Thursday, April 30, 2009

Music Video Treatment and Requirements

Music Video Treatment

Students will get into groups of three-four.
Students will shoot a music video that is no longer than five minutes.
Music videos must have a concept,theme, or story (not 100% lip-syncing).
You can have class time on May 5 and May 7. You can of course can shoot outside of class, but you MUST shoot your videos on those days during class.
Video should have at least one eight-shot sequence.
Raw Footage is due at the end of the period on May 7.
Three full sheets of storyboards are required. You will have class time on May 30th to work on these.

Groups must turn in a one-page typed treatment to the classes period 4 folder. Please use the naming convention.

Most videos have an interesting concept such as a fake TV show, a backwards video, a dance video, a live performance video, or simply an interesting story. Your treatment should explain in detail your concept and how you plan to make this concept come to life.
Answer the following in 5-7 detailed sentences:
  • What is your story or concept in great detail?
  • What happens in the beginning, middle, and end?
  • Please list costumes, editing and shooting style etc.
  • What song are you using? How long is the song?
  • Why will this be entertaining for our class?Be specific.

Videos must have one at least one eight-shot sequence.
Storyboards of the sequence will be required.

Videos shots must use proper technique discussed in class: good headroom, proper white-balance, leading the subject, focus, and steadiness. Grading of these shots will be more difficult than the last project.
Please use multiple insert shots and cutaway shots.

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