For my test product I’ve decided to look at the first genre that comes to mind. This being rap. This is the genre our group has chosen to do for the group project so I can share ideas between my own test product and the group work. Ive been looking at a bunch of music videos and other rappers as you will see if you look at my ‘Research and Planning’ blog post. One that I like the style of is Trippie Redd’s ‘Love Scars’ directed by Peter Chen. Ive also been looking at a director and editor called Cole Bennett. Not so much the actually camera work, but the special effects added in at the post production stage with these music videos is incredible. The video features little acting but the special effects really make it into an appealing video. For my test product as it stands at the moment, I’m going to use the song ‘F*** Love’ by XXXTentacion ft. Trippie Redd. Ill keep the storyline and camera work simple and fiddle with the footage in post production. This way it will make it more fun for me, and i’ll be gaining extra skills in the area I enjoy the most.
10th January 2018
Today I’m beginning the plan for my test product, I’ve figured that its probably best to not worry too much about this , simply because I don’t want it to takeover my main project. This doesn’t mean I won’t make the effort, it just means it will definitely not be as good as the main project.
As mentioned at the beginning of this post, I am mainly focusing on the post production side of things with the test product, There are two reasons for this. Reason 1 being since I’m directing the project I won’t get a chance to do a lot of editing as it isn’t my primary job. I want to be able to use premier and edit a lot because its my favourite area of media. The second reason being, I don’t want to act in my music video, I will do it but I’m definitely not singing. the most I’m willing to do is a little walking around etc. Premier will enable me to edit with plenty of effects to make an amazing looking video without doing too much camera work and acting.
I also mentioned that the song I will be creating a music video for is ‘Fuck Love’ by XXXTentacion ft. Trippie Redd. I really like this song and feel like I could create a good test product. I know the lyrics and the layout of the song, so I have a head start already. Im thinking of going out at me point and just setting up a camera, and my plan is to just shoot some of the scenery, with a few shots of me walking around. I mentioned I don’t want to act, I just want to focus mainly on post production and I feel this is the best way to do so. Ill input some screenshots of the editing as soon as I begin. First I just need to obtain the footage.