Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Rough Cut 2: Follow You

This is the 2nd rough cut of Follow You. It is still not a full cut.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

KO: DIGIPAK: Update inside cover: Follow You

Having discuss and though a bit more about the digipack we have decided to not use the picture of the guy looking at the sun as the back cover but instead have it as the inside cover going over both pages.

Doing this gives us the opportunity to edit other images inside the bricks and also have word be slanted following the wall.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Podcast 11



Hey all, this is our 11th weekly podcast, this week we have focused mainly on working on our website, digipack and our social media. Kristian and I focused on the website. We put up the merchandise that Bronwen created and I created texts for the band bibliography and the introduction of the website. Furthermore, Bronwen finished creating the band logo, which we intend to put up on our social media next week. Also, next week we intend to speak to our band members for a re-shoot of the performance scene. We discovered that we had a lot of shots that we couldn’t use due to a camera being in the shot or shaky footage. Therefore, we will re-shoot the performance shoot in January.


On the website we have created a bunch of links so it is easy to navigate through the website. Through research we found out that the most common amount of links to different pages on the website is 6 and so we created 6 links as well. The links we have are BMTH (Home Page), Merch (Shop), Tour (Upcoming tours), Gallery, The Band (Info on band members), and News (new videos we upload and other info).

We decided to go for the work Merch instead of Merchandise or Shop because Merch is more appropriate for our audience. We also have links above the page links, these are links to different sites such as social media. The links are to Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, and Spotify. We will add a Facebook link later as we couldn't create the link on the school system.

Instead of having a HOME button we went for BMTH instead. The reason for this is because this was used in other websites of this genre such as Bullet For My Valentine. 

KO: WEBSITE: Merchandise

For our website we created a merch site. In the merch site you can choose to buy merchandise that we have created for the band Bring Me The Horizon. Bronwen created the logo for the band as well as created the merch. At the moment we have six different merch items, 2 iPhone cases (black, white), 2 T-Shirts with a heart on it (Black, White) and 2 T-Shirts with the logo on (a small logo and a big logo). The reasons for using iPhone cases is beacuse most people own an iPhone and cases are very useful and because they are so small and cheap they are very often bought by fans.

Here you can see what they look like on the merch page.

When you first open the merch page you will see the six different products you can buy. When i am in the editing tool I can add new good or edit existing ones.
This is what the editing tool looks like.

When I click on a product it lets me add new or more pictures of the product and rename the product.

I can also change a lot of other things such as the price of the good, if the good is on sale or not, if the good is Out of Stock, the size on clothing and more.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Audience Feedback 1: Follow You

Audience Feedback 1: Follow You 

This is the first audience feedback that we got for our first draft of Follow You, it is only a 40 second clip and so the audience couldn't give that much feedback and said that the narrative wasn't clear yet.
UPDATE: Our audience feedback was also one of the reason's why we decided to change our track and idea. Some audience, including ourselves, didn't like the big difference in colour between the depressing narrative and the colorful performance.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

SR: Rough Cut 1: Follow You

This is the first 40 second rough cut that I edited together. As Kristian mentioned in his post there is some footage that we can't use due to the camera being in the shot or other reasons. Unfortunately, I tried to see if there was some footage we could use, but didn't find any useful parts.

KO: EDITING: Colour correction

The colour correction was used in the lyrics video to make a specific colour stand out while the footage was black and white. The effect resembles that of the movie Sin City where the movie was filmed in black and white but some vibrant colours where shown.

I created this effect on Adobe Premiere Pro as there is an easy effect that helps you with this on Premiere Pro.
I found a video on Youtube that helped me create this effect:

Digipak: Font Research

In our video, we decided that the font of the band and song name at the start of the music video would be the same as the font used on the digipak.

In order to decide what font to use, I looked at other band's fonts and logos, of both metal core and rock genres.

Through my research, I found that all of the bands logos and fonts are either black font with a white background or white font with a black background. On my right you can see some of the fonts I looked at including from Bullet for My Valentine and Asking Alexandria.

