The Music Video

Whoever can concoct a multimedia spell to make teenagers trade their allowances for little plastic disks will earn points toward the House Cup.
Kickoff meeting with the captains Tuesday January 21st at 4pm.

Each house will work in a different musical genre. These are the choices:
  • Rock
  • Rap/Hip Hop
  • R&B
  • Pop (Female vocalists)
  • Pop (Male vocalists)
  • Folk
  • Dance/Techno/Electronica
  • 80's
  • Pre-80's
  • Country
  • Latin
  • Bollywood
  • Other ethnic

Overall quality 0-9 pts
Editing 0-9
Choreography 0-9
Special effects 0-4
Participation 2 pts for each team member in the video
5 pts for each team member who sings or plays an instrument
Usage of any of the following in a relevant way:
  • A broom
  • A magic wand
  • A cape
  • An owl
  • A mythical creature
  • A potion
  • Lightning
0-2 pts per item
Original singing 0-9
New sound effects/beats 0-9
Original instrumentation 0-19
New lyrics 0-19

Details / Tips
  • Turn in the video on a cued DV tape to Harold Fox in NE43-811 by 2pm on Thursday.
  • Take lots of footage. You don't want to have to reshoot scenes the night before it is due.
  • Shoot the same scene from multiple camera angles, so you can cut between them.
  • Plan for two days of pure editing.
  • Cut constantly. A typical music video has almost as many cuts as a full length feature film.

Resources (more to come)