This is where all of our planning has been leading and it is absolutely crucial that you film lots of high-quality shots that give you plenty of options when it comes to editing.
Music video filming: top tips
1) Listen: you need to know the song inside out so listen to it again and again while planning and shooting.
2) Lighting: the right setting is important but lighting can make or break a music video. Plan it carefully.
3) Performance: you don’t need brilliant actors but the performance style has to match the song.
4) Shoot to edit: you need to shoot enough video so you have options when editing. Capture everything on your shot list and don’t delete anything.
Raising the level of your camerawork and editing
If you want to reach A* in your music video then you'll need to show creativity and flair in your camerawork and editing. Indeed, it's important that you're already thinking about the editing while you film your video. This video is a great introduction to different types of editing - and there are plenty of other tutorials available from the same YouTube channel - RocketJump Film School.
Use tutorials, examples and your very detailed shot list to make sure you film everything you need.
If you have your own camera or a high-quality phone with plenty of storage, you should use your own equipment. This will give you maximum flexibility.
We will only sign out a camera to students who have completed ALL research and planning tasks.
Please note school cameras are signed out to be returned next working day:
Tuesday > Wednesday
Friday > Monday
Friday end of half-term > first day back at school
Filming deadline: week commencing Monday 6 November