I also went to dafont.com and found a font called "Mom's Typewriter". We all really liked this font and agreed that we might try it out.

Fonts such as Pierce the veil and Bullet for My Valentine, are almost gothic-looking. However a few of the fonts are also very simple block letters and have clean edges such as 'Asking Alexandria'. So, as the convention goes, Metal Core fonts are either detailed/handwritten or simple and block. Therefore, we will be using one of these two options.

KO: DIGIPAK: Back cover: Follow You

For the back cover we are thinking of using a photo that we captured when we where filming the narrative.
The photo is of the singer facing the sun, with the sunlight hitting the camera creating lens flair over his shoulder. We will edit this photo using photoshop to change the colour along with the other photos we decide to use.

The other photos we are planning to use we will have to take later on, this was the only picture we already had which we think will look good.

Monday, 12 December 2016

SR: Production Schedule UPDATE 3

This is the 3rd update of the production schedule I created and updated. It includes the tasks that we have completed so far, and the ones which are still to be completed. I always like to use color coding since it gives me a great overview of what still needs to be done. Unfortunately there is a big gap between the last task from November and the tasks in December. However, this is due to firstly difficult of coordination of the group and meeting up, since we all live in different parts of the country. 
Furthermore, we have been focusing on setting up the digipack, logo, website and our social media accounts, which we are each individually in charge of. Bronwen is in charge of our Instagram, Kristian and I are in charge of our Website and I am in charge of our Twitter. The Facebook page is something we split between the three of us. 

SR: Call Sheet

This is the call sheet I created for our music video. I decided to do it a lot in depth, since this was one of my main targets this year - to do the call sheet better and be more organised in order to get a larger variety of shots. Personally, I believe that we were successfull with this task, since I brought the call sheets everytime we had a shoot. This allowed us to look exactly at what we had planned out and what we had filmed so far and hadn't filmed yet. With the simple use of color coding with blue for performance, yellow for narrative and orange for other events that required special equipment such as the balloon scene, we were always up to date on what to bring and what to film. 

I also believe that the call sheet contributed to the fact that it took us less time to film on the spot compared to last year, where we first had to discuss the shots on the scene of the filming. Furthermore, the amount of technology used on all the days of the shoots was great. We used 3 SONY Cameras and positioned them differently, 3 tri-pods, 1 Go-Pro and Kristian's Drone to film some drone footage. However, the drone footage was mainly for mise-en-scene purposes. 

I wanted to do this post after our shoot, in order to reflect on the effectiveness of the call sheet and what I definitely have improved on from last year. 


As we needed a logo for our merchandise I decided to create one. 
We wanted to create a logo that was simple, and easily recognisable. Before creating this logo, I looked at examples of logos from BMTH themselves. 
Bring Me The Horizon have a symbol for each of their albums. The umbrella is the symbol for their latest album "That's The Spirit". The symbols are very simple and somehow unique, which is something we really wanted to aim for.  
However, we wanted our logo to have the letters 'BMTH' in it, to make it even more linked to the band and have a better sense of branding on our website and social media. We will be using this logo for several things, especially our merchandise which will go up on our website. 

Some of the other bands I looked at involved "The XX", which have their very simple yet good logo because their is a clear sense of branding since their name is in the logo. 

Having the main idea in my head and knowing what I wanted to achieve, I began to sketch out some random shapes and symbols in order to get some ideas and inspiration. Since I am Art student, studying art at A-Level, this is always the way i start if I need to create something like a new logo. As you can see here on the right I tried out to combine the letters over each other so that it would look like a symbol but would actually be each individual letter B,M,T, and H. However, I didn't think this looked good and therefore I kept on drawing and I created the BMTH logo in a circle which is on the bottom left of the drawing. 

Now the next step was to create the logo on photoshop, I used Adobe CS5 as the Photoshop tool. First, I tried out the logo on paint, just to see how it would work and look, as I did not have photoshop available at home and started to do this research at home. However, in school we had Mac's available, which had the newest updated version of the Photoshop Adobe CS5. 

