Friday, November 25, 2016



DIGIPAK #2: Idea

I have been thinking about the design for our digipak and will describe it in the post. This might not be what we end up using in the final but gives a ruff idea of my idea. The front cover of the digipak will feature the singer holding an umbrella as that is the album logo. The front will also have the tile of the album over it. The colour of the text or font used i haven't decided yet ill see what I think looks best.

The back of the digipak will have the back of the singer walking towards the sun with the sunlight blinding the camera. The back will also include the titles of the songs that are included in the album. As of yet I have not thought about where the barcode or colour the text will be, this is something I will experiment with.

When you open the digipak there will be a single picture of all the band members with a border on the pictures. On the picture there will also be the BMTH letters. The disk will be in-between the pages like Bring Me The Horizons "THATS THE SPIRIT" digipak. The CD will have its own art which we will discuses later on.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

DIGIPAK #1: Research

Digipak is a patented style of optical disc packaging. Digipaks typically consist of a gatefold (book-style) paperboard or card stock outer binding, with one ore more plastic trays capable of holding a CD or DVD attached to the inside.
To the left you see a template of what a digipak looks like.
The digipak was made to resemble a vinyl with the cardboard covers but instead of holding a vinyl it holds a CD.

The good thing about digipaks rather than a CD cover or a Vinyl is that it is smaller in size than the vinyl but lighter in weight then a CD this makes transport cheaper and will also mean that shops can hold more inventory of digipak.

Digipaks have become very popular, due to the artwork they appeal to collectors, because of the paper feel it targets the nostalgic fell of vinyl. Because of its popularity it has a target audience on youtube of unboxing videos.

To the right you can see an example of what a digipak looks like. In this example you can see that you can open it to have 3 sides rather than a CD which only has 2.
On one page you can see the main cover which has the title of the title of the cover. On another page you can see a list of the songs that are on the CD. On the last page that we can see you have a medium close up of the artist.

Depending on the digipak whats on the pages might change. Some have a bunch of text but the most common is photos of the band or artist.

Bring Me The Horizon do have a digipak for their album "THAT'S THE SPIRIT". I found an unboxing video for the digipak and their box set (the video is in Spanish and the unboxing doesn't start until 2:35). It is very simple with no photos used only a black background with either white font or a different colour black. On the back there is a list of the songs, a barcode, music label, parental advisory warning and trademark message. The inside of the pack has one painting which goes over both pages with bright colours. The disk is in-between the paper and you have to grab it by the top to get it or you have to slide it out. There is also a booklet with some information on.

Friday, November 18, 2016



7th weekly podcast.
This week:

  • Updated website
  • Researched different websites 
  • Filmed some narrative scenes
Next week:
  • Film all planned narrative 

Friday, November 4, 2016



There is a mistake in the video where it says Podcast #3 when this is actually Podcast #5.
This week:

  • Filmed Performance 
  • Updated production schedule 
  • Started working on website


Today, I updated our production schedule (update 2) after we have filmed some footage. Unfortunately our female protagonist wasn't able to make it and so we weren't able to finish filming the entire narrative. We have also decided to choose another female protagonist, which we will be talking about in our 4th podcast.