iMovies….MY movie!

Ok time to go through the clips. Firstly I DELETED the ones I knew were out of focus, too sunny or just plain naff. These clips take up a lot of space on the old lappy so best to down load them to a external hard drive. I have a passport one and its great. Look out for deals on the internet. I got mine for £50 (half price from normal).

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WD Passport hard drive

I have never edited in my life. I opened up iMovies on my mac. There is a very short and straight to the point tutorial. Do not be put off by this. I had no choice but to watch it. It is so easy even my mom could do it! If you get real stuck go onto you tube and search for ‘how to use iMovies’, include what version you have… After a lot of scene selecting and ‘trying’ to sync bits up I had created a short film. If you are the singer you may well want to teach yourself some editing tricks. After all only you know how you want to look. I chose the bits I thought worked better. In fact we could have done with more footage but we had no time. Something to bare in mind next time…

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Print screen of how i Movie looked after…build it up scene by scene. Trust me its easy!

Filming on location!

Its Friday and the suns blazing down on us. I packed all my props in the boot of my car. I needed a tent, bowler hat, folder, paper boat, sunlounger, bottle of ginger beer, a gold gold tray, bread for the ducks! I put most things in a pull around suitcase-easy to lug around.

Don’t forget to take your hair and make up and changes of outfits with you. Take some food/water.

I bought a Vivitar DVR 1080P HD Camcorder £49.99 from Argos. It was on promotion at half price. Ok it was our first time and to be fair it worked out OK. By all means if you have a better cam then great! Take your laptop(s), spare SD memory cards and extra leads. Make sure your cam corder is charged up! Lucky we could re charge the cam via USB/laptop.

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With our storyboard in mind me, Edgar and Luke O’Downie (our extra) went to our location which was Abbey Park in Leicester. As I had pre planned each location, we simply went to our desired spot, set up and filmed! It was easy. We were there early morning so there was hardly anyone around. We knew we were there for a reason so if people are watching try to ignore them. Think of how important it is for you to get this done, besides you gonna be a star soon anyway so best start getting used to the lime light right?

Filming took us approx 10AM-3PM. We changed locations to Western Park half way through at which point Taxman went home. At Western Park we got the band stand shots. I really wanted the band stand in and the one at Abbey Park was surrounded by a fair! Lucky we had a 2nd one in Leicester. It was fun. We took many many takes, several for ‘good luck’ then called it a day.

One for the ladies….

Today I picked out a few dresses from ASOS. (Easy to use and select the free delivery option) It is important to look good in your video. Have an image in mind, fans will buy into your voice yes but many may buy into your music because they like the look of YOU! Stalker alert!

I am not a toned kinda gal and feel slightly conscience about the wobbly bits-thank the choccie bars for that. I opted for long sleeved dresses to hide my arms and for the tummy area some support pants, I’m sure most ladies have a pair of bridget joneses, wear them to give you that sleek neat look. Primark do them well cheap-try before you buy. I will choose one item and send the rest back for a refund. At least ONE will fit?! If you can’t afford anything then dig out your best dress, revamp it-stick a pretty flower pin on. Less is more.

The role I am playing is: I’m throwing a strop because I can’t have the Hermes bag so the Chanel one will have to do’ kind of girl. Well that’s my interpretation of the song we are doing. Hehe. So now I sit and wait for my delivery tomorrow.

Sorry guys if I bored you but it’s also something for you to think about. Pick your favourite athlete or rapper, what do they wear in their spare time? Get some inspiration, you’ve got a lot of female fans out there waiting for ya!

Day one of making a music video….

Hi all…

The idea here is to make a music video to a song cover of our choice. It is actually to be entered in a comp. So far people are charging £100. Not bad if your earning…however many of us muso’s are as skint as a flint. I am a strong believer in D.I.Y so…lets do it!

Ingredients:

1 singer (Pamella Moo), A sound guy (Edgar), A Guitarist (Benn),  A Extra (Luke).

One for the Ladies (and some guys too)…think about what you’re gonna be wearing in the vid. Get your outfit(s) sorted out now. Check out online shops-ASOS or borrow your mates dress. Sort out your hair and make up before hand. Try asking a friend or relative to assist you with this, all us girlies know someone who’s good at ‘painting’ so holla at them! Always credit the people you take on board at the end of the project.

I am assuming you will know musicians, sound people as you’re maybe jamming with people already. If not you can always put on FB posts on relative sites (more on networking  later). Our deadline is 2nd Aug. Thats approx 2 weeks! I work best under pressure so this should be a doddle…am I gonna regret saying that?

To date I have decided the following:

Ed the sound rec guy is on stand by, ready to record the guitar parts and my vocals possibly Friday.

Benn guitar guy is strumming away at home and we’ll meet Thursday to go through the track!

Luke our ‘tax man’ extra who is a student currently doing performing arts so he can bounce some ideas out way on location.

Meanwhile I have printed out the lyrics and started visualising ‘scenes’ and possible locations around Leicester. Do this-write your ideas down, brainstorm! Be creative. You can go out on location OR film at a bar, up to you.