I found that the logo was very simple to create, by starting out with a circle, and then adding in the letters as I went along. The circle allowed it to look right.  This on the left is the way it looked at the end when I had drawn up all of the letters. However, I didn't like it whit a black font and white background so I changed it. 

This is the final version of the logo. I decided to have a white font and a white background, because black is more linked to the genre, compared to white and it also appears more ominous.

Sunday, 11 December 2016


A lyric video for the song Follow You by Bring Me The Horizon put together using the footage we filmed for the performance shoot. It was edited using Adobe Premiere Pro, and a three way color correction was used to have the footage look black and white while still showing the color blue.

Improvements for draft #2:

  • Sync the footage.
  • Colour correct: use red as well to clearly show intertextuality to Sin city. 

Friday, 9 December 2016

KO: FOOTAGE: Narrative Rough Cut

This is a very rough cut of the narrative. There is still a lot of editing still to do this was just to get feedback on what was good and what can be improved on. 

  • Before music starts edit to the beat
  • Remove shaky footage
  • Might use layering (0:18)
  • Use layering where one half of the screen is empty/out of focus
  • Experiment with filters
  • Don't have female protagonist on screen for to long, might ruin the immersion 
  • Experiment with having two of the same person on screen (eg 0:28 have him stand next to himself)
  • Shot the drop through editing
  • Intertextuality to Blair Witch Project at 0:23
  • The singer is not glamorized and due to this audience can identify 

Podcast 10



Welcome to our 10th weekly podcast. This week we had our mock exam, so besides looking more at sample footage, there was mainly revision going on. Also, we didn’t manage to shoot the color powder scene, due to a lack of actors showing up. Hence we will try to film it on the 20th of December. This week, we intend to create a full rough cut 1 with the narrative and performance together. I suggested that we for each week Friday create a rough cut, which we take turns on creating each week. Therefore this week it is my turn to edit rough cut 1. Also, we then intend to film audience feedback every week, in order to be able to provide evidence of our journey. This week we will be looking at our website and the creating of our merchandise. Furthermore, Bronwen will be creating our logo, which we will then photoshop and put up on our social media. I will be updating our production schedule and creating a post on call sheets and our social media.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

KO: DIGIPAK: Design: Follow You

Here are some ruff idea of what the first idea is for the digipak. The front cover is of the singer holding an umbrella which is intertextuality to the real album that we are creating a digipak for where the logo is an umbrella the location of the band im not sure where to place but in this design it is on the right next to the medium close up shot of the singer with just the initials of the band (BMTH).

The back will have a long shot of the singer standing in a tunnel with the sun hitting the camera creating lens flare, The name of the songs in the album will be in the center going down the back. The font is not yet final we will do more research on that in a later post as well as the costume the singer will be wearing in the picture.

When you open the digipak there will be pictures of the band members in different locations with different filters on the picture. In the border of each picture there will be the initials of the band (BMTH). The CD will be in-between the covers so we can have a separate design for the cover. The costumes the band members will be wearing will also be experimented with but will be of the same concept as the performance shoot.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Podcast 9

As Sophie has been off school, she was the one to record our vodcast today. Before recording, we went over everything we had done and wrote a script together, which Sophie then recorded using Final Cut. 


Thursday, 1 December 2016

KO: Performance shoot problems

This video shows a few of the shots we filmed for performance. These shots are shots that we can't use because there are either cameras in the background or the footage is to shaky.

  • The first clip the camera is clearly visible and the camera isn't to shore where to focus. We do have footage from this angle where these problems are fixed. 
  • The second clip the footage is to shaky and the camera is tilted which in some cases could work to get a message across but in this situation it doesn't work.
  • The third shot was filmed with a drone and therefor was hard to film with when I was the only one with experienced with flying but I am in the band. The problem was that one of the band members are hard to see and the drone moved which resulted in cropping out half of the other band member.
  • The last shot was filmed with a GoPro. Most of the GoPro footage can be used but this shot is to shaky.