Ahhh the sweet smell of the end of school. But I'll get to that at the end. Now is the time for the intro to our last project: MUSIC VIDEOS. It seems to be an end of school tradition. The first one I did in 6th grade is still my favorite. Then the one in 7th grade made me actually dislike doing music videos, it was that bad. But, it's a new year, so I'm trying to get that music video mojo back. My teammates are Loren, Kaz, and Arianna, and our music video is The Reckless and the Brave, by All Time Low. Our story basically goes like this: All four of us are in different locations bored and unhappy about where they are. So we leave, meet up and have a blast together before saying bye to the town. We chose that kind of story because the lyrics relate to wanting to get out of a town because it doesn't relate to him.
For this project we need to make our shots fast paced. I think we did that well toward the end with the video cutting to several different places where we all just hang our and have fun. Because that's what friends do and stuff. We try to make the shots seem genuine by actually having fun and doing fun things. Otherwise it just looks like bad acting.
The thing about showing my best work is that I need pretty much complete freedom to really do something I feel passionate about. But, we are in school, in a classroom. A classroom that has rules and restrictions. So technically I can only apply the best work possible, rather than my true best work. With that in mind I feel like it shows my best work because my team worked hard at putting what we learned throughout the years in the video. Sequences, special effects, effort and emotion, that sort of thing. Whatever grade we get I know that we did what we believe is best.