I have decided to take 4 different photos for my digipak
1) The whole band standing with a black back drop behind them.
2) the singer sat on a bar by the river.
3) the weir in Worcester
4) a photo being burned.
For my magazine advertisement I am again going to use the band standing against a black back drop, but have them in different positions or maybe holding their instruments.
Friday, 15 November 2013
I have been reading Pete's Blog posts about 'Death of the Album'. I think that the album is now an ageing way to purchase music. I think this because in today's technologically filled environment there is no need to go to a shop and buy an album when you can get it on your phone. I also think that the album its self is going to die out as, due to the ability of buying individual songs, there is going to be less demand for full albums. The way that some artists combat this is to only make the songs available if you buy the album. http://petesmediablog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/death-of-album-part-1.html I also had a go at making some album covers using the tips he gave. http://petesmediablog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/death-of-album-part-2.html
Monday, 11 November 2013
This is my very basic first practise at a digipak. My first impressions are that it is going to take a lot of work to perfect my own work to achieve a very high standard. I will do this by using a lot of the Photoshop tutorials available to me form the internet. This will help as I can give my finished digipak the realistic touches.
Sunday, 10 November 2013
Digipaks are different from what they used to be. Due to the increase in digital downloads digipaks are now for serious fans of the artist and what to show their dedication by buying a hard copy to have and to hold. All of the Digipaks that I have researched are from bands in a similar genre and, therefore, have a similar target audience. The key conventions of these digipaks (apart from Biffy Clyro) are that they have a photo of the whole band. This will appeal to the audience because they will feel more of a connection with the band than if they had just bought the digital version. Other things that they have in common is the use of interesting imagery, this makes the pack look a lot more appealing. The Killers, as it is a greatest hits album, have written a thank you message to all their fans and their support. When I come to doing my digipak I want to include these conventions but I will have to remember that my band is not as mainstream as the bands that I have researched. This doesn’t mean that I can’t stick to most of the conventions, if anything it means I can bend them and intend to do this by using more landscape photos of the singer to give the audience a sense of loneliness about the artist (maybe something like Eminem’s Recovery album). I will use the band photo as I think that is important to the genre.
Friday, 8 November 2013
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
For my storyboard I have decided to do an animatic, like the one one shown in this Youtube clip:
The reason I have decided to do this is because, it will give me a clear view of what my finished product should look like. It also allows me to gain good editing skills and so that when I come to post production I wont be messing around figuring out what looks good as I will already know.