Doing a music video helps with band/artist promotion via social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube and several others. Contrary to popular belief, music video does not necessarily need to cost big budgets. The most important part is, you have an idea, a great team and a well-planned budget.
There are actually production companies that are charging hefty price for simple videos but with a bit of creativity and planning, you can do the same on your own. Or if you’re willing to work with an upcoming producer or filmmaker a chance, they may help you in turning your music video to a final project in just a low charge and at times, even free!
On the other hand, before you start producing your own music video, it is vital that you plan things out and take few elements into mind.
What’s the Right Song?
While it looks like making your own video is a good idea, it might or might not make sense. This will depend on the several factors when choosing your song including but not limited to:
- Recycling or thinking of an old song
- Not thinking in terms of single
- Start small
- The song inspires the artist/band and;
- Look at the copyright costs (if you don’t own the piece)
Team Casting and Essential Equipment
No matter how basic or complex the shoot is, you would need a team to execute your plans.
After having a team, everyone has to be clear on their specific responsibility to fulfill.
These are the roles that must be addressed…
- Cameraman (at least 1)
- Lighting person for the shots (at least 1)
- Actors: as for this one, it is going to vary depending on the type of video you are seeking to create. If you’re focused on promoting video games such as Agario or whatnot, then you may need few actors to complete the scene.
- Artists and/or band members
When working on such project, every second literally counts. You can’t dare to waste a minute more on a scene as it is equivalent to an instant loss of money. So take leadership and responsibility to make the team work in unison and complete the music video on a timely fashion.