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How to Make a Music Video




Use the 3-step production process:


1. Pre-production

  • Research - Watch and analyse some of your favorite Music Videos.

  • Scripting - I recommend the 4 column script because you will need SO much footage). 1 Column for Lyrics, the other 3 Columns for Lip Sync, Storyline and B-Roll.

  • Wardrobe, Props, Casting, Location Scouting

  • Plan your transitions

  • Plan your effects. Practical, In Camera, and Digital.

  • Advanced effects will elevate the complexity of your storytelling.

  • Get Copyright Permission - SAMPLE LETTER

2. Production

Camera, Lighting, Speaker (to play the music out loud), Location(s), Actors,

Scene Coverage, and In camera transitions


3. Post-production

Editing, Music, and Credits



What makes a great Music Video?


  • The Lyrics

  • The Lip Sync

  • The Imagery

  • The Bass

  • The Voice

  • The Make-up

  • The Wardrobe

  • The Hair

  • The Lighting

  • The Effects

  • The Color

  • The Lack of Colors

  • The Creativity

  • The Choreography

  • The Originality

  • The Acting

  • The Directing

  • The Editing

  • The Planning

The answer is YES!



Music Video Tips:

  • Plan ahead & be realistic.

  • Make sure your actor(s) knows the song.

  • Would it be beneficial to use multiple cameras and do multi-camera editing?

  • Play the music out loud on the shoot and have your actor really sing.

  • Use the exact same cut of the song.

  • During the edit match up the tracks, then mute your actor's singing.



Vocabulary:

Copyright

Copyright Infringement

Public Domain

Creative Commons

Derivative Work


4 Types of Fair-Use: Parody, Commentary, New Reporting, Educational Purposes (nonprofit).

This video is hard to watch but proves the legal case of Fair Use against one of the worlds strongest copyright holders.



Questions:

How long does copyright last?

Who can own a copyright?

Can you copyright an idea?

What happens if you break copyright?

What are some of the biggest/most historic copyright infringement case?



Can You Own a Sound?


Let's Get Started:


Pre-Production


Step 1 Find Song



Production


Step 3 Video Shoot


Post Production


Step 4 Upload Footage


Step 5 Edit


Step 6 Export




Examples of Great Music Videos (student and professional):






































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Daniel Caballero
Daniel Caballero
Mar 08, 2023

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