels safe and one where she does not. A response from one person in our focus group was that our video could be set in a busy city. Although this is shot is not it the city centre, it shows that we are considering helpful ideas that our focus group have offered us. The lyrics for this shot could be “all those shadows almost killed your light,” because we will be going against a convention of a pop music video, that involved visuals and lyrics linking, as the visuals would contrast the lyrics. However, this again allow the audience to interpret the video and our intentions in their own way.
0:31This long shot is effective because it shows a different time of day. Our focus group said that one of the most memorable lyric from the song was “come morning light you and I’ll be safe and sound.” As this shot has extremely low key lighting, and looks mysterious, this could be the setting where the performer is the most scared. And as pitch black is a such a contrast from morning light where the song claims is where they will be the most safe and sound, we could develop this shot by showing the performer walking down this path, towards the trees which are blowing in the wind, adding mystery to the setting. The audience do not know what is happening and neither does the performer, therefore, this creates inclusivity between both the audience and the performers. As we want the performers costume to be fairly bright, the colour of her dress will contrast the setting, explicitly showing the audience that she does not belong here.
1:11This low angle shot could be developed into a mid shot to see to performers face and expression more clearly. However, I like the concept of the audience being on the outside looking in because I think that it could create either a feeling of superiority for the audience as the performer is trying to get out, or it could make the audience feel excluded. Therefore, I think that we should definitely include this shot in our video because I feel that if it is shot at the right angle, (it could also possibly be shot at a low angle to show superiority of the character is this is her safe place or at a high angle to show inferiority if she is trying to get out.) The lyrics for this shot could be “don’t you dare look out your window, little darling everything’s on fire,” because this is a clear link between visuals and lyrics because the performer is looking out her window, when she shouldn’t be. This also gives us the opportunity to possibly add a point of view shot to give her something to look at. This object/person could be what she is scared of. There does not necessarily have to be fire outside of her window, but the connotations to fire is danger, so therefore she could be looking at something/someone that is putting her in danger.