Saturday, 12 May 2012

All - Final Magazine Advert

Here is our Final Magazine Advert.

All - Final Digipak

Here is the final digipak.

Front Panel

Bank Panel

Credit Section

Lyric Section


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

CO - Digipak Additions

I have made some edits to the digipak, and have now included a sticker detailing the contents, and also a spine with the name of the digipak, a catalogue number and the record label on it. In addition to THAT, I have also changed the format of the inside so that there is a pullout/booklet for the lyrics, printed on every page, giving the text more room and also allowing for more images to be incorporated into the digipak. To see the largest version of the pullout, clickhere. Lastly, I have edited the tracks on the back of the digipak to suit the conventions more and changed the font to a more eroded and distorted one too.

To see the updated digipak back, click here.
To see the updated digipak front, click here.
To see the new lyric pages, click here.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

SB - Miss May I Research

Miss May I
Miss May I are an american metalcore band from Troy, Ohio they formed in 2006 and signed to the notorious metalcore recored label Rise Records in 2008. They released the first album Apologies Are For The Weak through the label. Original members are Levi Benton, Justin Aufdemkampe, BJ Stead, Ryan Neff (who left in late 2007 to join Cincinnati band, Rose Funeral and was then replaced by Josh Gillespie), and Jerod Boyd. their first release was a 5-track EP titled Vows for a Massacre and followed it up with a demo in 2008, which was self-released. The band released the next album Monument in 2010. 


Apologies Are For The Weak


SB - Casting

In our music video the band members make up for the entire cast.  The band members consisted of an all male, late teen group. We felt it was easier just to have the band as the cast due to practical purposes and for direction it was easier to control a smaller number of people. When filming the werewolf scenes we used one of the band members who wasn't filming or whoever was holding the camera at the time. The members of the band fit in with the typical audience of the genre young males, this is also a convention of metalcore bands the members are made up of young males between the age of 15-24.

When we filmed we gave the band a uniform appearance by making everyone where skinny jeans, a black t shirt and trainers however we did change this up with the vocalists outfit. We made the vocalists outfit appear different because we wanted to single him out as the front man of the band.

Friday, 16 March 2012

CO - Digipak's relationship to video and original images

I created the digipak's designs with the same idea that I'd had with the magazine ad, and that was to create a recurring theme through all three media texts. The main idea I wanted is that of the location and surrounding area that we shot; this involves Ilkley moor, stills from the wood where we shot our video and other varying areas of greenery. Our original plan was to shoot at the 12 Apostles on Ilkley Moor, but this soon became problematic as we could not get the equipment up there, especially in the snowy conditions we had.

Still, we used an image of the 12 apostles anyway because of the foreboding and isolated appearance of it, and also due to the aspect of intertextuality it had with Stonehenge, i.e the Spinal Tap-esque feel, but not as tongue-in-cheek.We used quite a lot of pictures from this area, and used Adobe Photoshop to edit them subtly, I decided to go with black and white undertone.

Another shot we used, for the back panel.

This is the front cover; featuring a forest
canopy, edited with instagram.
The 12 apostles credits section background. 

CO - Magazine Ad - relationship to video & original images

When I was creating the magazine advert for our group, I thought it should have a strong theme that echoes through both the advert's layout and also links in with our music video, forming a sort of contextuality through both media texts. I had done a series of drafts before the final one was completed, and those also related to the video, and included pictures, stills and more, but the backgrounds needed work and were not prominent and detailed enough.

Here are the original images that I took for the advert's background. I created these by lying my guitar down in the grass and covering my arm in food-colouring (the colouring was blue, so I had to make the image black and white instead) to give the impression of a bloodied band member, a theme obviously recurring throughout the whole music video.

The final image used for the advert.

One of the runner-up ideas, I liked the torch
aspect on this one.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

CO - Digipak's relationship to video and original images

P. R. Brown is a graphic designer, photographer, and music video director. As well as being well known for directing music videos he is also known well for designing album covers. Some of the album covers he has designed are for Mötley Crüe, Korn, Godsmack and Marilyn Manson. However he has directed music videos in a range of ranges. Bands he has directed music videos for include Bullet For My Valentine, My Chemical Romance, The Smashing Pumpkins, Slipknot and many more.

His full filmography follows

  • 2012
  • "Cross country" - Mack
  • "McShake" - McDonalds
  • "Giants" - American Idol/Ford
  • "Hats off to the bull" - Chevelle
  • "Comin Around" - Josh Thompson
  • "Angels & Stars" - Eric Turner featuring Lupe Fiasco and Tinie Tempah
  • 2011
  • "HELL in HANDBASKET LIVE DVD'" - Meat Loaf
  • "Face to the floor'" - Chevelle
  • "Gimme all your lovin'" - Filter
  • "Electric Eye" - As I Lay Dying
  • "The Ghost" - The Hot Gates
  • "Not Again" - Staind
  • "Dance Without You" - Skylar Grey
  • "C'mon" - B'z
  • "Ate o Fim" - Madame Saatan
  • "Respira" - Madame Saatan
  • "Walking Dead Man" - Black Tide
  • "That Fire" - Black Tide
  • "Fireflies" - Ford/American Idol
  • "Be yourself" - Ford/American Idol
  • "World" - Ford/American Idol
  • "All this beauty" - Ford/American Idol
  • "Badass" - Saliva
  • "The world" - Ford/American Idol
  • "Don't wanna lie" - B'z
  • "Lies of the Beautiful People" - Sixx A.M.2010

