Wednesday, 9 May 2012


I created an animatic from our storyboard for our music video. I used Windows Live Movie Maker. Even though the features are less advanced than using Final-Cut Pro it still managed to achieve a simple animatic of the storyboard to match the beat of the music & visual idea of our music video.

I spent 2 hours making it, watching it back I think it could have been shorter since its a long time watching some of the same shots, but I wanted to experiment with an alternative way to display our storyboard.

Watch the animatic below and let me know what you think or how I could improve it further. Enjoy!

Monday, 30 April 2012

Group Evaluation

My group and I evaluated our performance and how well our media products have been created. From our evaluation questions we also discussed what didn't go too well and what audience feedback has suggested we improve as well as some positive comments we have received.

Sunday, 29 April 2012


My evaluation is finally complete, to produce it I used different media tecnologies to answer the four questions surrounding our experience throughout the coursework of the development of our music video and how it conform to the genre of indie music, and what media tecehlogies were used to contruct, research, plan and evaluate our work, in addition to the combination of our ancillary text to our main product and what we learned form audience feedback.

Question 1: In what does you media product use, develop, or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

Question 2: How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts?

Question 2-How Effective is the Combination of Your Main Product and Ancillary Texts

Question 3: What have you learnt from your audience Feedback?
Question 3- What Have You Learned From Your

Question 4. How did you use media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?

The final video featuring myself discussing all the media technologies I and my group used throughout our the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages. I also talk about how useful they were to me and my group and what were my first intial experiences with these technologies.

Marissa Yesin
Cheshunt School
Candidate Number: 8175

Preliminary Evaluation

Our group decided to answer the evaluation questions as pairs and some of us. So we split up and discussed the questions and what we did to conform to the genre, the feedback we received and how we listened to this. In addition we explored how we used planning and research to help us, as well as the technologies we used throughout our coursework.

This helped us to indivually go to  make our answer to the evalution questions

The first video which I edited featuring Radhika, anwering the first question of the evaltuation on how we challenged or conformed to the Indie genre.

My answer to question 2 in the video below I talk about the how effective is our final digipak in combination with main product our music video.

Radhika and Hannah discussed what we learnt from the audience feedback and how we changed our video, from some of the improvements suggested.

In the last video features Mark and Hannah disscussing some of the media tecehnologies that we used in the construction, research, planing and evaluation of final product. The software used to edit our for instance w using Final Cut Pro which mark wasnt to fammilar with but recognised some of the various effects that were used in music video.

Drafting Analysis

This is the draft that Radhika, Hannah and I discussed in our media lesson. I assisted Hannah with what I remember about the order of the filming and editing that we done by explaining to it to Radhika, devised this drafting analysis. This explain in length the work we put into our 'Oliver Fox' video piece, we spent a lot of time filming and selecting the best shots. Then Hannah and Radihika would  edit them in their appropriate places. The drafting analysis also shows the improvements we made and why we did these.
Drafting Analysis

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Final music video

Audience feedback from showcasing

Our speech rough guideline for the evening.

This is another post for my group, just so everyone understands what they’re doing on the showcase night. Also if you lose your speech for some reason, you can find it on here.
1. Greeting- Hannah

2. Introduction- Hannah

3. The one minuet extract that Radhika & I did will be talked about here- Radhika

4. The one minuet extract needs to be explained, what we did and why. Sir recommended that this whole speech should be kept short and sweet, so this section should only be around 4 sentences.- Radhika

5. The ideas behind the music video- Me

6. This section will ask if the audience would please give feedback afterwards.- Mark

7. Thus followed by, something along the lines of, ‘we hope you enjoy it.’- Mark

This is rough but, it should go along the lines of….

1+2- I would like to introduce our group. I’m Hannah; this is Marissa, Radhika & Mark. We have been working on an indie piece of music, & have developed a video for the song ‘Blue Skies’ by Noah + the Whale.

3+4- Radhika’s section was not planned since she was away.

5- The name of our artist is Oliver Fox, which we all collaborated. One day in our media lesson, we all agreed we liked the name Oliver, and then brainstormed some ideas for a surname. The same process was applied to devising the name of the track, replacing the original song of the music video, called ‘Nights of Broken Sleep’

6+7- We hope you enjoy our video and we would be very appreciative for any feedback. Thank you for your time.

