Hello again. Bad news, there's a new project in GT. Good news, as of today, 5-11-16, there are 12 more days of school. The new project is a music video. The biggest problem with this is that I'm the main character in it, and I'm in a walking boot and on crutches. So other than that minor drawback, everything is just peachy. I couldn't find a team fast enough, so I have to be in a team of four instead of three. And the song... the song is Johnny B. Goode. Never heard of it? Exactly. It's older than dirt. I don't mean black and white video. I mean a picture for the whole thing. A black and white picture. But back to the point. Our story line is about a country boy named Johnny who moves to the city, and gets teased for being a country kid. Back on his ranch, he used to play guitar, but no one appreciates it in the city. So he gets mad and gives up guitar. But then the lyrics say something his mother once told him, and he gives guitar another try, and ends up enjoying it once again. A sunset and some sprinkles would have been fitting.
Our song, as you know, is not the most modern. I would say it is blues song, so it is not exactly fast paced. We were supposed to match the video to cut to the beat, so we have fairly long shots. In this body paragraph, we were supposed to describe our favorite "fast edit montage sequence". We don't have a part that I would call a fast montage, but I do have a favorite part. My favorite part is in the very start, when Johnny rolls out of bed, washes his face, and then walks down the hall. I like it because it is not glorified like many music videos currently, and it is relatable. Also, I like that when Johnny walks down the hall, he has Micah following him lip syncing. What I like about that is that Johnny doesn't notice Micah, like he's not there to Johnny.
This music video showcases our teams strength in multiple ways. Micah has very good timing and is a great lip syncer. As you can see by the clothes, it was done all in one day, but not rushed. This tells that Linden, who was the main "director", if you will, was a very good director. I acted, and I think that was my strong suit of this project. I was able to portray whatever mood Johnny was supposed to be feeling.
Song: Johnny B Goode
Artist: Chuck Berry
Lyrics: Deep down Louisiana close to New Orleans