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Objective: 1. Learn to analyze critically Music Videos and understand how they are produced. 2. Create a music video based upon a visual artist, and use.

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1 Objective: 1. Learn to analyze critically Music Videos and understand how they are produced. 2. Create a music video based upon a visual artist, and use Imovie to edit the video together. Standard: Select a favorite artist and some of his or her works of art and create a music video that expresses personal ideas and views about the artist. MUST HAVE/Requirements!: - At least 5 images of artist’s artwork - Original (your words) Lyrics that Include: - Artist’s Birth (& death if applicable) - Medium they used (paint, photography, sculpture, etc.) - Where they worked, city, country - Your Opinion of the Artist and their Artwork - A creative way to express all of these requirements Music Video Project

2 Name: _________________________________ Univ: ____________ Answer the following: In full Sentences Visual Artist Name: ________________________________________ Medium they used: _______________________________________ Birth Date: ________________ Death Date: ___________________ Where they Worked:______________________________________ What style of artwork did your artist create? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ How will you present the artist’s artwork? How will you provide the info about each artwork? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ __ WHY should the audience care about your video? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ __What is the type of music you will use? Why do you think that represents the artist you chose? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ __How are there visuals being used? How will music be used? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ __What is the information about the art being presented?______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ ___________Make a list of all the needed props. _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ ___How will you record the audio? When will you record? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ __ List any other special considerations for your filming location. _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ ____ Outline Briefly describe each major part or scene in your video. Research What kinds of information will you need to gather? Where will you get the information? Location(s) Where will you shoot your video? Opening How will you grab viewers’ interest at the beginning? Images What key images or visual effects do you want to include? Sound What music or sound effects do you want to have? Set What props, costumes, or graphics will you need? Directions: As you brainstorm ideas for your video project, fill in the following form with as many details as possible.

3 PREPRODUCTION: WRITING A SCRIPT Directions: Use the form below to write the script for your video. In the left-hand column, briefly describe what the viewer sees in each scene. In the right-hand column, write the corresponding dialogue. Make additional copies of this worksheet as needed. Video (what viewer sees) Audio (what viewer hears) The lyrics or song in your video (telling all the info about the artist) List the art pieces you will show in the video (Title, Medium, date created, size)

4 Storyboard Planning Sheet Name: _______________________ University: ________ Directions: Use a storyboard to plan each shot of your story. In the boxes below, draw a picture of each shot. The picture should show the camera angle and the framing of the shot. You don’t need to be a great artist—simple stick figures will do. On the lines provided, write a brief description of your drawing. Make sure to label the artwork and include info about the artwork and artist. Make additional copies of this worksheet as needed.

5 Storyboard Planning Sheet Name: _______________________ University: ________ Directions: Use a storyboard to plan each shot of your story. In the boxes below, draw a picture of each shot. The picture should show the camera angle and the framing of the shot. You don’t need to be a great artist—simple stick figures will do. On the lines provided, write a brief description of your drawing. Make additional copies of this worksheet as needed.

6 Storyboard Planning Sheet Name: _______________________ University: ________ Directions: Use a storyboard to plan each shot of your story. In the boxes below, draw a picture of each shot. The picture should show the camera angle and the framing of the shot. You don’t need to be a great artist—simple stick figures will do. On the lines provided, write a brief description of your drawing. Make additional copies of this worksheet as needed.

7 So a few pieces of advice: Copy and paste the old lyrics of the song - into a word doc or just write them down (Rayvn has been counting the number of syllables and then matching them to the new lyrics) (I have been just trying to rhyme the last word from every song line - ie.= rube becomes tube) (Some people are even just changing out certain words and leaving most words the same - ie. I rock them pants = I live in dat france) I know you got lots happening with high schools - so don't stress about due dates. I would rather you two make something you are really proud of creating and know I will give you extensions - but I'll wanna hear about it in the artist statemen. last piece of advice - I found that the "spew and edit" system worked best for me. Basically just write... don't worry or think too hard about it... After you've written a bunch of lines/sentences then go back with a thesaurus and try to find rhymes. This site may help too.

