To make a music video to promote your band can be an excellent idea to portray yourself to the audience. Video sites such as YouTube and MySpace helps a person burst with musical talent to bring it out to the people and to get a wide level exposure and experience as well.
A video doesn’t always need you to cost a lot of spending but what is important is to have a good idea and to work within your budget. Production companies charge a lot of money for just giving out a small promo video. But the question is that how can you make the best of your efforts.
Finding right crew is the important factor where you can make the best of your video project. Below are ways to which you can find the perfect team:
Finding your crew
You know how much of budget you have and you must also know whom you want to rely upon. It completely depends on your budget and how you would want it your music videos. But well, here are some positions where you would consider filling who gets required for the video project.
- Director: This is going to be you for sure, and you will be managing all the different parts of the shoot from sharing of ideas to the cast and crew. There might be disputes between the working staff, or it can just be a requirement of accessories or money; you are the boss, and you undertake the highest responsibility.
- Videographer: It’s the videographer who is in charge of capturing the action on one or more cameras. You are the one who defines the shot, and the videographer captures it with the help of excellent cameras.
- Gaffer: The person who is required for all the lighting and to ensure that the actors are visible in front of the camera is a gaffer.
- Soundman: The guy responsible for sticking mikes in everybody’s face and ensure that the sound is perfect and those videos which do not feature a dialog will have him cue up the song so that the actors are at least have something to work with.
- Grip: It is effortless to run a shoot when you have someone called as a grip. It is he who gets to move all the wires, all the lights, all the gear, seating, tables, props and everything else that gets brought onto the set.
- Wardrobe: This part depends mainly on the budget and also the requirement. The requirement is so because whether you need people to change to fancy attire or change between shots, and even if you have a good budget, it will not always mean you will require wardrobe. A music video can get shot with a single jean and t-shirt throughout the whole song.
- Props: The director itself can take this role as you are doing a small project.
- Continuity: This depends on the duration of the shoot. Is it an one shot to take or you plan a whole day shoot or else you will take days to shoot them. There should be a continuity, suppose an actor wore the dress in one scene and shoot gets postponed. If that requires the same day shoot, then the continuity is the one who makes sure that the actor is in the same dress which he wore in the previous shoots.
- Dancers: If the music video requires dancers, then you need to hire backup dancers.
- Choreographers: If there is a dance sequence then a choreographer is a must as they have to tap up new steps and also make sure the dancing is smooth and coordinated.