Thursday, 17 November 2011

More ideas for digipack

Because my video is a parody, it represents fun and humour. Therefore my digipack is going to have to show this fun and humour. I have therefore thought of the idea of having a sort of montage of images and pictures that show off the humour in my video. Also by having a mix of images spread around the whole of my digipack it will have a sort of crazy feel to it, which sort of represents the lead singer. Also with the images i would also want animation, to give a fun side to it and also a vast amount of different colours to add a certain brightness to the album cover.

This coldplay album shown below has the colour combination that i would like to get on my album cover. It works really well as it stands out and so would look really good on my album cover.


This dizzee rascal cover below has the animation style that i would like on my cover. The writing on it is done in a very jokey style, and that's what i want on mine.


This Dr feelgood album has the animation i would like to use to show the lead singer. The way the character is drawn is in a very funny and humorous way and that is the exact feel i want to get from my album cover.

Singles: the U.A. Years +

I could even have gorillaz styled animation on my album, like the style shown below. This would certainly give the album cover a different feel to it.


Thursday, 10 November 2011

Alternative artwork

Because my video is a parody of hip hop I don't want my album artwork to be like all the other hip hop covers, i want mine to be different to the rest. This brought me onto kanye wests first 3 albums. These are called the college dropout, late registration and graduation. On these album covers they have a single character that is shown on all the album covers. What makes the character different is that it is a man dressed in a bear costume as you can see below.

File:Kanyewest collegedropout.jpg       File:Late registration cd cover.jpg  File:Graduation (album).jpg

This brought me onto the idea of having a character on the front of my album cover, a sort of alter-ego. Because my video is going to be comical, the character i choose would have to represent fun and humour.

Another different album cover is by the Wu-Tang Clan. As you can see below they have there faces covered up. What this does is give the artists a more intimidating look, like ghosts who haunt people.


Hip hop artwork

The examples below are of a typical RnB album cover. They all have an image of the main singer in some sort of pose, and most of the time looking straight into the camera, therefore making them look intimidating, which is the image they want to put forward.


File:Jayz inmylifetime.jpg

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

lip syncing

In my video I am going to have lip syncing in the chorus. This is the lyrics, Thank you, Thank you, thank you You're far too kind hold your applause this is your song not mines. These lyrics are going to be quite easy to lip sync and are not to fast. I am as well going to have a bit of lip syncing in the verses but only a few lines so it is not that difficult for the main singer.

lyrics for song

[Jay-Z Talking]Thank you, thank you very much
For comin' out this evening

[Verse 1]
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
You're far too kind
Hold you're applause
This is your song not mines
Thank you, thank you, thank you
Please hold your applause
For I just applied logic Keys keys open doors
Now I'm balcony, Opera, Black Tux, Binocula
Black luxe, Stop it I shouldn't be so popular
Name keep poppin' up Face keep poppin' up
On the tube I'm just watchin' Pacquaio box 'em up
How would I know HBO would get a shot of us
Sitting so close that we almost got snot on us
Please don't bow in my presence How am I a Legend?
I just got 10 #1 albums Maybe now 11
More hits than a Now! 11
That is no reason to treat me like I'm somehow from outta heaven
Heaven knows that I've made my mistakes
Thank God, what a guy as I say my grace
Who woulda thought by making birds migrate
For the winter I be fly all summer Might I say

Thank you, Thank you, thank you You're far too kind
Hold your applause This is your song not mines
Thank you, Thank you, thank you You're far too kind
Do me a favor, don't do me no favors I'll handle mines

[Verse 2]
Hovi Baby
We are really high, really high tonight
We tip the waiter a hundred dollars
To keep the ice cold, alright?
We the last guys to keep the Wise guys code alive
If I can't live by my word Then I'd much rather die
No no don't thank me, This is just how my suit is stitched
I'm cut from a different cloth, I'm just who the shoe fits
For the Color Of Money like a Tom Cruise flick
'Cept I put 8-balls in corners without using pool sticks
Beautiful music when champagne flutes click
Beautiful women sippin' throught rouge lips
Dangers approaches We're like wait who's this?
Let us save you some trouble son
What size suit you is?
This way after the Ruger shoots through a few clips
You can lay in your casket just as you is
We appreciate the target practices
We'll be sure to send flower baskets kid

[Repeat Hook]

[Verse 3]
I was gonna kill a couple rappers
But they did it to themselves
I was gon' do it with the flow
But they did it with their sales
I was gon' 9/11 'em, but they didn't need the help
And they did a good job them boys is talented as hell
Cuz not only did they brick they put a building up as well
They ran a plane into that building and when that building fell
Ran to the crash site with no masks and inhaled
Toxins deep inside their lungs until both of them was filled
Blew a cloud out like a L into a jar then took a smell
Cuz they heard that second hand smoke kills
Niggas thought they was ill found out they was...ILL
And it's like you knew exactly how I wanted you to feel


We are really high, really high tonight
Lucky Lefty, kiss the wife tonight for me


From watching many rap music videos I have noticed that they all have some sort of storyline involving the main character. For mine, the video will revolve around the main singer and his friends, messing about around ringwood and surrounding areas. In the video I will put in a few parody scenes. For example i will put in a pathetic fight scene scene between the main singer and one of his friends. This will be a parody because it goes against the tough guy image of rap stars. For the chorus i will use the shot i have talked about before with the main character in a car park with the camera moving around him. For all the other shots i will mainly use close up shots and mid shots. I will also do cuts in the shots in time with the beat of the music as is normally used in rap videos.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Ideas For video

This shot from a 50 cent video shows him singing in the middle of a car park. The car park is in a very glamorous location, as it is in Monaco. This gave me an idea of having my main singer in a car park, but instead in a car park in ringwood, so therefore it is taking the mick of the normal glamorous locations.

This Wiz Khalifa video shows the main singer driving an expensive car. This therefore can be taken the mick of by having my main singer in a really old, rusty car.

Also in rap videos, like the one above, they show off a lot of bling and so in my video i can show my character having fake, cheap jewelry.

Record label

For my record label I have decided to chose Aftermath Entertainment, this is run by Dr. Dre. a leading producer in rap music. I have chosen this label because of Dr. Dre and his history in the rap music business, producing some of the biggest rap stars of the last century. Acts on the label include eminem and 50 cent and some former members include busta rhymes and the game. It is therefore this experience in producing and distributing rap music that i have decided to chose this record label.
Aftermath entertainment.jpg