Music Video Production
April 11, 2018 — June 6, 2018
Wednesdays / 6:30-9:30 p.m. / 9 Sessions
Create a music video for a track by local band Typhoon. Be part of a crew that rotates roles (with other members of the class) to conceive, plan and film story ideas for a chosen track. One of the shooting sessions will be devoted to filming in the 16mm format for that analog look (with the footage being transferred to digital). Individuals or small groups will edit the footage into their own version of a finished work. Emphasis will be on careful planning, cinematographic skill and creating that live feeling and energy which is unique to the genre.
Origins and trends in the “music video” genre
How to collaborate with music talent, including clearances
Conceiving a story outline and turning it into a shot list, schedule and storyboard
Basics of HD and 16mm cinematography and lighting
Selecting and managing locations
Who does what on set, rotate and practice different crew roles
Rehearsals, blocking actors and the Director’s Line
Art direction and set design
Covering a scene with camera placement and movement
Organizing/logging footage for editing
Creating a cohesive story through editing
Get instructor coaching and feedback for your project
Tuition includes HD and Bolex cameras, lighting equipment and film stock/processing, and for those with proficiency in Final Cut Pro X, access to the Film Center edit lab (by appointment, outside of class, on a self service basis).
Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of Final Cut Pro is very helpful (or pair up with someone in the class who has access to editing).