  • "Blackline Commercial" - Harley Davidson
  • "XM@quot; - Corey Taylor
  • "SING" - My Chemical Romance
  • "Digital (Did You Tell)" - Stone Sour
  • "Nowhere" - Murderdolls
  • "Hesitate" - Stone Sour
  • "Issues" - Escape the Fate
  • "Say You'll Haunt Me" - Stone Sour
  • "My Dark Place Alone" - Murderdolls
  • "Half of My Heart" - John Mayer
  • "Believe" - American Idol/Ford
  • "Frozen Moment" - American Idol/Ford
  • "All Night Long" - Buckcherry
  • "Kung Fu Fighting" - American Idol/Ford
  • "Our Time Now" - American Idol/Ford
  • "Your Betrayal" - Bullet for My Valentine
  • "The Last Fight" - Bullet for My Valentine
  • "Tonight" - Dommin2009

  • "Tattoos & Tequila" - Vince Neil
  • "Snuff" - Slipknot (co-directed with Shawn Crahan)
  • "Letter from a Thief" - Chevelle
  • "Hazardous" - Vanessa Amorosi
  • "Doesn't Mean Anything" - Alicia Keys
  • "Break" - Three Days Grace
  • "Smash the Control Machine" - Otep
  • "Let Down" - Dead By Sunrise
  • "Crawl Back In" - Dead By Sunrise
  • "Still Unbroken" - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • "One Day" - Matisyahu
  • "Move Along" - American Idol - Ford commercial
  • "Energy" - American Idol - Ford commercial
  • "Mixed Up" - American Idol - Ford commercial
  • "Pocket Full of Sunshine" - American Idol - Ford commercial
  • "We Will Rock You" - American Idol - Ford commercial
  • "Chocolate Box" - Prince featuring Q-Tip
  • "Crimson and Clover" - Prince
  • "Sulfur" - Slipknot
  • "The Letter" feat. Vanessa Amorosi - Hoobastank (co-directed with Jess Carfield)
  • "Crüe Fest Live DVD" - Mötley Crüe/Buckcherry/Papa Roach/Trapt
  • "White Trash Circus" - Mötley Crüe2008

  • "My Turn" - Hoobastank
  • "Dead Memories" - Slipknot
  • "Another Way to Die" (theme from Quantum of Solace) - Alicia Keys and Jack White
  • "Elephants" - Rachael Yamagata
  • "Crüefest Live DVD" - Mötley Crüe
  • "Mutherfucker of the Year" - Mötley Crüe
  • "Tomorrow" - Sixx:A.M.
  • "Psychosocial" - Slipknot
  • "Who's Going Home with You Tonight?" - Trapt
  • "Five Star Band" - Mead commercial
  • "Saints of Los Angeles" - Mötley Crüe
  • "Pray for Me" - Sixx:A.M.
  • "The Stone" - Ashes Divide
  • "Hollywood's Not America" - Ferras
  • "The Step and the Walk" - The Duke Spirit
  • "Great Divide" - Hanson2007

  • "Accidents Can Happen" - Sixx:A.M.
  • "Confrontation" - Otep
  • "Amazing" - Seal
  • "Breed" - Otep
  • "Almost Easy" - Avenged Sevenfold
  • "That's the Way (My Love Is)" - Smashing Pumpkins
  • "Over You" - Daughtry
  • "1973" - James Blunt
  • "My World" - Emigrate
  • "New York City" - Emigrate
  • "Life Is Beautiful" - Sixx:A.M.
  • "Tarantula" - Smashing Pumpkins
  • "Sweet Sacrifice" - Evanescence
  • "Cry Over Me" - Meat Loaf
  • "February Song" - Josh Groban2006

  • "Ghost Flowers" - Otep
  • "Different Than You" - The Exies
  • "Oh! Gravity." - Switchfoot
  • "Crazy Bitch" (2nd version) - Buckcherry
  • "Next 2 You" - Buckcherry
  • "Wanna Love U Girl (Remix Feat. Busta Rhymes & Pharrell)" - Robin Thicke
  • "Let Love In" - Goo Goo Dolls
  • "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" - Meat Loaf
  • "Original Fire" - Audioslave
  • "Outrageous" - Paul Simon
  • "30/30-150" - Stone Sour
  • "Stay with You" - Goo Goo Dolls
  • "Cold (But I'm Still Here)" - Evans Blue
  • "Promise (You and Me)" - Reamonn
  • "Marching Bands of Manhattan" - Death Cab for Cutie2005

  • "King Without a Crown" - Matisyahu
  • "Something Inside of Me" - Wicked Wisdom
  • "Ugly" - Sevendust
  • "Where Do You Draw the Line?" - From Autumn to Ashes
  • "Brother" - Dark New Day
  • "I'm the One" - Static X
  • "Same Old Situation" - Mötley Crüe
  • "Sick Love Song" - Mötley Crüe
  • "I Walked With a Zombie" - Wednesday 13
  • "Walking Shade" - Billy Corgan2004

  • "If I Die Tomorrow" - Mötley Crüe
  • "Lilacs and Lolita" - From Autumn to Ashes
  • "Warhead" - Otep
  • "Buried Alive" - Otep
  • "Shut the Fuck Up" - Brides of Destruction
  • "Lost Without Each Other" - Hanson2003

  • "The Only" - Static X
  • "Remember" - Presence
  • "Brick By Brick" - Grade 8
  • "Transdermal Celebration" - Ween
  • "I Could Care Less" - DevilDriver2002

  • "Milligram Smile" - From Autumn to Ashes
  • "Build Your Cages" - Pulse Ultra
  • "Dead in Hollywood" - Murderdolls
  • "Anger Rising" - Jerry Cantrell
  • "My Last Serenade" - Killswitch Engage