Are you looking to shoot your first music video? A lot of work goes into this process, and many artists never get started. They just don’t know what to look for when hiring someone to film for them. With these tips, you won’t fall into that trap though, so read on.
Have They Had Experience In The Field?
You don’t want a photographer or a production company that is hoping to land their very first gig. You need to be seen as a professional, and that means aligning yourself with professionals. Find someone who is already established in making music videos. Make sure that they have created quality work in the past, and that they had a good working relationship with the artists that contracted them.
Avoiding a bad egg is all going to come down to you at the end of the day, so make sure you do your homework and only stick with the best.
Do You Have A Creative Direction For Your Video?
Nobody can produce a good music video for you if you don’t know what that video needs to be. As the artist, you’re going to have more insight than anyone else when it comes to the message of your song and how you want that to translate onto the screen. Come into any meeting with a production team with your idea firmly in mind.
The details can be worked out based on realism and your budget (more on that below), but no one can come up with a basic video idea but you.
Is Your Budget Realistic?
Alright, so you have settled on a production company that is competent and willing to make what you want. You know the kind of musci video that you want to shoot, the message that you want to convey. There is only one question left to answer: does everything fit inside of your budget? Every up and coming musician knows that staying in the black is key when it comes to holding on until your big break. That reality doesn’t change now. Know what you can afford and stick to a financial plan.
Your first music video shoot, if you follow the advice given above, should be a great step for you (and/or your group) when it comes to finding success within the industry. Just remember to have fun with the process, and don’t lose sight of what you’re trying to accomplish here. Do that, and you’ll be just fine.