Project Title

Pwa2's Music Video Project

"Final" Project


"Final" Project Reflection

We think that this project was important because it can help us in later advances. I say this because in high school if we ever want to do any newscasting type of things than we will know a few tools and how to use FinalCutPro X a little better. These tools can also help us if we want to edit or don anything in college as well. These are just some reasons why this project was important to us and why we think it can be useful in the future.
  • Why is what I am learning important/useful?

Steps & Tips

Thinkering Music Video Idea
Song: Where The Wild Things Are
Director: Paris A
Camera Man: Jacob and Josh
Actors/Actresses: Kate, Sirena, Alex, Paris,
Song Starts:
“At the beginning when she’s talking”
Montage of Everybody and their names
“Find table space to say your social graces…”
Setting: The Park
Camera Angle: To the side as we walk towards it
~Slo-mo of us walking passed the camera smiling
“Bow your head…”
Setting: Laying on the grass
Camera Angle: Scanning over actresses
~Lip synch into the camera while the other actresses look at the sky smiling
“Their pie is here…”
Setting: Sitting on top of hill looking down towards the camera
Camera Angle: Down the hill
~Lip synch towards the camera while the others are conversing
“But you and I we’re pioneers…”
Setting: Sitting on top of hill
Camera Angle: Facing us, slowly panning to the left
~Lip synch to the camera while pointing to each other(sitting in a line)
~Choreography:
Middle Person: Point hands in opposite directions to the people on the left a right of you, then put hands in front of your and pretend that your driving
People On The Sides: Point to person next to you then, grab on to middle person and then sway with them as they move
“We, make our own rules our own room…”
Setting: Standing on grass
Camera Angle: Close up’s on us being crazy
Choreography: Get in the camera’s face and just be crazy
“No bias here…”
Setting: On baseball field
Camera Angle: Normal facing us
Choreography: Only me wagging finger at camera while lip-synching
“Let em sell what they are selling, there are no buyers here…”
Setting: On the grass under a tree
Camera Angle: Normal facing us
Choreography: Pretend to make it rain for “Let em sell what they are selling”, then for “There are no buyers here” everyone look at the camera with no emotion
“So gather all the rebels now, we’ll rebel rouse and sing aloud, we don’t care what they say…”
Setting: On play structure
Camera Angle: Normal facing us
Choreography: Play on the structure and play tag
“No way, no way…”
Setting: On swing
Camera Angle: Facing us
Choreography: Everybody else just swings while I lip-synch towards the camera
“And we will leave the empty chairs, to those who say we can’t sit there…”
Setting: Sitting on play structure
Camera Angle: Angled upwards towards us
Choreography: Look down at camera with no emotion and keep eyes on camera lens
“We’re fine all by ourselves…”
Setting: Everywhere
Camera Angle: Moving on an actress
Choreography: Playing tag
“So hey, hey…”
Setting: Sitting on hill sitting upright, facing the camera only me singing
Camera Angle: Facing us
Choreography: Everybody talking and having fun
“We brought our drum, and this is how we dance…”
Setting: Running around
Camera Angle: Following us
Choreography: Playing tag
“No mistaken, we make our breaks…”
Setting: Sitting on hill again lip-synching
Camera Angle: Facing
Choreography: Facing camera lip-synching
“If you don’t like our 8-0-8’s then…”
Setting: On play structure
Camera Angle: Following us messing around
Choreography: Play around on play structure
“Leave us alone, cause we don’t need your policies…”
Setting: Standing on hill
Camera Angle: Downhill facing us
Choreography: Standing in line with arms around each other smiling
“We have no apologies, for being…”
Setting: Sitting on play structure
Camera Angle: Upwards to us
Choreography: Sitting on play structure no emotion
“Find me where the wild things are..”
Setting: Sitting on hill
Camera Angle: Facing us
Choreography: All lip-synch
~Instrumental Music
Montage of us dancing, singing, and being crazy.
“I lose my balance on these egg shell you tell me to tread, I’d rather be a wild one instead…”
Setting: Walking across wobbly thing
Camera Angle: Facing the person’s feet
Choreography: Walking across
“Don’t want to hang around, the in crowd, the cool kids aren’t cool to me, they’re not cooler than we are…”
Setting: Swings
Camera Angle: Facing us
Choreography: Jumping of the swings (Put it in reverse when editing)
“So, hey we brought our drums, and this is how we dance…”
Setting: Standing on hill
Camera Angle: Facing towards us
Choreography: Dancing around
“No mistaking…”
Setting: Sitting on play structure
Camera Angle: Facing upwards toward us
Choreography: Face camera with no emotion
“We make our breaks…”
Setting: Playing on play structure
Camera Angle: Facing us
Choreography: Running around
“If you don’t like out 8-0-8’s then…”
Setting: Baseball field
Camera Angle: Facing us
Choreography: Messing around on the fence
“Leave us alone…”
Setting: Standing in front of wall
Camera Angle: Facing us
Choreography: Lip-synching towards the camera with attitude
“Cause we don’t need your policies, we, have no apologies for being…”
Setting: Rocking horses
Camera Angle: Facing us
Choreography: Standing on rocking horses having a chicken fight
“Find me where the wild things are…”
Setting: Play structure/Baseball field/Fences
Camera Angle: Facing us
Choreography: Playing around
~ Another Instrumental Music Break
Acting crazy, singing, dancing, and being ourselves
“We will carve our place, into time and space…”
Setting: On play structure
Camera Angle: Normal
Choreography: Pretending to be statues
“We will find a way or we’ll make a way…”
Setting: Playground
Camera Angle: Following
Choreography: Laughing/Messing around
“Say hey, hey, hey…”
Setting: On hill
Camera Angle: Upward
Choreography: Lip-synch towards camera
“Find your great, don’t you hide your face..”
Setting: Sitting on swings
Camera Angle: Facing us
Choreography: Hands straight over face
“Let it shine, shine, shine, shine, shine, shine…”
Montage of everyone being crazy except me lip-synching
“So hey we brought our dum and this is how we dance…”
Setting: All sitting on play structure
Camera Angle: Facing us
Choreography: All lip-synching
“No mistaking…”
Setting: Sitting on woodchips
Camera Angle: Facing us
Choreography: Lip-synching
“We make our breaks, if you don’t like our 8-0-8’s then…”
Setting: Standing on hill
Camera Angle: Upward
Choreography: Being dumb and crazy
“Leave us alone, cause we don’t need your policies…”
Setting: Play structure
Camera Angle: Following us
Choreography: Playing tag
“We, have no apologies for being…”
Setting: On play structure
Camera Angle: Facing us
Choreography: Staring at camera no emotion
“Find me where the wild things are…”
Setting: On swings
Camera Angle: Facing us/ Kinda far away
Choreography: All jumping off the swings
~Instrumental Music Break
Montage of us being crazy, signing, and dancing
“When she starts to talk again”
Be laying in a circle and suddenly on person after the other starts to get up and leave and then there’s only one person left

Difficulties, F.A.I.L.s, & Reflections

  • Some of the difficult problems we ran into were finding the right filming days so everyone could come outside to help us film or be in our filler clips.
  • We decided to give a plan to Mr. Whitmer saying where we are going in the playground area. Then we choose a day where everyone could go.

Resources

  • FinalCutProX
  • Youtube
  • Kate and Eden's videos