Tell me the things you wish you had known before you made a music video.
November 20, 2011 7:59 PM Subscribe
My friend asked me to make a music video for his band, but I have never done this before. We don't mind it looking a little lo-fi. I am looking for tips and advice from people who have done this before. Please tell me the things you wish you had known before you embarked on this particular endeavour.
posted by Sully to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (15 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Just some relevant info. I'm going to buy one of those cameras that can film in HD. (Even though the music video will likely premiere on YouTube, I have always harboured aspirations of making actual movies in the future so I would like a camera that can one day make projectable products) My friend suggested the Canon S95. She also suggested getting a better lens. I've also watched several hours of the Lynda.com tutorial on Premiere Pro, so I have a basic understanding of editing. But what I am looking for is knowledge on making a music video that you didn't know until you had to make one yourself. Just things that you do to streamline the operation. Things you wish you had known before you went into it. Thanks.