Steps to make a music video?
Steps to make a music video?
-Get a video camera
yes phiend almost got it right, but really the first and most important step
pull your head out of your ass and learn something, no ones going to spoonfeed you something so easy, that would be the metaphorical equivilant to feeding a grownman baby food whilst making plane noises cause he wont swallow the easy digesstable carrots and mashed peas!
do yourself a favor, and eat your own god damn pea's gauranteed you'll learn alot better if you dont try and get spoon fed some quick solutions-cheers and goodluck though sir.
Here are the steps on how to create a music video:
Choose Your Song
Get a Team and Equipment Together
Plan Your Shoot and Film
Edit (Be Creative)
I agree with everyone here in that you should really figure it out on your own by studying good music videos and doing a little research. But you turned to the forums for advice, not for people to tell you to **** off. In my opinion you can go two routes. 1- you have a series of stage like sets where your rapper stands in front of a semi-interesting backdrops and raps. You cut these set pieces up with some kind of actual action, you know something happening that's more interesting than dudes standing in front of a wall. But standing in front of a wall rapping is a tried and true method. 2- Come up with and film an actual story sort of music video that ties into the song somehow. Tell a story, approach it like a feature film and come up with an interesting idea.
That being said, these are ideas I picked up from watching other music videos, and the best way you'll get the hang of it is to watch good videos, research a couple of simple film techniques, practice some shit, and just be original and do you. Thats real man.
Just make sure your equipment are ready. you have already your plan of the video based on your idea.your idea for the video can be anything related to the song or just random. You must consider elements in the production process like the lighting, angles, position, etc - those are on the technical side but really, just shoot and record and that's it.
1: pick music
2: tape all footage or pictures you will use...make sure it all fits the genral mood of the song...
3: get software...i hear sony vegas is a good program...if you cant afford any just use movie maker......
all these guys are right. \just do it, dont proscrastinate and you dont need a crew. a video dont have to be up to industry standards and a $120 hd camcorder will get the job done. use trial software without expirations. ie Movie Maker has no expiration and i think comes fully unlocked. Vegas is good and FCP (Mac) for beginners.
Think of a creative way to present what you are saying and take the leap. dont need all those graphics and stuff. keep it simple until you want to prove yourself. by that time you have a small network to help and you now know a little more than you began with.
1. get camera
2. use alot of lights: cause cheap camera may be good but their exposure/aperture arent great
5.edit: slice, chop, overlap, add presets effects and transitions
7. export as a .mp4 or .flv for net purposes, .avi or .mov for dvds
8. upload and wait for responses
will be over quick. to see how easy a video can be go to youtube /aeomusicvid :: the "Calm" track was at 300+ plays before taking it down. not much but its something being i only shared it with 8 people at max. the "phoenix rose" i shot entirely on my own, every shot. and the rose in the backyard is some basic 3D i comped in after effects
Don't knock him for asking, that's what forums are for.
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