Behind the Scenes of a Music Video

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Music videos have become extremely popular since the 1980’s. Some people say that Disney’s Fantasia was the first music video, or set of music videos. However, music videos have come a long way since the 1980’s, let alone the 1940’s. The crafting of a music video is much harder than may people would expect. Music videos last for about four minutes on average, with enough time for a brief introduction and the standard three to four minute song itself. Those four minutes can take two weeks to make, and those weeks are going to include some of the most strenuous days that the creators will ever experience.

The first step in the creation of a music video is nailing down the concept. This can be a tricky part of the process when it comes to the behind the scenes creation of music videos. For one thing, especially when it comes to major music videos, music stars have a tendency to have a lot of their egos and identities invested in the music video and the song itself. Nailing down a concept that is going to satisfy them as well as the director, not to mention the general paying public, is going to be difficult at the best of times. Michael Jackson’s Thriller is probably the most famous music video ever created, and it is still one of the most famous music videos today after thirty years.

 

 
Some people talk about the video in terms of its tremendous underlying business sense. In fact, it was more or less a vanity project for Michael Jackson, who liked the monster movie themes and wanted to embody them in a way that really made sense for him emotionally. Nailing down the concept of a video like this can be terrible if it is mainly going to be a sort of vanity project for a pop star, but this is par for the course in the industry.

Once a concept is nailed down, the location of the music video has to be chosen. There are some mega-locations that are used for the filming of a lot of different videos, which is why savvy people can see lots of different commonalities between different music videos in a visual sense. Scheduling a shoot at these locations, or any location, can be tricky. The shooting of the music video itself takes two days, but these are going to be twelve-hour or fourteen-hour days where people are working nearly non-stop. People tend to shoot on weekends.

The important music video sequences are frequently filmed out of order. It’s an atmosphere that is simultaneously stressful and hedonistic in many cases, like a working party. Working behind the scenes at a music video can be a very curious experience on that basis alone.

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Tone Deaf Flora

songGiving the gift of song to your sweetheart is hands down one of the most thoughtful and touching gestures you can ever make. If this were a race, the boring and highly outdated traditional bouquet of flowers would be left eating your song’s dust doesn’t stand a chance of beating a song.

Talent often is a large portion of what makes you the person who you are. Using your talent to write a personal song is special for multiple reasons. One being that writing music is something that most people can’t do, making it an unexpected kind of gift that stands out above others. Not everyone can boast that a song was written especially for them. But more importantly is the fact that a song you write is a gift that comes from your heart and is a means to touch someone else’s and connect them.

Flowers are on the opposite end of the romantic gift spectrum and is miles away from being unique. Anyone can go into a store and buy a bouquet or make a hand picked one (though the hand picked variations tends to be a little bit better than the professional). The gesture is sweet, but there’s not really a lot of depth in it. Going out of your way to find their favorite flower doesn’t add much merit either. You can certainly send a bouquet with a card containing a particular sweet note or poem, which will make the gift have a little more sentimental weight, but using such a cliche present still hides risks. If you are looking for other ideas for presents – goldenweddinganniversarygifts.com is a good place to get some.

Personally written songs aren’t the only musical medium that you can use to make your loved one swoon. Lyrics can be written that acts as a poem or musical scores can be conducted just for them. You can even go a step further and try to find ways to incorporate one of their favorite songs into some form of event or activity such as hiring a band or DJ. Custom made compilation CD’s or playlists can work as well, though they are a bit juvenile once you reach a certain age, but on the other hand that can be very feature that makes them charming as well. The music you select shows the level of understanding you have about their personal tastes by picking song within their preferred genre or picking songs that introduce them to new artists that you think might suit their pallet.

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