You will take the knowledge you have previously
learnt about pre-production and music video
production and apply it to plan a music video.
By the end of today, you
MUST be able to develop a basic premise
for a music video
SHOULD create storyboards for your music
COULD develop in depth pre-production
What is pre-production?
Is the planning phase of any project. It is
where we think about what we need to
do, how we will do it, who will do it and
when it needs to be done by..
Why do we need to conduct
planning for a video production?
What do we need to plan for?
You will come up with a basic idea for a music
You will then begin to develop these ideas by
creating the pre-production planning documents
Music video planning
You have been asked to pitch an idea for a music video
for the track “Heartlines” by Florence + The Machine
Music video planning
You will need to create pre-production planning for the
track, including storyboards, production schedules,
milestones, location recces, budgets, filming permissions
Working alone listen to the song on Moodle and analyse
Could you interpret the lyrics and use these to inspire
your music video, or will you choose to create an idea that
doesn’t relate to the lyrics at all?
Brainstorm at least 3 different ideas for a music video for
the track you have been given. Think about;
how you can use narrative in your video
What styles you can incorporate
If you will include any performance in the video
Where it will be filmed (the location)
Begin to create a basic idea for a music video by creating
brainstorms for different ideas, identifying the styles of
music video you could use as well as its setting and basic
Try to develop these brainstorms as much as possible –
the more in depth they are the more developed your ideas
Start your pre-production planning by beginning to create
storyboards for your idea.
Plenary: ideas factory
In groups of 4, pitch your idea to the others. Explain to
them your music videos basic idea and what different
styles and techniques you would use to make your video.
Share your storyboard with your peers, and use it to sell
them your idea.
You will continue to develop your ideas for your music
video, applying the pre-production skills you have learnt
so far to continue planning your idea.
You should continue to develop your ideas outside of the