This is my final digipack;
I am happy with it as it has a definite theme across all the images and the colours fit nicely with one another. I reiterated the title of the CD by putting it on the actual disc and I put some lyrics of one of the songs on the inside booklet. I have also put all of the necessary logos and small print on the disc and back booklet.
Click on the link to view my complete layout;
It became clear to me, after researching rock videos that videos in this genre are often either blatantly or subtlety hinting at a specific topic or message that their song lyrics are portraying. Because the song I have chosen has some poignant lyrics such as ‘Life’s too short to even care at all’ and ‘If I could find a way to see this straight I’d run away’. Because of this and the fact that I had a talented actor capable of expressing much emotion, I decided to have a strong narrative to be the baseline running through my video of a young man confused of his identity within society and his search to find it- this is shown through his jumping from place to place using the motif of water to allow him to get from place to place.
The Fray’s video was an example of a rock video I watched with a large narrative emphasis to relay the message of the song. It was a big influence to the idea of my video;
Again with ‘Dirty little secret’ by All American Rejects
I chose to use water as the main theme to run through my piece as it is a plentiful resource in my home island and it is dynamic to capture on film.
I also incorporated the idea of ‘going back to your roots to rediscover yourself’ seen in videos as he turns full circle and eventually gets back to his life at the end. This sort of concept can be seen in the video ‘Somewhere only we know’ by Keane.
This is my first draft of my digipack. These are the reasons why it wasn’t right;
- There is no proper colour scheme that runs throughout
- The images don’t really correspond to each other
- The image of the face on top of the technicolour background is too busy
I like the technicolour effect on the back cover and I think the white font works well so I may continue on this back cover.
For my next draft I will make my digipack less bright to fit in with alternative rock genre digipacks
I did some more research to really cement in my mind the type of artwork common on alternative rock digipacks;
From looking at these I can see that if I put an image of my artist on the front cover then I should use some effects over his face to make the image look more abstract to fit in better with the genre’s music.
This is my 2nd draft;
There is a more definite colour scheme running through which is an improvement and the cover artwork is more abstract and interesting. However the colours are more pastel then many digipacks I’ve seen which makes me question the genre of this digipack.
I’m going to use blander colours in my next draft