Friday, 21 October 2011

PITCH FEEDBACK - health and safety problem?

Falling over?

Several people mentioned that it would be hard to have someone falling down stairs safely, so it was suggested I could perhaps use a series of close ups to simulate someone falling over, or the person could have already 'fell over' and we see them being pulled up.


Someone suggested this advert, as my pitch reminded her of this, with the small narrative and the ukulele.
This was interesting, and I decided to use a narrative similar to this one, especially as ukulele's and other similar stringed instruments are typical of bluegrass style music.

Love Actually

It was also suggested that I should watch Love Actually. This film is about lots of different people and their relationships. They are all linked together. After watching, it gave me the idea that I could link the narratives together. However, I'm not sure if that would be the best idea, as I would only have a couple of minutes, and trying to get everything to link and make sense would be hard and take up a lot of time.


'good target audience - similar to the artist and also type of song about love etc'

'literal so not that original because it uses the lyrics to create the visuals but can still be visually powerful. The multi-narrative idea is really cool though'
literal fits in with the genre

'falling sown the stairs seems quite dangerous'
close ups to simulate falling?

'gonna be hard to do because of the multiple narratives but will be worth it'
not going to use lots and lots of narratives, because it would get messy. Going to use about 3-4

'achievable with equipment'

'researched similar types of the style of music' 

'what are you going to do for the print work?'
boxes, hearts? or someone playing the guitar

'will work well with the guitars and little narrative'

'overall a good idea, ran through the presentation a little bit too fast, apart from that it worked well. Also you know what you want to do, you can tell you have thought about it'



Wednesday, 19 October 2011


I listened to my song about three or four times, doodling on a piece of paper. The main imagery I came up with was boxes and drawn hearts. I also had the idea of people following and watching each other.
This is influenced my decision to make my video very literal, fitting to the lyrics.



  • American roots
  • sub-genre of country
  • mixed roots in scottish, english, welsh and irish traditional music
  • inspired by Appalachian immigrants
  • influenced by African-American, jazz elements
  • stringed instruments - guitars

Chinese pop:

  • literally pop music sung in a Chinese dialect
  • 'contemporary music sang in Chinese dialects in Shanghai'

indie pop:

  • alternative rock music that originated in the UK, mid 1980s
  • roots in Scottish post-punk bands
  • 'indie' has been used to describe people on independent labels

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


Creativity depends on being unafraid to make mistakes, and having a go, even if you're not sure.

To be creative, you need to go out of your comfort zone, daydream, draw, scribble notes, make play-dough sculptures or choreograph movements.

As I am also a dance and performing arts student and a kinesthetic learner, playing around and choreographing and improvising to the music helps me to be the most creative.

Ken Robinson believes that everyone is creative when they are young, but teachers push creativity out of you as you grow, as young people become afraid of being wrong.