Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Dark Room Lighting Experiment

In the shot below we filmed in a dance studio which was used as a dark room effectively, this allowed us to experiment with dynamic lighting using a spotlight and a cover over it. Then we used the cover to allow certain amounts of light to be released and projected onto our performer Rae, at the same time we were moving the light in the movement of the music.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

bad test shots

 These shots are supposedly the black studio shots for our music video (testers). The mise en scene of the shot is not what we want and does not emphasize the artist in any way like we would like it to. The back ground is supposed to be completely black with a light glowing on the figure. As we used small ordinary lamps, a shadow has formed behind me which does not look effective especially for a music video. The image is slightly pixilated due to the low level lighting and unfortunately this is not the actual black studio we were hoping to use and so we just played around with/practiced the placing and performance. However, my placing within the shot is way to simple and basic for a house genre. I am not in costume, hair and makeup making it difficult to get the full effect.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013


whilst setting up the white studio scene, we had to prepare the white sheets and ensure they had no creases which could be picked up on the camera. These images show i and my group ironing the sheets to make the shots exactly how we wanted them.

We were fortunate enough to have a dolly track to help up with our filming. We placed the camera on a tripod which could be moved backwards and forwards on the track. This meant we could have smooth transitions for this particular scene/location of shots. To the right of this image is the edge of a massive filming light we were also lucky enough to borrow. This was the main lighting and gave the shots a high level glow on the artists face.
I held up a white piece of paper to help with the adjusting of the lense against a white background. By doing this, jacob could play with the brightness of the camera and to make our shots the way we wanted them to look.
These are a few of the lights we had to light the white background. They gave a bright effect to the shots as they reflected off the white. They also highlighted the body image of the female figure which is a common theme with in our music video.

 We played around with the monochrome effect out 
doors infront of a brick wall for an urban effect. 
These are only testers for our album with the incorrect 
costume. We played around with the natural lighting to 
create a natural feel to the image.
This is the set up of the white studio before the massive 
white sheet was pinned up for the background. You can see the
 tracking device we used for smooth 
close ups and distant shots.



This is an email to the head of the drama department (Mr Walsh). The email includes us asking for permission to use the dark drama room for our black studio scenes/shots within our music video. It is important for us to book the location so that we are not disturbed and so the owner is aware we are on this specific location at that particular time.