September 28, 2008 7:25 PM Subscribe
I'm interested in producing music videos...
posted by god particle to media & arts (1 answer total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm interested in producing music videos; it's something I've wanted to do for a really long time. Some basic get-a-camera-and-film-stuff kinds and some more conceptual kinds. For the latter, what I envision is something along the lines of those stylized, animated-graphic videos, such as What Barry Says
(not a music video) or Chinese Translation
or You! Me! Dancing!
or Wait for the Summer
. What kind of software is needed to produce videos like that? I'm pretty good with Final Cut Pro, and I've dabbled in After Effects and 3DSMax. I'm working on OSX now. I'm not really looking to produce things that require extensive 3d modeling/texturing/animating/etc - if there is 3d work I want to do it will most likely be really basic modeling though I figure there will need to be a lot of texturing/lighting work for things to look good. I'm guessing that a lot of the 2d animation is done in After Effects, but I don't really base that guess on anything.
Also, any general tips about producing music videos and perhaps breaking into the industry (I've read a previous similar thread but I'm looking for more)? I'm at school now for pre-med but I'm considering changing over to some graphic/motion-design oriented field if this really resonates with me. In the spring I'll probably take some of those courses to get a feel. I'm in philly now, if anyone can offer tips/suggestions specific to the area (ie where to go/who to talk to).