Editing and Cinematography for MusicVideos4 Lessons
We know how to film and edit don’t we? You have learned how to film and edit but…youlearned this skill for making films. Music videos arevery different.
How is the editing and cinematography inmusic videos different to films? On a piece of A3 paper write down all of the waysthey are different.
Now lets analyse some of the best musicvideos to find out what we should be doing.
Editing The following Videos won or were nominated for best editing in the 2012MTV VMAs Beyoncé — "Countdown” (Editors: Alexander Hammer and Jeremiah Shuff) ASAP Rocky — "Goldie" (Editor: Samantha Lecca) Gotye (featuring Kimbra) — "Somebody That I Used to Know" (Editor:Natasha Pincus) Jay-Z and Kanye West — "Paris" (Editors: Alexander Hammer, Peter Johnsonand Derek Lee) Kanye West (featuring Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz) — "Mercy" (Editor:Eric Greenburg)
Task – Pick out EditingTechniques You will be given a piece of A3 paper with each ofthe videos on. Write down all of the editing techniques that yousee At the bottom tell me why you think that the musicvideo was nominated or won the award.
Special Effects Special effects have increasingly found their place in musicvideos. This music video won best SFX at the VMAs in 2012 –Skrillex Want to see how they create this magic on another video? Clickhere
Cinematography The following Videos won or were nominated for bestcinematography in the 2012 MTV VMAs M.I.A. — "Bad Girls" (Director of Photography: André Chemetoff) Adele — "Someone Like You" (Director of Photography: DavidJohnson) Coldplay (featuring Rihanna) — "Princess of China" (Director ofPhotography: Stéphane Vallée) Lana Del Rey — "Born to Die" (Director of Photography: AndréChemetoff) Drake (featuring Rihanna) — "Take Care" (Director of Photography:Kasper Tuxen)
Task – Pick out CinematographyTechniques You will be given a piece of A3 paper with each ofthe videos on. Write down all of the camerashots, angles, movements that you see At the bottom tell me why you think that the musicvideo was nominated or won the award.
Tutorials The following link has screen shot guides of how to do thebasics on adobe. http://www.mediacollege.com/adobe/premiere/pro/
Task We are going to film a section of lip syncing and Iwant you to try some new things on Adobe tocreate a 1 minute music video trial. If there are some techniques you have seen in ouranalysis that you are considering using in yourmusic video, now is the time to try these out e.g.slow motion, split screen. Work in groups to do this task.