Hello! This is my last blog post for the 2015-2016 school year! The next time you hear from me, I will be an 8th grader! So our last project of the year is the music video project. My teammates are Shaday, Kyllie, and Kiana. The song we decided to do is Hello by Adele (we used the first 2 minutes of the song). The story we wanted to have with our song is that there was a group of friends (me, Shaday, Kyllie and Kiana), but one day we get in a fight and split up into 2 groups (me and Kyllie, and Shaday and Kiana). Kyllie and I keep calling Shaday and Kiana to tell them we're sorry, but they keep ignoring our calls. In the end, they finally answer and we all become friends again. Our story relates to our lyrics because the lyrics say things like "I've been wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet." This matches with when Kyllie and I are trying to talk to Shaday and Kiana because we want to meet up. The lyrics in the song have a lot to do with reconnecting with people from your past, so we tried to our story about that.
In our music video we have a couple of fast-edit montage sequences. My favorite one is when you hear the lyrics, "I must've called a thousand times." During this part you see me and Kyllie trying to call Shaday and Kiana over and over again. We move to different parts of the yard, each time wearing a different shirt so it looks like it was over the course of many days. We filmed this by putting the camera down in one spot and pressing record. Then Kyllie and I sat on one part of the grass and held the phone up to our ear. After about 2 seconds, we got up, changed, and sat back down on a different part of the grass. We did this 8 times and let the camera roll through the whole thing so it wouldn't be shaky. We cut out the parts when we get up so it looks like we flash to different parts of the yard.
This music video showcases our best work because we tried really hard on this. We tried to use all the things we've learned this year (sequencing, composition techniques, etc.) and add them into our video. I also think that we planned it very well. When editing in iMovie we looked at the plan to see where we have to place each shot. Another thing we did in iMovie was add different effects to all of our shots. We only filmed on one day, but in that day we were able to get everything we needed. We even changed clothes so it looked like it was on different days. My team is with my friends, so we work well together and have lots of similar ideas. It's our last project of the year, and we wanted to make it the best one yet.
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