Friday, 27 November 2009


Original storyboards and collection of ideas:

Sunday, 8 November 2009

The Mood Board

So this is the Mood board, its full of images of people having fun and just general enjoyment, as well as, of course music related images such as instruments and crowds and performances. This mood board is full of fun, light heartedness and careless joy. this is an atempt to show what our band is ment to be like.

The Video

Okay so for the video we decided to go for the whole party/performance shoot, as i believe this fits the video perfectly. i was inspired to do this by a few songs that i enjoy and their videos. Oh and i forgot to mention this so i guess now is as good a time as any, the band consists of 5 members, 4 guys and 1 girl.

The video begins with the female band member in bed and shots of empty streets all seperated by some fades. when the music kicks in it cuts to a shot of a mobile on the desk ringing, then a close up of the phone showing whose calling. The Female picks up the phone, then it cuts again to see the girl getting out of bed and getting ready/walking out the room. she then enters another room full of the sleeping, remaining band members and walks through waking them, the floor is littered in empty bottles and food wrappers suggesting a party of some sort teh previous night. We then have many fast, quick cut shots of the band getting ready and grabbing instruments and loading them into the back of a van.

Shots of the band inside the van looking out of the windows and such looking tired and glum. and a street shot of the van driving past and down the road.

(All of the above is going too be in black and white as i think this will give it a lazy and rush feel, the same sort of feeling that the band might have as they've just woke up and are rushing off to perform.)

(Every thing from now on is going to be shot in colour, this is to match the party atmosphere are to give it that extra feeling as the first half is primarily shot in Black and White)

We have a shot of a door to a new house, the door is opened and the camera is positioned and shoots asif it is a member at this party, it follows a few other people through the house and we get shots of 'Party Antics' such as people conversing and drinking, a couple making out on the stairs and those sorts of things. the camera stops following and holds back to show the entirety of the party from within the house.

We then go back to outside the house and see the band pulling up onto the drive. shots of the band jumping out of the van and being greeted by the host and others. shots of the band progressing through the house with gear then quick, short cut shots of the band setting up. some one offers the band some drinks. other party antic shots. on the breakdown part of the song someone will blow smoke into the camera and as it kicks back in the camera will push through the smoke to reveal the band fully set up and start performing. the rest of the video is going to be shots of party antics, band performance and possibly a few of the band joining in with the party. we will fade at the end of teh song and have shots of teh band passed out in various places, ending up with a comnplete circle and giving the impression that this is an evry day thing for the band.

Heres a few of the videos that inspired and helped create our music vedio:

this video from fall out boy gave me the whole black and white idea as they used it aswell and i found that i really enjoyed thier use of it, you will find this section under the timing (3:23) onwards.

well this is my favourite out of the inspiring videos. this one from Jimmy eat world was the biggest inspiration as it is almost exactly what we want to do, showing the combination of party/performance and this is where i had the idea for the following camera through the house as they use it in the intro to the video.

okay so this isnt the original song but its the original video which is all i really needed. this on by black eyed peas gave the inspiration for the shots of the band getting ready but of course ours will be alot faster and this is alot slower due to the slow pace nature of the song. but again this is also a video of Party/performance which is what we want to be able to achieve.

The Single

Okay so for The Red Riot Society's single we chose to do Dayglo (Originally sung by Iglu & heartly). We chose this because both Kirsty and I enjoy this song and thought that it matched the ideology of the Our band. Its happy go lucky and a feel good party song that appeals to the audience of the teens and twenties, of which our band would primarily be aiming for.

The lyrics of the song promote enjoyment and carelessness. They tell you to have fun and enjoy yourself while you can, this is the exact ideology of The Red Riot Society.

They call me, Day glo, in the day I glo
They call me, night bright, in the night I light
All the corners of the streets with my eyes

They call me, Day glo, in the day I glo
They call me, Night bright, in the night I light
All the corners of the streets getting high

(Verse 1)
They call me
In the day I glow
They call me
Night bright
In the night I light
Up all the corners of the streets with my eyes
I got nothing to give, just a little tiny surprise
Now you only know the me
That doesn't think twice
Acting so cool and relaxed
Yea I seem so nice
f**kin free like a bird
But I don't fly much
And I like how you like my touch
Now check it what.

They call me, Day glo, in the day I glo
They call me, night bright, in the night I light
All the corners of the streets with my eyes

They call me, Day glo, in the day I glo
They call me, Night bright, in the night I light
All the corners of the streets getting high

(Verse 2)
Swing and swing
And take your hand
And put it on the rope and swing
Doesn't matter if you let it go
You won't feel anything
We can't be hurt or touched
We got a ray of light, we're high, we're flying
And shining up above the moon tonight
See I'm melting like a man of snow
Or a snowman
Holdin cold hands
Take a little sip
But don't dance, ha
We can't be hurt or touched
We got a ray of light, we're high, we're flying
And shining up above the moon tonight

They call me, Day glo, in the day I glo
They call me, night bright, in the night I light
All the corners of the streets with my eyes

