Your music video is the way to express your music visually in a way that will resonate with your fanbase.
While music videos are a part of the music marketing process, many musicians may not know what type of video they should shoot. Today, we’ll review three types of visual styles that will send a strong message about the vision for your artistry.
Animated Music Video
If you’re feeling a little camera shy or want to tap into graphic design, an animated video is a great option. This method can get pricey, considering that you will need to find a graphic designer that specializes in animation, and you will need to write a script of some sort. However, this has long been a popular method for both indie and mainstream artists. Check out the references below.
Single Shot Performance Music Video
A single shot performance will require you to tap into your personality and make sure it comes across on camera. This simple technique involves playing your record on set, shooting your video in one take, and only takes entry-level editing on the intro and outro to make the visual pop. To liven up the aesthetics, you may invite friends to participate and even perform some choreography to keep your fans engaged.
Short Film Music Video
If you have the budget for sophisticated lighting, actors, and multiple settings, then a short film music video could really establish you as a professional musician. You will need to sit down and write a script similar to a film that aligns with the lyrics of your record. If this is the route you want to take, you will have to tap deep into your creativity to tell a story on camera.
Keep in mind that this method quickly gets expensive. Hiring a professional camera crew can be anywhere between $2,000 and $10,000, with more sophisticated firms charging even more.
We recognize that musicians will have their own visions for their music videos. However, if you need ideas, try any of these methods to accompany your latest single. We promise you that you will not be disappointed.
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