Audience Feedback

We received a lot of positive feedback upon our music video from our written audience feedback, this took place during our showcase evening. I found a lot of the feedback truly useful to how others perceive our music video in these key areas associated with cinematography, editing, lighting, costume, etc. Many thought the song choice was a great one and that it fit the mood of the narrative we came up for the music video, our music video was also reviewed outside the showcase by year 7 and 8’s, whom found it difficult to understand the narrative. I completely understand this would be a tad beyond their year, suggesting our target market is slightly older, between 15-30 year olds.
Of course we had plenty of feedback to review, record and to summarise the results of each audience reponse, so we divided the audience feedback between the four of us and gave each other a copy of our results for each question on did a brief chart up on excel and made our own individual summarise up on our blogs of what we found in our audience feedback. I found this method easy to getting a total view of all of  our audience reponse to the video. On our questionnaire we had had our audience provide distinction between gender and favourite type of music. In the feedback I reviewed there were 4 females, 6 males and 3 others that weren’t stated. As for favourite music only one person states Indie as they’re favourite genre of music, while 3 mostly liked pop and rock music, also only one person stating R&B as their favourite genre of music. From the 13 responses people left a mark out of 10 and this averaged an 8, hannah also shared the same result with Radhika recieving an outstanding 9 out of 10 for our music video.


Many of our audience commented on the change of our main character’s appearance, which was how it changed from curly to being cut short in the capture scene in the middle of the music video. We were not to blame for our actors decision to his hair, but I do understand that this is something to maintain in a music video is our artist entire appearance and that this came off somewhat ‘unrealistic’, Hannah correctly says its clearly the same person.

We received positive feedback on the on the choice of costume, which was thought to have ‘fitted well’ although not everyone think what the actors attire was entirely suitable or to they liking. Our music video is an indie video and I have research that backs this kind of dress code as a prominent convention of indie music. Even though we filmed on different days we sustained the same or similar clothing throughout the music video.

One individual was not in favour of the gun remaining blue as they felt it was unrealistic and could have been painted to fulfil the likeness of a real gun that I agree the gun could have been spray painted black. When me and Hannah bought this toy gun the shop keeper said they no longer sell them in black due to gun crime the government do not promote crime so that is why they are sold in different colours to prevent the misconception. When we were filming in a public park on one occasion a woman thought it was real, but we explained to her it was a toy gun and saw the colour and realised it was fake and that weren’t causing any trouble or harm to either ourselves and those around us.  If we were to do it again I would consider the unrealistic nature of the gun would be reformed by spraying it black.

we received some comments on the location which some people thought could use with a ‘better setting’ that is should ‘not be in a public park’, suggesting more isolation of the scenes in the park, because towards the end of the music video when our male character suddenly kills the girl they is a dog walker in the background that many found distracting and a low point the presentation of the music video. After the showcase once we recorded our results we immediately acted on this shot and replaced it with a shot without a dog walker, which our group were happier to take this from our draft.



There were many areas if the music video we received positive feedback on, some our audience liked the narrative because it had unexpected twists which kept them entertained throughout, even someone calling it the best video of the evening. Some of audience liked the variety of shots used in the views of nature to emulate the mood of the character or situation. Many the editing was good as the transition was considered to be ‘clear’ and ‘sharp that I know Hannah and Radhika worked really hard on to make it right. I learned from the editing process how challenging it can be to edit a ¾ minute music video that it fits the music and make wise transitions and that the narrative was easy to follow on the whole with the setting being "very appropriate" reflecting the state of mind of the character (black and white for anger and high contrast effects on blue skies to correspond with warm feelings within the lyrics). Even though most people grasped the narrative one other individual didn’t like how it video starts with the end which they thought the suspense most people felt watching it was lost. However this is something that our group distinguished from the start how to open the music video with the end and this is seen in some televisions dramas and music videos as different trend from the conventional let’s start from the beginning shall we, but I understand how this won’t be receptive to everyone who watches the opening. We took on negative criticism to further enhance the quality of our music video after the showcase but we were also happy that overall the audience feedback suggests we have successfully created an Indie music video that it was “exciting” and had creative use of shots, angles and transitions all of which our group is so proud of a glad to have received such raving reviews as much as we benefitted from some constructive criticism to go back and to further enhance the quality of the end product.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Filming and Editing so far...

