Here are 9 key shots which I think use/develop/challenge forms and conventions of a real media product;
Image 1: This shows the narrative part of the music video, with Charlie (the lead singer) walking into the distance, there are two scenes in the music video and throughout the video, it jumps between the narrative – about Charlie (image 1) cheating on Grace (image 3) with Ciara (image 5) The narrative part is about a ‘secret’ relationship between Ciara and Charlie – linking to the name of the song.
Image 2: Shows a close up of Charlie singing, this is a typical shot in a pop punk music video, as it gives you a close up of the singers face, meaning that you can see exactly how they look and also gives some audience members a buzz.
Image 3: A close up of Grace, this is during the part when Charlie is talking to Grace, this is a common theme in music videos – about relationship problems and people cheating secretly, we felt this was an appropriate narrative to include in our video.
Image 4: A shot of Grace and Charlie arguing, the secret may have been spilt, this is very common to see in certain genres’ of music especially pop punk, this is the reason we included this – in order to relate to our genre well whilst using a narrative.
Image 5: A still of Ciara and Charlie hugging, it shows the intimate side of a relationship, what the narrative is focused on, this is a shot that explains a lot but through one image, the music video jumps between the 2 scenes fairly frequently this is because we wanted to have a narrative as well as including lip and band syncing – making it more relevant to our genre.
Image 6: A close up of Fraser on the kit, this is a very key picture as it shows the enthusiasm as well as showing off the costume and theme well, Fraser is a very good bass player and played in sync with the music, this gave off a good vibe and it also linked in well with the plot – using different camera angles and different filters and effects.
Image 7: An over the shoulder shot of Charlie and Ciara hugging, this makes Grace upset, this is the main narrative of the ‘Secret’ we used an over the shoulder shot to make it feel more realistic and see the shot from Grace’s point of view.
Image 8: Band shots are very important, this is similar to the image we used on our advert and digipak, this is a good still as it relates to other aspects of media like the advert and helps people to recognise the video and adverts, the shot is quite common showing the whole band and this is an important shot as it allows everyone to be recognised in their area (playing the kit or guitar for example.)
Image 9: The final shot – it is a very important shot, this is because it is the final one, it shows Grace very upset after seeing Charlie with Ciara, the secret is over as well as the song, this shot is a very good shot because it shows Grace’s emotions and shows the ending shot, which leaves the audience with a clear idea of what happened.