Welcome to my A2 media coursework blog. My name is Maisie MacGregor (candidate number 0506), and I will be working in group 4 with Molly Sullivan (candidate number 0816), Ellie Brackpool (candidate number 0100), and Mari Leach (candidate number 0440).

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014


The steal-o-matic is a collection of media texts such as music videos, YouTube videos, gifs, TV shows and films that have influenced and inspired our own music video idea. 

How the videos shown in our steal-o-matic have influenced us:
  • Alice in Wonderland: 
    • narrative reference to eating cookies - our artist will find and eat a cupcake
    • projections of archived footage in the '90s Baby' video - we want to project Alice in Wonderland footage over our artist performing
    • scenery - mushrooms, forests
  • Powder paint fight: we want our characters to have a fight with powder paint. Originally we wanted to film this in the studio, but as it's too messy we are considering filming this part in Epping forest. Which leads on to...
  • Forest party: all our references to forest parties are set at night, but we plan to film during the day as it is safer and easier to light.
  • Dancing: we have chosen a dance track, so dancing will be an important element. Our aim is to have fun, bouncy dancing (like the style in the 'Fishing' video) rather than serious or choreographed dancing.
  • Female artist: attractive but not sexualised
  • Male DJs
  • Performance:
    • close up of lips (neon, inverted colours)
    • projections over artist
    • Janelle Monae (stuff happening around the artist)
  • Editing: 
    • reverse shots
    • double exposure/overlaying of videos
    • colour changes (e.g. thermal imaging in 'Route 94' video)
  • Pinata: we want our artists to be hitting a pinata in one of our scenes
  • Mushroom forest/balloons: 
    • mushroom made of balloons 
    • balloon fight in one scene
    • glitter inside balloons
The main ideas we were trying to convey with our steal-o-matic were the shooting and editing techniques we plan to use, but also the visual impression we are going to attempt to create. The constant use of vibrant colours and the fun, upbeat feel of the clips is something we are hoping to recreate with our video. We feel that this will give the video a surreality which will amplify the lyrics "my head is a jungle".

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