Tuesday 3rd April we went out for our final shoot, Hannah, Radhika, Mark and myself  for the first time since starting the coursework to film together. We realised we still hadn't filmed the scene of the girls kidnapping, when looking back at our storyboard this was the final link in our narrative that would have been unclear without it. We all met at Starbucks where we were to film the final shots of our actor Jonathon stalking Hannah and her friend and whisked her so that he can fulfil his fantasy of them two together.

We discussed as a group the where the scene would start and the choice of camera angle so we were all on the same page and understood the motions of each take. while filming we made sure that other peoples faces weren't captured on film and remained out of other shoppers way, to avoid any conflict or trouble from us filming in very public place. Theses are some of the snaps from the footage we took during filming the scenes before the capture which mark took using the bloogie and the second part of the day we filmed the scene of the girl being snatched on Hannah's camera so that the battery of the bloogie weren't fully wasted unable to fulfil the plans for those scenes.

Here mark films Jonathan following us out of the shop as we approach Starbucks to sit down and talk. After this shot our actor finds a sit 2 tables beside ours.
Then we are chatting as girls do but on camera of course...with Hannah in the centre still making known who are our main characters in the video.
This shot I directed of Jonathan looking over at the girl but having moments of him pretending not to be looking on purpose.
Hannah's character catches the attention of the male characters continuous gaze at their table so she whispers to us to start leaving.
Then Mark films the three of us leaving but from the view up over Jonathan's shoulder with his head bowed down looking unsuspicious. 
What I was really pleased with was the choices of angles Mark shot us three on the table, by directing the camera from right in front of the table in the position of where Jonathan's characters is sat, providing a natural depiction of her eye line to him. I also liked the cameras position over the shoulder this was really interesting, and I think it made for a very eerie shot through the varying distance and perspectives of us and Jonathan. Often while we were filming would review the footage just to see whether the camera wasn't straight or shook or turned at the wrong time to understand how many times more to shoot to get it to be perfect.

Moving on to the kidnapping scene we filmed this using Hannah's camera and this time Radhika filmed. Once again before we began filming we regrouped and discussed the steps into the next scenes. So we filmed around the parking lot near Starbucks in a long alley way close by to perform the kidnapping there.

I thought we should try film her running across the zebra crossing featuring only her feet to implement another form of camera angle.

We shot this scene a few times of him placing the tissue over her nose, we advised that he didn't clutch it tight. We filmed them up against a brick wall as if it were harsh ambush, with the camera close-up from their shoulders to their faces to capture the agony in Hannah's face and the violence of the actors emotions and actions. 
 Then we filmed him putting the girl into the back of his car with no signs of cars on either side of him which we made the move to an isolated area.
We even had the space to film a clean getawy in the car, which Hannah drove since our actor nor group had a license to do so. From Hannah being the actress had to then transform into the stunt double for Jonathon her obessed admirer!?
Spot the difference! Jennifer Lopez was seen on the set of her music video today in Mexico alongside her male stunt doubleOur music video had no budget or costs to it, but in a professional music video the stunt double you employ will need  to have similar characteristics to the artist, and then they adopt similar clothing or make-up of that particcular person they're replacing. On the left is a photo of Jennifer Lopez on the set of her new music video alongside her stunt double who is a man with a wig of the same hair do and clothing as J.lo.

Hoo-ray! We are done, well for filming that is. I am so excited to fill the final minutes of our music video. Towards the end of the day the weather was beginning to get colder and colder, but by that time we were successful in completing all shooting. Once we finished Hannah pointed her camera in an high angle shot of the trees surrounding the car park. She took it in a slow circular motion that I really liked the view of the branches I thought this was very effective this could be useful to add to our music video. 
On 18th April, I joined Hannah in the Mac room to transfer all our footage we did two weeks ago to make the final touches to our music video featuring the kidnapping scene. We even used the view of the trees Hannah took and made a colour correction into black and white. We then informed the rest of our group of our sucessful editting session and submitted it to our media teacher for tommorows showcase.

