Tips on producing a music video?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by logicpro7, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. logicpro7 macrumors 6502a

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    What advice or tips would you give on producing a good music video?

    Are there any books, UK courses or tutorials out there on this subject?

    What options are there on a small budget?


    Thanks.
     
  2. matteusclement macrumors 65816

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    oh boy...

    1. do some research on how to make your own steadicam. the effects that you can use with panning and moving are awesome for such a cheap piece of gear. I have a link on my home computer I will post.

    2. Lots of time. Be sure you can shoot all day long with no time constraints.

    3. Color correct the living $h!t out of it

    4. watch the genre you are looking for on youtube. LOTS.

    5. First video? Don't do a "plot". Just shoot the band.

    6. Try and have a 35mm adaptor. This will give a film look that music videos are based on.

    More to follow.
     
  3. logicpro7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you my friend,
    I have around nine months to do this, so i have plenty of time to learn.

    It will be a dance music video for my own track, so there will be no band just a female vocalist.

    Any links would be great. :)
     
  4. matteusclement macrumors 65816

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    the steadicam.

    I haven't made one yet, but the ability to have a "crane/boom" is nice because you can do really wide pans with a long crane. I have seen one video where the guy used a mic stand and modded it with a gimble and weights.

    I have thought about creating a string mechanism that would cause the camera to continue to look straight ahead as you panned left and right. follow?
     
  5. matteusclement macrumors 65816

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    are you looking for a fatboy slim effect?
    what kind of music video are you looking to emulate? post it.

    here is a music vid I did:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdCQsbIE51k&feature=channel_page
    Not so much to do with dancing...

    have a look at these videos in this thread:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=757677

    It sounds cold, but I find that it's good to look at amateur videos and think:
    this is NOT what I want - i.e- camera shake

    then look at pro videos and think:
    I like THAT.

    from there, you have a benchmark.

    another thing you want to look at is LIGHTING. go to vimeo and check out their online video schools. Free and very informative.

    what camera you shooting with?
     

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