Category Archives: Shooting

Rushes Log

This is my rushes log. A rushed log is important to keep as this makes it easy for the editor to reference back to particular sections of the music video through the file name. This is also useful for the audience to recognise the amount of editing that goes on behind the creation of the music video.


Raw Footage Denham Green

Here is a video where I have complied all the shots together I took at Denham Green. Overall the filming was successful, and I am extremely pleased with the shots. They all suit my music video aesthetic and with some colour grading, I believe that they will look impressive. I wanted to show more versatility in my music video, so to do so I completed another filming session. I made this edit using iMovie, and then put this onto YouTube. My next step is to edit these shots into my music video and then see if I have anymore gaps!

Images in Denham Green

When out in Denham Green, I decided to take some images of my protagonist for my Digipak and Advert. I felt that this was necessary at this stage of the course, as I am going to be creating these formats of advertisements very soon. I have not edited the images, however I intend to when I have the adequate programs. The only negative of this was the fact that I am not as experienced with photo as I am video – however this all comes with practice. To gain an understanding of why I took each image, hover your mouse over each photo.

Go Pro Footage

Here I have created a montage of the raw footage from the go pro. Filming with the Go Pro was a simple task.  It was hassle free, with the click of a button, and the smooth filming of the Gimbel I felt that this was a really effective filming method for beginners like myself. The go pro was also extremely portable, with it being small enough to simply fit in my bag! It also captured slight movements in high detail, such as Ellie’s hair moving in the wind. The Gimbel provided efficient as smooth filming even when I was walking, and moving up and down myself…

However, I attempted editing the Go Pro footage into my music video, and it just did not flow. There was a clear difference in the resolution of the picture, which made it look unconventional and unprofessional. The color in the picture was also at a low quality compared to my canon 550D. I have decided to not include this footage in my music video, however I wanted to post my reasoning’s why, and my experience’s with this equipment.

Auditions/Test Shots

For my birthday in June, I received a present which was a Canon 550D. I aimed to become comfortable with the functions of the video setting before I began to film for my actual music video, so this would make the duration of filming far quicker. I took the camera on my holiday to Portugal. This was exciting as I could film sceneries but also take images and video of the holiday for my own personal enjoyment! Here i have composed a series of shots of different things, such as sceneries and people which will be two of the main subjects in my music video. I have decided to not use this footage in my music video, as my music video evokes quite a wintery/autumnal feel, and with locating summery shots would make the shot look slightly random and out of place!