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