Below is our final draft of music video since the feedback we recieved that corection were made.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Filiming and Editing so far...

We last filmed Monday 19th of March a month before our showcase in April.

Hannah and I went to film the first and final scene of the storyboard when Jonathon decides whether to shoot her and then he makes the unfortunate mistake to kill her when Hannah are actress couldn't fulfil his demented fantasy.

Before we headed to our location in the park, we went to a toy shop in our local area to buy a gun as an important prop in the scene. They only sold blue or red coloured guns for £1.99 to prevent people use it for other misleading ulterior motives. These were the reasons why most shops don't sell them in black like they use too. We spilt the money to buy the blue gun for our video considering the song is called 'Blue Skies' by Noah and the Whale. Other props we prepared for the shoot was a blue rope Hannah got from home and an antique guitar from home to use for the performance part in the storyboard.

To shoot we went to Lea valley park which was more than enough space to shoot our video, our first mission was to find the right tree to have the actress tied up when he tries to keep her from getting away. We walked down a long path for about 20 minutes and all the trees we saw were either to big to get her arms or even the rope around it. To make use of time and location we stopped by an area in the park with a bench and trees around a dry muddy path and shot the performance scene with my guitar down this path and around the natural scenery.

We then ventured further into the woods and found the perfect tree to shoot near a bridge right infornt of the bright sunshine, which we benefited from the natural sunlight helped establish a greater intensity of the surrounding. Hannah and I collaborated when it came to directing. She would suggest I get a close up of the the hands coming free and I would give words for Jonathan to feed off of to convey the emotions of a lovestruck psycho. We filmed a lot of scene surrounding this part in the story. We filmed some lip syncing on the bridge and also key in a video extra shots of the surrounding such as trees, the landscape the sky, water, etc.

Some of the issues we faced while shooting were capturing people walking their dogs into the frame. Ensuring spectators from worrying of the position of our actress tied to the tree and Jonathan with the gun that we would kindly approach them explain the scenario of our mission there. Other than that we had a really successful day of shooting the most dramatic part of our video.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Final Magazine Adverts

Below is a video is of me analysing the colour, images, typography, and how my research influence the making of the adverts and what conventions of magazine adverts I did I learned from looking at other existing promotional material.

Making of the Digipak back panel

Finally, we are here the back panel of the digipak...more like the closing chapter of it all! The back panel was designed by Hannah, the songs in the first one were devised by Mark, which most of it has been changed in the final making of the back panel. Hannah choose an intricate tree like black and white illustration. I liked it because there was an area to place the track list down the empty patch on the left. 
The back panel also includes a barcode that you see on all digipaks when sold in music stores for purchasing. This also includes the artist website oliver and the important addition of the fact 'All rights reserved' labelled above the bacode with a copyright symbol.
The back panel was transferred to my usb be to make any needed adjustments to fit the rest of the digipak. So I made some alternative outcomes to what Hannah established in her design.
In this experiment, I changed the black outlines to the dark blue I've been using throughout the digipak. This was to see if the appearance would look as good in colour, and I must admit the blue doesn't compare to the striking black detailing.

My second experiment was replacing some of the empty blots in the tree with the colour from our colour scheme.

Making of the Digipak fold in panel

For the fold in panel I think it should be a photo of the artist, many indie digipaks prefer art to photographs of the artist/band that is how we have worked taking pictures and manipulating it to create an artistic concept for the digipak. Hannah and Radhika took these photos of the artist in a landscape backdrop. In the same process I downloaded the photos and weaved through them for the best photo of him.

Me and Hannah chose this photograph, for the fold in panel. We both loved the freedom and light heartendness of the artist, it felt honest and real that we could see buyers of indie music connecting with it.
At the photo shoot Hannah and Radhika had him sit on a ledge and cleverly arranged it with alcohol bottles and cans as props. Also loosening up his dressing made for a joyous image for me to work on for the 5th panel.

I had to crop the photo to the size of the digipak, which now only captured one of three alcoholic containers into the frame. This the same image I used in the first attempt of the digipak, only this time I sharpened it a little more to have the same emphasis in the sculptural detail of the surrounding, like inside panel 2 has.