They call me, Day glo, in the day I glo
They call me, Night bright, in the night I light
All the corners of the streets getting high

The Red Riot Society

Are a contemporary rock band who emerged in the summer of '09. The Band formed from a group of friends with a common interest, music and playing music that people enjoyed. They got onto the internet and started up their Myspace page and posted their tracks that they'd recorded in the keyboard player's 'home studio' alond with a few recorded in a local studio. The use of the Myspace page allowed them to premote their music to people accross the world with ease. Once they had been recongnised, an independant promoter contacted them and offered them places in local gigs, concerts and venues to get the band heard more. The performances in underground clubs and small venues proved successful as they were offered a chance to support successful mainstream artists on tour such as; Kids in Glass Houses and YouMeAtSix. After a few more months the band were approached by Mercury Records, who offered them a contract leading them to be signed with a recognised Label in the music industry, And the release of their single 'Dayglo'.

The Red Riot Society believe its all about the music, not the fame and money. The creation of music is for enjoyment and not for prophet, to inspire and to create new music and musicians. And that you should enjoy the life you live.

Drive-Thru Records

Drive-Thru Records was established in 1996. It is owned by siblings Richard Reines and Stefanie Reines. Fenix Tx were the first band to get airplay for the label, and when they got added to KROQ, the calls came in from major labels looking to make a deal. They decided on MCA records, which turned out to be both great and terrible for the label. 5 years later, Drive-Thru finally reclaimed it's freedom and partnered with Sanctuary for distribution. Sanctuary had it's share of problems and was eventually sold to Universal, and Drive-Thru wound up in the catalog division of UME. Not the best place for a label releasing current bands. In August 2009, the label started to decide on its next venture for the future.

Innovators in marketing and promotion, Drive-Thru was the first label to hand out label samplers on the Van's Warped Tour, the first to have their own stage on the Van's Warped Tour, the first to add pop-up pages to a music website and the first to offer an entire EP including artwork and videos as a free download to fans (Hellogoodbye - The Avocado EP).

Bands that have achieved notable success during their time on the label include Halifax, Allister, New Found Glory, Fenix*TX, Midtown, Finch, The Starting Line, Something Corporate, Dashboard Confessional, The Early November, Senses Fail, and Hellogoodbye, Final Round...

Drive-Thru Records' highest Billboard 200 charting releases include The Early November's The Mother, the Mechanic, and the Path (#31) and Hellogoodbye's Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! (#13).

Current Bands:

An Angle
The Early November
Hidden In Plain View
House Of Fools
Houston Calls
I Am The Avalanche
I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Dave Melillo
New Found Glory
Say No More
Self Against City
Something Corporate
The Starting Line
Steel Train

Roadrunner Records

The label was launched in the Netherlands in 1980 and was originally referred to as "Roadracer Records" in the United States. Roadrunner's initial business was importing North American metal-band recordings into Europe. In 1986 Roadrunner opened its US headquarters in New York City and later opened offices all over the world. Early successes included albums from King Diamond (the first Roadrunner artist to enter the Billboard Top 200 albums chart) and Annihilator. The label also handled early Metallica releases in the Scandinavian region. The end of the 1980s saw the release of two albums that are now considered classics of their respective genres: Obituary's Slowly We Rot and Sepultura's Beneath the Remains.

The 1990s saw the arrival of acts such as Life of Agony, Machine Head, Suffocation and Type O Negative. Sepultura's 1993 album, Chaos A.D., became the first Roadrunner band to crack the Top 40 on the Billboard album chart. Type O Negative became the first Roadrunner band to receive a certification from the RIAA; this was a Gold award (and later Platinum award) for the 1993 album Bloody Kisses, which was certified in 1995. The band also became the first Roadrunner band to receive radio play. In 2000, Slipknot became the first Roadrunner band to go Platinum.

Beginning in 2001, Roadrunner was distributed by the Universal Music Group through a share of the label owned by The Island Def Jam Music Group. This deal has now expired.

On December 18, 2006, Warner Strategic Marketing signed an agreement to purchase a majority in shares (73.5%) of Roadrunner Records' parent company, Roadrunner Music Group B.V. This deal became finalized on January 29, 2007 after receiving regulatory approval in Germany.

On June 11, 2008, Roadrunner Records was voted as the "Best Metal Label" by Metal Hammer at their Golden Gods Awards, an award that it has won the past four years in a row.

However, Roadrunner have also been accused as of being a label only interested in current or trendy alternative music, reflected by their current roster of mainly popular and metalcore acts. The most notable example of this is the treatment of the main death and thrash metal bands on Roadrunner's roster throughout the 90s including Obituary, Deicide, Death, Gorguts and Pestilence who were either dropped or left the label after ill treatment. Ex-Roadrunner Records artists, GlassjAw, also have nothing but horrible things to say of Roadrunner regarding their treatment from the label. More recently, in 2008 punk cabaret chanteuse Amanda Palmer was told by the label that they wanted to re-edit her video for "Leeds United" to make her look slimmer, causing a firestorm on the Internet from fans. Palmer has since asked to be dropped by the label.


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