Welcome to Mellie Productions

Welcome to Mellie Productions. Our company is a modern production company, we are working together to create a more up to date version of the N'Sync music video for their song 'Gone' which was released in 2001, making it just over 10 years old.

Monday, 12 December 2011


We are hoping to eventually put together a schedule for filming our first selection of scenes for our music video over the Christmas holidays period between the 16th and 23rd of December during the first week of the holidays, as this falls perfectly within when our actor for our lead boy for the narrative part is back from University in order for us to see if this person can actually pull of the lead. For the lead boy and girl we are going to be using real life couple, Bronte Duxbury in Year 12 and Tyrone Abraham, Mel's brother. 
We are hoping to have finished our Animatic for the end of the week Thursday or Friday, as this gives us then a rough planned story board for us to follow when filming, in order to gage the order of shots when filming.  An Animatic is a moving story board of our idea for the music video scenes in order, which we will then record ourselves for the voice over in order to explain what will be happening in the scene, once we have put the story board together we will then be editing the Animatic on Final Cut. 

Below is an example of an Animatic taken from Youtube : 

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Changes To The Music Vid Production

After presenting our sample scene to the class, we learnt we had to make some changes to our original idea. To begin with we were going to have one main lead from the band, as our lead role for the narrative idea of the couples break up, however after showing the sample footage of our idea, from audience feedback we have realised it would be easier to have a separate couple and male lead for the narrative and have the band as the performance aspects, maybe in location such as the moors, the park and maybe a different house to where we are filming the couple. 

We are also going to try and film more sample footage through the week, this time we are sticking with the beginning but trying to fit in our montage of picture of the couple hopefully before the music begins, in order to see if our montage will fit in this place or whether we will need to place it somewhere else.

Our idea from the montage of picture at the beginning has come from the opening of the US Sitcom 'How I Met Your Mother', where they use a variety of picture it some form of slideshow, which is the effect we are hoping to have. We are hoping to end the montage with the last picture being the main girl taking a picture, which we hope to then lead into a flashback of when that picture was taken, or if this doesn't work we are going to develop the bed scene we used in our first sample footage. 

All - Timed Lyric Sheet

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Sample Scene - Number 1

Here is our first sample scene for our Music Video, 'Gone' please feel free to leave any comments, Audience feedback is vital :

Untitled from Melodie Abraham on Vimeo.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Filming Sample Scene - Plan

Today we are going to plan our sample scene and filming schedule, we would have preferred to have filmed over the weekend, however to due work commitments and difficulties finding free cast members we had to push filming the scene back to today. We have sat down and planned our idea and decided on the scene we are going to film for our sample, we have decided to film what we would like to be the first scene of our music video consisting between the timings of  0:15 to approximately 1:00. 
Our scene is going to focus on the lead member of  our band, memorising on his past relationship with a girl, so we are also going to try and film some flashbacks to go in the scene. 

The locations we will hopefully be using consist of the park in Ilkley and a house. 
We will be filming these scenes in order to help us experiment with the black and white effect to see if this effect would work all the way through or just when signifying flashbacks to the audience. As we are filming after school we could have some issues with lighting outside with the nights becoming darker earlier , so if this happens we may just have to film the scene in a different location inside for the flashback. 

Friday, 11 November 2011

MA- Ideas for Cast

We have decided that we want to have a 4-man boy band even though originally NSYNC were a 5-piece. For the narrative side of the video we want to use a boy and girl.

For the boys we want them to be around our age, this is mainly because they are the easiest age group for us to get hold of whilst the age of the original NSYNC was 20-30 at the time of the video they all looked pretty young.
For the narrative we want to use the lead member of the band as the 'boyfriend'. One idea we have is to use my brother and his real life girlfriend as 'boyfriend' and 'girlfriend'.

Tyrone and Bronte
For the boyband cast we want to use my brother and 2 additional members, we have had some ideas of this but non have been confirmed so far.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

MA- Coursework Brief

The Brief

A promotional package for the release of an album, to include a music promo video , together with two of the following options.

1. A cover for its release as part of a digigpak (CD/DVD package)
2. A magazine advert for a the digipak (CD/DVD)

Saturday, 5 November 2011

MA- Use of Production Blog

This is our production blog and we plan to use it to keep record of the production of our coursework and the 2 ancillary texts- the magazine advert and the digipak.