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Music video tips


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Advice for OCR Media Students on making their music videos.

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Music video tips

  1. 1.  Focus your research Look at previous students’ work Set yourself an early deadline Keep it simple Don’t try to be funny
  2. 2.  • research • planning • evidence • ideas • feedback • logistics • equipment • production • reflection
  3. 3.  Really look at real examples Keep evidence of all your research Research every angle Conventions, audiences, institutions KEEP RESEARCHING
  4. 4.  Storyboards, animatics, Recce photos Screen grabs of your manipulation of material digital editing, Photoshop, etc
  5. 5.  Visit locations/check permissions Be prepared for mishaps and absences Have everyone’s mobile phone number Check props, costumes, times Shoot more than you need, for cutaways Record all your planning visuals Show the process of your ‘journey’
  6. 6.  At all stages from peers, teachers and others Keep records of the feedback Take notice of it and respond to it
  7. 7.  The camera is charged The hard drive is empty for your footage You know how to use the camera and the tripod Date and time display are off
  8. 8.  Rehearse shots and action before recording Keep the camera steady Avoid using the zoom Don’t use ‘found’ footage Backwards footage and speed changes must be motivated by content Cut… and cut again!
  9. 9.  Should be ongoing as well as at the end Stand back from what you have made Get teacher advice on the format of ‘evaluation’ Should not be full of excuses Should use technical language accurately Should place your video in relation to industry Should relate your video to ‘real’ examples