8 Video Timeline Make more homework activities Day one – Find all images with info Day two – Artist info worksheet Day three – Song with lyrics Day four – new lyrics Day five – Display to peers

9 1. Practice. Like any other creative process such as playing guitar or programming synth sounds, lyric-writing is a skill that can be learnt and improved upon. 2. Don't be disheartened if your lyrics aren't perfect on the first draft. Many professional writers will rewrite a song's lyrics dozens of times before they make it onto record. 3. Persevere. More often than not, songs aren't born, they're created and sculpted. Don't expect a song to arrive fully formed; they sometimes take time and you'll need to work at it. 4. If you can't quite figure out how to say what you want within a particular line, jot down the gist of it and move on to another part of the song - you can come back to it later. That way, you won't spend hours wrestling with one small line that might turn out to be insignificant in the wider context of the song. 5. Try to have a clear idea of what the song is about. You should be able to sum up the essence of the song in one sentence. 6. Analyse other songs. Try to pick out the differences in lyrics between your favourite songs and your own, and apply any lyrical techniques you learn to your own work. 7. Make sure the song has a clear structure and progression. This is particularly important in narrative songs (songs that tell a story). A quick test is to read the finished song through from start to finish, asking yourself "does this make sense?" 8. Use context. Adding a back-story to explain the situation (for example) can add interest, and can change the entire meaning of any lyrics following it. 9. Use perspective. For example, a classic songwriting trick is to describe an event in the first verse, and add perspective by describing how it affected you or made you feel in the second verse. Another viewpoint can put an interesting spin on an otherwise straightforward point. 10. Choruses require a different approach to verses, especially if you're writing pop. They often need to be more 'plain' and easy to remember. A common trick is to write the 'setup' during the verse, and the emotional 'payoff' in the chorus. 11. Experiment with rhythm within a line. A line can have its own rhythmic bounce or flair and still fit in within the overall rhyming scheme. 12. Use light and shade. Contrasting the happy and positive with the sad and downbeat within a song can be very powerful. Context is everything: a joyous chorus after a more solemn verse can make the chorus even more uplifting. 13. Don't use an excess of adjectives, or describing words. While they are clearly essential to a songwriter, adding too many can make a lyric less concise. 14. Don't feel that using imagery will make your lyrics too arty or flowery. Used well, it can evoke emotions or moods that can't be created by using blunt description alone. 15. Be careful when using the emotional abstract, for example, saying things like "I want to feel free". Complex emotions are often difficult to describe; it's sometimes more effective to use imagery (see tip 14) or context (see tip 8) to convey an emotion rather than simply stating it. 16. Experiment with tense. It can be interesting to write about the past, present and future, sometimes all within the same song. 17. Be clear. Remember that the listeners might miss a word, or a line, or three. Don't rely on just one small line to put the whole song in context. 18. Experiment with attitude. Songs can be humble, arrogant, hopeful, sombre, aggressive and more. Creative droughts can often be tackled by radically changing the outlook of your lyrics. This isn't to say that you shouldn't be yourself, but a bit of experimentation won't hurt. 19. Experiment with pronouns. Songs don't always have to be written using 'you' or 'I'. Lyrics with plural pronouns such as 'we' and 'they', for example, can give a very different feel to a song. Avoid using too many different pronouns in the same song though as this may be confusing. 20. Don't use too many words. Cramming a line full of words where they clearly won't fit may cause each word to lose its impact; it's normally wiser to re-write the line completely rather than trying to play literary Tetris. 21. Be aware of the 'sounds' of words. Words have an inherent sound to them which becomes even more pronounced when sung rather than spoken. Some words sound spikey, some stodgy, some open, some blunt, some roll off the tongue. Take the sound as well the meaning of the word into account when writing. 22. Be cautious when using 'clever' or overly elaborate language. These words often look fine on paper, but normally don't translate well into song. You also run the risk of alienating listeners that don't know what a word means. 23. Consider the rhyming scheme, if there is one. It's important to remember that how 'catchy' your song is in not just a product of the music and melody; it also comes from the lyrics, especially the rhythm and rhyming scheme. 24. If possible, avoid writing filler lines in order to make rhymes work. It's fine to use filler when mapping out the structure of the song, but you should use any subsequent re-writes to try and make each line count in is own right.

10 Biographical Information about artist – Birth/death/locations Clear Audio and Lyrics (about artist) Recorded and written At least 5 artwork/pieces from the artist with info (title, date, medium, Music Video Project : __________________ Artist based on Partner Rating Partner Total


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