Music Video Production Tips

on July 22, 2022

Alright, buckle up, comrades in creation, because we're about to dive into the dizzying world of music video production. We're going to catch tidal wave of wisdom that’ll elevate your MV game in no time.

So, you’ve made a banging tune, right? The next thing is to create an equally banging music video to go with it. That's as easy as getting a vegan cheeseburger at a Texas BBQ, right? Absolutely! With these music video tips, soon, you'll be surfing the creative waves like a pro.

  • Storyboards: Your Creative Roadmap

Okay, first things first, every good music video needs a storyboard. It's like a GPS for creativity. You wouldn’t just hop in your car without any idea where you're going. That's how people end up in Jersey.

Remember, originality is the spice of life. Or was it variety? Anyway, take a break from copying those BTS dance moves and try something different. Think outside the box, hell, why not create your own box?

  • Building Your A-Team

Next up, let's chat about your team. Just like the A-Team, everyone has their role. You've got your director – that's you, Tarantino! Then there's your animator, and designer, all making magic together. If you don't have the budget to hire Chris Nolan's crew, check out freelancing websites. Just remember, you get what you pay for. Hiring the cheapest team might end up looking like you've filmed on a potato chip budget.

  • Location, Location, Location

Moving on, let's talk about your shooting location. Ditch the moody, dimly lit studio and head to the beach! Or set up a green screen if your team is up for the task! Find a dark neon alley. Sneak onto the roof of a commercial building. Go Guerrilla style. Be creative! Be very creative! Anything goes, it’s a music video. Always remember to film extra footage. You never know when you might need that shot for a dramatic plot twist.

  • Audio, The Heartbeat of Your Video

Now, what's a music video without crystal clear audio? Just a mime’s YouTube channel. You want a sound engineer who knows their stuff, someone who can make your audio shine brighter than Lenny Kravitz’s leather pants.

  • Cut It, Paste It, Edit It

After your grand day of filming, you’re left with hours of footage. It's like looking at the raw footage of a Kardashian reality show. Terrifying, I know. But this is where the magic happens. Use your feedback from trusted folks to refine it. It’s not about pleasing everyone but ensuring your vision is portrayed right.

  • Music and Effects, The Cherry on Top

Adding the right music and effects is like adding hot sauce to your burrito – it elevates everything. Your music should support your visuals, just like the bassist in a band (we see you, man!) Remember anything goes, experimentation is your friend! Tweak those FX!

  • Become the King of Promotion

Next up, self-promotion. It’s not just for Kanye West on Twitter. Once your masterpiece is ready, it’s time to show the world! Try to think like Grant Cardone - in terms of market domination!

  • Keep Testing, Keep Improving

And finally, just like in the world of sales, you need to split test your video. Keep refining, adjusting, and testing again. This will help you identify what's working and what's as flat as a pancake on a Bad Day.

And there you have it! Good tips for creating a music video that'll knock the socks off your audience. So, go out there and make art that’ll have people saying"Wow, now that's a spectacle I'll never forget!" Remember folks, it's all about putting the fun in funky and showing the world what a creatively chaotic genius you are. Embrace the unexpected, the weird, the wacky, and the downright mad, because that's where the best music videos are born.

To sum it up, in the immortal words of our good pal, Trent Reznor, "I believe that we, as a society, should always strive to be a little more dangerous." So go ahead, my musical mavericks, be dangerous, be daring, be all the things that make a music video as unforgettable as that one summer fling in '99.

From the wild ride of production to the triumphant moment of unveiling your masterwork to the world, remember to enjoy the journey. After all, we're not just making music videos here; we're crafting memories, one beat and one scene at a time.

So go build your fire, folks! And don't forget to let it burn bright and sizzle with all the intensity of a thousand suns!


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