Whether you are a music artist yourself, a music artist’s manager, a music artist’s friend, or anyone else interested in helping out someone in the music industry, you know how crucial it is for any musician to have a good music video which they can proudly attach their name to.
But how do you really go about creating a brilliant music video? Granted, there may be many gadgets or techniques at your disposal, but in order to create a music video that is worth remembering, there are certain things you can do on your own before you approach any video production company or specialist.
The first thing you can do in order to fulfill your goal of creating a great music video is be well-organised. By this, we mean setting apart a budget, keeping a list of your thoughts and ideas, and making sure that you have the musician’s interests and perspective in mind as well.
It is important to establish a budget right from the beginning so that you will be able to choose your collaborators wisely. When you are on the lookout for a video production specialist, make it a point to let them know your budget from the start so that they can tailor their service accordingly. It is also a wise idea to list down all your thoughts, perspectives, and ideas when it comes to the music video so that you will not lose track of what you would like to accomplish. In addition to this, it is important to keep the musician’s goals and preferences in mind so that you do not veer too far away from what they want.
‘Feel’ the song
Even if you may have already listened to the song a number of times and know it completely by heart, it wouldn’t hurt to listen to the song a few more times until you can ‘feel’ its message. Analyse how the song makes you feel – does it make you sad, nostalgic, happy, or angry? It would be wise to write down how the song makes you feel so that you can gain a more unique perspective of its message.
Once you have ‘felt’ the song and taken its core message (and not just its lyrics) to heart, it is time to properly brainstorm. Brainstorming does not just involve you and the music artist having a meeting and discussing your ideas together – you should also involve the video specialists and other technicians who will be a part of the music video so that you can all gather and exchange ideas. There is another advantage to brainstorming with everyone involved in the music video: when you brainstorm with the technical specialists, such as video technicians from Rawproductions.tv, then you will immediately know if a certain idea or plan is technically or logistically feasible, and if not, you can make changes immediately.
When brainstorming, pay attention to the details as well. Make your music video more dramatic or memorable by adding specific personal touches, such as a road sign, memorable background extras, a pretty woman, and the like. You can be as creative as you would like with this, as the professionals from Raw Productions (learn more about their special video production services at http://www.rawproductions.tv) will tell you. For instance, the footage of the music video need not closely resemble the song’s lyrics – as a matter of fact, it can be a complete contrast to the lyrics for better visuals and appeal.
In creating a brilliant music video, whether it involves a series of footage or snippets from a live concert, what is important is to be organised, to know what you want, and to be as creative as possible so that you can make a better impact.
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