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.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Digipak Idea 1

We have been sitting down and talking to our media teacher. We have come up with a rough idea for our Digipak, however we have not yet put this idea together on photoshop or anything to see if this works just yet. 

So there is a relationship between the front and the back of our Digipak we are thinking of have a picture of all the band maybe standing on the Moors or maybe sat on some rocks we haven't yet decided. Then for the back cover maybe have the same image but this time from the back, so they have their backs facing us. We got this idea from a Linkin Park Digipak for "Minuets To Midnight". 

We also liked the idea of having them looking in the water and then maybe because it has been almost 10 years since our band N'Sync split have them looking in the water wearing clothes maybe they wore in the late 90's when they were popular
and then on the back have them looking in the water wearing clothes they would wear now, showing the time passing and the new generation of N'sync. 

As there has already been a N'sync Greatest Hits we are looking at naming our Digipak maybe something along the lines of N'sync 'The Hits' or N'sync 'Best Of' and then just include the songs which were made hits. 
We are thinking about having a pull out of a lyric sheet maybe, or a pull out sheet of information on the band maybe where they are today. Or a sheet with picture from behind the scenes or something along those lines. 

For the inside panels of the Digipak we are thinking of having something that links to the narrative so maybe the grave yard location and then super impose the band members into the shot, or different flashback scenes cropped and then merged together. 
Below is an example of a superimposed image on a Digipak : 

We are not yet decided whether we would like a 2 panel digipak : 

Or we may be using 3 Panel Digipak we have not yet decided : 

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Setting & Location Update

For our performance we are going to mainly be using settings around Ilkley including : 

  • The Moors
  • The Swing Bridge 
  • The River 
  • Ilkley Park .. Maybe 
  • Ilkley Tarn .. etc 
  • Cow and Calf Rocks 
All of these locations are very scenic especially the Moors and The Cow And Calf Rocks, they are very quiet locations and The Moors have different parts to film on. We got the idea from filming on the Moors from last years video by Emmie and Megan Backstreet Boys "As Long As You Love Me" as this location seemed to have worked very well and was also included on the digi pak. 

For the narrative we are going to be using Sophie Dixon's house which is situated in Ilkley. We are also going to use others locations such as: 
  • The Grave Yard .. Probably not going to be in the Grave Yard but maybe outside the gates
  • The Park .. This will be used maybe as a flashback to show how they first met. 

Filming Update

From editing footage we had already filmed, we noticed that we have to re-film. 

Friday 27th January we are planning some more performance footage of our boy band after school at 3 before it begins to become dark. Due to one person from our original line up of our Boy band being busy and time being a key issue for us, we are having to use another boy Tom Wardman instead, which ultimately means we are having to re-film all of our performance footage. 

Monday 30th January we are planning on filming some more narrative which again we are going to have to re-film everything due to our main narrative boy Ty Abraham going back to university. So we are now using Sophie Dixon as our main girl for the flashbacks in the narrative and Charlie Dellar for our lead boy in the narrative. 

Hopefully then we can begin editing these bits of footage and producing a rough cut of what we hope will become our final piece. 

Thursday, 12 January 2012


After our disruptions of filming in the Christmas holidays we drew up a new plan for filming.

Last Friday we filmed what we hopefully want to be our performance footage for our music video, to do this we filmed in several outside locations including The Swing Bridge, The Ilkley Moors and around Ilkley Tarn. We used four boy member for our boy band who were James Crowther, Jack Hanson, Temour  Ahmed and Mathew Frost.

Yesterday we then filmed some of our narrative for the music video, which we based around a couple and his life without her after she has gone. We are hoping to show this part through various flashbacks. 
However we had to film with two cameras a HD one and a Normal Camera as we filmed our performance with a normal camera due to their being no HD ones around, we had to film with both just in case there was a massive difference, this way we still have the footage and we can avoid re-shoots if there did appear to be a massive difference. 
Even though we have filmed most of our narrative we still have at least two more scenes to film for this part which involves our last scene. 

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

All- Amimatic

This is our animatic- A video of each shot of our call sheet with voice-over annotation.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Filming Disruptions

During the christmas holidays we were hoping to have filmed parts of our music video, both the narrative and the performances. However due to work commitments, bad weather and transport disruptions on the trains lines we had to cancel both our filming days. 

We are however hoping to film wednesday for the narrative part, and the performance part hopefully on saturday morning or monday if saturday fails.