Do you think the fold in panel works in black and white?

Making of the Digipak Inside panel 2

3 out of 6 panels has already been designed, Mark designed the first inside panel so I was allocated the second inside panel. Looking at all that has been designed so far you can tell the artwork has a strong influence of nature in the digipak, which is exactly what our group was going for. So I decided to go into a large forest in my area and photograph the landscape to use for Inside panel 2.
When I downloaded all the images I had taken, I then selected the one I would use for the digipak. The photo of the path alongside the lake with trees as its frame of the image I selected(on the left) to be the second inside panel.
I thought It was a really nice and sound picture to use you can see the reflection of the trees in the water, which introduced an interesting dimension. of course I couldn't leave the image naturally this way, since I would have to match it by editing it to the concept established in the rest of the digipak panels so far.

I used the same effect in the front cover making the the photo black and white, in addition to sharpening the image by 50%, to achieve more definition into the individual spikes of the grass and other parts of the landscape to come to life.

The next thing I did was changing the sky orange, to tie in with the rest of the colour scheme of the digipak. Originally it was the path in the centre of the image I made it turquoise. However, that made it look really odd, but I knew this image only needed a spot of colour to complete it.

At the end, I added the Riddle Records logo on to the bottom right corner, this also matched the accurate colouring of the sky. In comparison to the other panels this took the shortest time, maybe as I go on, the designing gets easier and the concept feels like its getting stronger that way once it is established to the the designer. I feel more clear and confident in what we want to achieve of our final digipak.

Inside panel 2 will be used behind the CD, so using Microsoft Publisher to combine the two as what it would look like together. I am thrilled with the results of the inside panel accentuating the CD beautifully, and all the colour fit really well together!

What do you think of them together?

filming and editing so far

Making of the Digipak CD

I found that the CD designing process was the longest and most stressful part of the digipak. I wanted to keep what I designed in the first digipak and change the colour to the new colour scheme. When it came down to it I could see it didn't have the same quality and powerful relationship between the colours instead it became dull.
So I spent hours making a new concept for the CD, and experienced a tough time finding out what works and what doesn't then I finally made some adjustments I was pleased with.

On the left is what I had created before and cropped into the shape of a CD. The image is an amazing painting by Salvador Dali called 'The rose'. We  associate roses with love and romance. I took the main area of the painting and divided it into three strips; the first on the left is in yellow/green, the centre is in black and white, and the final strip on the right is turquoise.
The same concept was used in the Inside panel 1 mark designed for the digipak using alternative colours, which I now have to incorporate into the design of the new CD.

On the right is the complete CD I designed the first time, as you can there are guidelines in a shape of a CD. I could only get this using Microsoft Publisher.
I liked keeping the CD black because it was simple and clean. As for the design that changed, so I cropped the painting of 'The Rose' even more, down to the rose only and made it light and dark blue like the colours used in the new front and inside panel 1.  
I think the final design of the CD is far more improved and shows a more professional outlook than the first one (above), because I studied other Cd's of other artist albums.

Unlike before I added important CD details above under the larger text:-
© 2012 Riddle Records. /WARNING: All Rights Reserved. Unauthorised duplication is a violation of applicable laws./5691034/ Made in the EU/ LC 00288
To produce this information I looked at a CD at home the Michael Jackson album 'MICHAEL', to construct professional copyrights information onto the CD. I see that it can exceed from just being labelled on the back panel, but all the Cd's I reviewed physically at home and on the Internet had some form of copyright text linked to the artists record label and website. This information I made it white. 

Using the guidelines on Microsoft Publisher, I could easily crop it into a CD. I prefer this CD design more than what I formally made. I can see people opening up the digipak and liking the subtly of the CD panel.

What I also witnessed on some Cd's were the album tracks listed on it. Some had it straight like I had the text on the top of the CD, while others have it circle around the edge if the CD. I too used this technique for the album track list. This I made in orange that is in connection with the new colour scheme for the digipak.  

