Making Music Videos: Watching the Pros – OneRepublic, Karmin, Miranda Lambert

By February 3, 2012Music Video, Video

Wanted to keep this series going. Just a collection of some music videos behind the scenes (more like “The Making Of…”) for ideas of how to shoot my own music videos.

It’s fun to see how much goes on outside of the camera’s view. Sometimes just barely outside the view. You have other gear, workers, reflector boards, and lots of other stuff. Though internet independent videographers like us won’t always have the big fancy gear like the big studios use with these major label artists, lots of the gear and props, conceptually, are simple. We can definitely mock up something close to achieve a very very similar effect.

OneRepublic – Feel Again (Behind The Scenes)

The lesson from this music video? Lights lights and more lights! Glares and lights in dark places, and again, open spaces as mentioned before, are a common theme for music videos. How to look pro? Do whats in pro videos.

OneRepublic – Feel Again (Behind The Scenes)”>

Karmin – Brokenhearted (Behind The Scenes)

The lesson from this music video? I was looking more at the rehearsal space for the performance scene. Because just about every music video has at least 1 performance scene where the artist or band lip syncs to the song.

Miranda Lambert – Over You (Behind The Scenes)

Always fascinating to see the camera focusing on just 1 (or sometimes 2) people for the scene, yet a posse of 10 or so people moving with them. Cool production value in terms of wardrobe matching the location, colors, and style of the video. Gotta see past what things look like in reality, and see what it could be. That’s my favorite thing about doing graphics and video.

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