Joy Division - Disorder

THE BRIEF: A promotion package for the release of an album, to include a music promo video, together with two of the following options:
1. a cover for its release as part of a digipak (CD/DVD package);
2. a magazine advertisement for the digipak (CD/DVD package).

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Director - Jonny Hughes (JH)
Cinematographer - Callum Moreman (CM)
Director of Photography/Cast Member - Joel Colborne (JC)

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Cinematography, Lighting, Mise en scene

The screen grabs from our video have been added after to show some of the ideas talked about. 


The cinematography in the music video is hopefully going to be a strong point, we intend on having a variety of strong landscape shots at the malham and leeds location, as well as some excellently framed shots in the more confined locations. We are hoping for a strong establishing shot showing a road leading into the distance which the actor can walk into.
        We are hoping to make the video to the style of Anton Corbijn whose video are seen as highly sophisticated which is what we want to achieve, our

Quoted from Jonny's Blog
"Lens: We will experiment with the use of fish-eye lenses, as this is a quality often used by Corbijn. It creates a disorientated quality that would work well with our video.
Film Stock: Though our video is being filmed in HD, we also plan on using an 8mm iPhone app. This will take a bit of experimenting but could work very well (again it's a technique seen in Corbijn's work). It creates a gritty feel that we and Joy Division's music both signify. The 8mm look also gives it that indie film-maker appeal. The use of an iPhone shows a link between old and new media, which is vital for our work.
Filters: A black and white filter will be used. This signifies the work of both Corbijn and Joy Division. This has also been discussed in the previous post.
Snorricam: There's a whole post on this but I'll quickly recap it here. Auteurs such as director Darren Aronofsky are major fans of this film-making tool. It is essentially almost a reverse of a POV shot, looking back at the character's face directly. Again it creates a disorientating feel as well being great for capturing emotion.
Depth of field: We plan to vary the depth of field of shots in our video. Two of the key themes are confinement and isolation so clearly confinement is signified by tight framing in contrast to isolation being signified by wider framed shots. The use of both should create some striking visuals.
Camera movement: Again this is something that we will vary in the video. We plan some shots to be perfectly s
till whereas some more quick shots to be moving, and sometimes tracking the protagonist. Again this should keep the video interesting throughout. We also plan some shots to be hand-held which will again contrast, and are at this stage considering using a tripod dolly for certain scenes."


We are hoping that the lighting will be very mixed during our video, during the majority of the music video they should be decent light because it's outside, though this light will fade a little due to the black and white filter we will be putting onto the video.
       The confined shots inside will be much darker, we are going to block all outside light for these scenes, instead we will use a flashing lamp to create a light and a floor lamp for the scenes in and around the bed.

Mise en scene 

Our video doesn't rely much on mise en scene, we want our video to not look out of place in a 1980's inner city area and it managed to achieve this very well with the setting but we never really set up a location and really relied on a already set up location. The same can be said for the most rural scenes.
      The shots indoors needed to be set dressed a little bit more though really we didn't. Within the cupboard they is nothing on the walls so it was fine anyway but in the medium shots in the bedroom you get a bigger picture of the mise en scenes, the bedroom we filmed in features a average medium bed and a bedside table. At first look it will be fine though if you inspect closely they are a few set items which do look out of place but they are not really noticeable. 

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