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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Digipak Front and Back Cover
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Digipak Inside Cover
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Publicity Shots

For our publicity shots, we want a mix of serious and fun shots to match the serious performance and more fun narrative sides of our video. We also plan to take promo shots during the filming of our video, using the set-ups and costumes form each scene, to create synergy between the two. We think that the using the balloons as props, particularly their static charges, and the fun nature of the powder paint fight will create the playful image we are going for. However, shots from the performance set-up and set-ups specifically for publicity shots will help create a balance between fun and serious, ensuring that they are taken seriously as an artist.

We plan to get individual shots of Georgie, and of just the DJs without Georgie. This is to give us a wider range of composition and framing, which will make the selection of photos on our website more interesting.

When researching influences for the shots, we found this publicity image of Ellie Goulding. We really liked the over-layed images and are hoping to do something similar with our promo shots of Georgie.
Ellie Goulding

As we are going for a mixture of fun and serious shots, we took inspiration from Disclosure's publicity shots for shots of the DJs. They often mess around but also pose for serious photos, which is what we are hoping to achieve with or DJs.

For shots of all three members of our artist, Paramore were a main influence, as they consist of a female lead and two males. The style of their promo shot below inspired us in two ways:

  • The two male artists dressed in black while the female stands out - we want Georgie, as the lead, to be the main focus of the collective.
  • The coloured light on them - similar to the powder paint shots we want to get.


Our main aim with the publicity shots is to get a wide range of set-ups and costumes. Therefore, as well as taking photos in our video set-ups, we are also going to schedule several other shoots with various different costumes and lighting.

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