The final stage of making the CD was the record label logo, another key thing in all professional examples were a logo for the record label the artist/band are signed to. Oliver Fox is signed to Riddle Records, a name created Hannah, which I has a nice ring to it. So I created the logo using the font Bauhaus, which is thick using the first two letters of the name of the label, then combining them to flip the R's on each other in opposite directions. People thought the logo was dynamic and cool and that they would remember such a logo.
I made the logo orange, which worked well with the orange text below. I feel balanced out the layout of the CD visually well.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Making of the Digipak front panel (continued)

As seen in the making of digipak front panel I reversed the image so it flipped horizontally. Now the order of the strips are backwards. This is because when I placed the text over the top it was masking the eye of the photo of Hannah, which I thought is the most telling and grasping of all the images.

Then I made the entire thing black and white which would disintegrate some of the images into mere patterns or moving imagery similar to the patterns distinguished in 'Colour box by Lye' video.

I was inspired by the vibrant and vivid shots of the inks so I tried to make my own hypnotic allusions, distortive patterns and tones.

I thought I was successful until I printed it on paper to examine the quality of the cover. I found that the typography was difficult to see all the letters because of the image. So I decided to show the cover to other pupils, to get their perspective.

'I really like how cryptic and allusive the cover is. I think the colour scheme works well together'

'The image distracts the text above it, which I find difficult to see anything. I  suggest a slightly darker colour because the yellow is too bright and I believe that its contrasting badly with the cool artwork'

'I love the different marks that each strip depicts I feel that it has a tribal essence to it that is intriguing'

'I wouldn't pick this if I were in shopping in HMV because the words on the cover can hardly be read'

'the album art is quite dark and dramatic and the yellow text on top brings it out more'

I didn't realise the mountains on the left make for an interesting composition to the cover, due to the fact the first strip has no outlines. Since its on a white background. I think the subtle landscape on the side is going to be unique feature to the buyers in the music store.

Here is the final front cover, I still kept the effects of the text and changed it to orange to match the new exciting inside panel. Three of the strips are two different shades of blue to bring about more colour to soften the quite harsh and dramatic black and white background.

I like that the appearance is more inviting to the viewer, and I feel that I was successful in the overall final outcome of the front cover of the digipak.

What do you think?

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Making of the Digipak Inside Panel 1

I thought we were going to make a standard 4 panel digipak, but talking more about the ideas and inspirations for the digipak we thought we needed more panels and decided to make a 6 panel digipak. I felt this presented more of a challenge but some of us took charge of certain sections. Then I  would help to edit them together using Adobe Photoshop and Fireworks to create the final digipak.
As part of an preliminary task I finished ideas for a 4 panel digipak for practise, before we start on our groups 6 panel digipak. I remember showing it to other peers in my class designing there own, they really liked what I had produced and were impressed with the fact I distinguished a compelling colour scheme.

I designed most of the digipak, which has taken me a lot more hours than I thought it would. Its definitely not a days work, because we want it to look professional I am constantly changing and experimenting with the layout, colour scheme of the album.
Some weeks ago Mark in our group showed me four photographs and 2 of them which was his favourite, I too really liked suggested he combine the both of them. One of them was of these harrowing long tree and we cropped of the second image the beautiful full moon to edge of the sky onto the tree image. I showed him some simple editing tools to crop, merge and change the colour as the final inside panel 1 of the digipak.

A link to Mark's blog on the making of Inside panel 1

 The design shares a similar pattern I created for the front cover, but instead in four large strips making the one image of the circular tree (above). Originally we tried these images in the single colours alone for the whole image. Mark liked what I did with the front cover and decided to make them too into strips into different hues of blue and orange.

I thought the colour scheme was perfect, and that they worked really well together. The inside panel led me to change the front panel into the same colour scheme as for the rest of the digipak to have a strict colour scheme. Therefore, I needed to translate the nature of this panel into the front, which I thought worked better than the white, black and yellow of the former front cover.

I examined the front cover physically when I printed into an average CD cover, and unfortunately the yellow of the font could not be red beneath the graphic white and black collage artwork. I feel that it will work out for the best to change the colour palette to more of a light and soft mix of primary and secondary colour scheme.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Making of the Digipak front panel

In one of my former posts I designed the singles cover as practise, in that post I made a collage theme one. This is the idea I would like to develop further into the front panel of the Digipak, what I didn't show in that post was the the individual images I cropped into small stripes.

