Emma McGinnis, Maddie Hoesel, Kasiah Vercelli, and Alani Viets. All of them are great friends and students, and I'm glad I got to work with them on this project. :) So, the song that we've decided on is actually a mashup of the songs Young Volcanoes and This is Gospel (Young Gospel) by Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco. Both are great bands that most of us in the group are fans of. A big part of the project was to find a storyline and how it relates to the song and its lyrics. The song is a mashup, but the lyrics we're using are from the first two minutes of This is Gospel. That song is basically about letting someone help you, no matter how alone or helpless you feel. So, in our music video, we'll show the five of us and our five parallel stories about feeling alone. Throughout the video it will show us being near or around each other, but we don't even realize it. It basically shows how many people feel that they are alone and nobody understands how they feel. They feel this way, but in reality, there are people all around them feel the exact same way.
In music videos there a lot of things called fast-edit montage sequences. Everyone's music video had to have one of these, and in each one they have to match up with the beat of the song. In the first 10 seconds of our song there is just and instrumental and no lyrics, so we decided to do a fast-edit montage that goes along with the claps in the beginning. So for the first 6 seconds, there are quick random shots (.6 seconds) of each person on the team. They're quick flashes, and it's so far my favorite part of the video. It's my favorite because of how well matched it is, and because we're not together in any of them. That shows how lonely we all feel in the music video.
Throughout this school year I've never really been super proud to show off all of my work, and I feel like this is the first project that I'm willing to go around and show off. It's, in my opinion, the best project that I've done this year and I'm proud of it. I feel that it showcases some of my best work because of the shots and how determined we were to make it work. Getting all five of us to work together in one day was really hard to do. It didn't help that the one day that we could work out was on-and-off rainy. So I'm proud of us for getting that to work. The shots that we did were not all planned, but we made them work really well. I'm pretty sure I took most of them and I'm glad with the way they worked out.
|We got second place!|