Here in order of the cover are the images that Hannah in our group took on her vacation to Ireland. I was mesmerised by the quality of the images and the beauty of different nature photos taken inspired the name of our artist and music video to make it into a workable concept as the album/digipaks official artwork.

I used this images twice as the first and second image in the collage; the first is the section of the sheep's head and of his legs and some of his arm. then in the section I took only a section of the grass and added a shiny effect to the appearance. 
Here is a DVD`cover of the film 'Midnight in paris' this is  marvellous example of intertextuality with the use of Vincent Van Gogh's famous painting 'Starry Night' edited into the background sky of the cover in reference to the artist who was born in Paris.
I loved the idea of incorporating artist work if it relates to to theme of the story or in this instance the artists album and his first single is about love, so I thought to use this beautiful painting by the greatest artist of all time Salvador Dali. This is 'The Rose' I thought this was a powerful image and many people recognise his work and the rose in the landscape is a conceptual demonstration of our nature inspired artist.

Here is a photo of Hannah the actress for our video. Even though their is no physical nature surrounding her, you can see that the wind is tussle of her hair beautifully i think this ties is so well with our concept. And her section in the art work is so present its where your eye go to first, because of her bright blue eyes. 
The fifth image in the cover, I deliberately took the centre where the sun beams most significantly. I thought the colours was a wonderful layer of a bright yellow, orange-red, and thick strip above a periwinkle blue.
This image isn't so obvious, but the image as a whole is certainly interesting i like the fossil, cryptic detailing. Again I cropped this image from the centre with the deep red-purple lines surrounding the empty circle in the ground.

This is a photograph of a colourful cluster of sleeping pills in relation to the album first single 'Nights of Broken Sleep'

This is one of my favourite sections of the collage, because I take the collection of pebbles and rocks at the bottom of the photo. I thought the colours of them were unique there is some sublime greens, yellow, cooper red and of course different shades of some interestingg greyish rocks among the lot.

Another powerful sighting of the the sun going down, I was reminded of fire looking at this image. There is underlying burn and igniting excitement in photograph of the sun.
This is a great picture of vivid movement of the mounds of fishes huddled in a circular fashion, when you you look at it I get a sudden rush because of the fluidity of the image this is a another extraordinary depiction of nature in the world of underwater.

The reason why I have made the cover for the digipak in multiple strips of different images because each image is a reflection of his story and the songs from his debut album, this was the inspiration behind the idea for the front panel of the album. Hopefully as I work on the other panels of the digipak that it will match the theme and design of the front cover successfully.

Fonts for the Digipak

I chose this font called ‘denial’ because of it simplicity and making it yellow made it more bright and eye catching. The size of the font is 48 so when I position it on the front cover of the digipak its clear to see for audience when on the store shelf. I choose this typography based on its clean and slim appearance and intriguing subtle twist of the ‘N' in Unrest, while making a connection to the mood of the album. Perhaps all his life is in reverse and that is what his story could be all about. So I feel this font works well as the official font for the artist name and album font, because the artist is a brand so selecting a typography or logo for the artist it must stand as the official representation of the artist, whereby people can recognise his style/brand.
The process of finding the right font I used a variety of resources. I tried to make fonts over on Adobe Photoshop I also used simpler programmes such as Paint and Microsoft Word to develop some ideas. I also searched on the Internet for potential fonts that best fits the album name Unrest. So I downloaded denial and I really liked the reversed  ‘N’ in Unrest , it emphases the idea of tiredness, confusion that feeling that we don’t always have it together. Most importantly that is clear for audience to identify and read if they were to pick up in a music store.
In my second experiment I embossed the font, creating an internal black line that I thought ruined its appearance by darkening the bright yellow, and did nothing to improve it. On the other hand, I like the slight distortion around the first letters.
Next is my final experiment to enhance the appearance of the font I made two of the same effect, whereby, I created a reflection of both words. The artist name above uses a half reflection (touching). While the album name is a full reflection (touching). I think this makes for an interesting connection to the albums theme of distress and complication.