HOW TO MAKE A PROFESSIONAL MUSIC VIDEO
Thank you for your interest in our online Music video Creation eCourse. This flexible, self directed course will take most students roughly 1-3 months to finish. The eCourse’s main objective is to teach aspiring music video directors and producers how to make a music video and how to ensure the music video meets the increasingly high expectations of their audience. We cover all topics ranging from the business of music videos to how to properly shoot one.
WHAT OUR ONLINE MUSIC VIDEO COURSE INCLUDES
The Music Video Creation Short Course will include the following modules and units.
MODULE #1: THEORY & BUSINESS OF MUSIC VIDEOS
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Music Video History & Record Labels
- 3. Finding the Right Collaborators
- 4. Idea Conceptualization & Imagination
- 5. The Visual Hook
- 6. Music Video Templates & Structures
MODULE #2: INTERVIEWS / CASE STUDIES
- 7. Shooting Music Videos With Only Natural Light
- 8. A Day in the Life of a Full Time Music Video Director
- 9. A Music Video Can be Good, Fast & Cheap. But it can Only be 2 Out of the 3.
- 10. Music Video Case Study: Branding Tool Proof For Musicians
- 11. Starting Your Own Music Video Production Company
- 12. The Required State of Mind For Shooting Music Videos
- 13. Focus on Music Video Pre-Production
- 14. Fashion Film. The Filmmakers New Music Video
MODULE #3: GETTING YOUR HANDS DIRTY
- 15. Pre-Production
- 16. Composition and Framing
- 17. Lighting
- 18. Movement
- 19. Tonal Range
- 20. Continuity and Shot Flow
- 21. Shooting and Production
- 22. Editing and Workflow
- 23. Color Correction
- 24. Titles and Typography
- 25. Publishing/ Redering
You’ll also get access to the following services:
| ||MUSIC VIDEO FORMS: Our student’s are given access to the our forms center where they can download the most commonly used forms and contracts that are used by music video directors. Including: Budgeting Spreadsheets, Call Sheets, Location Release Forms, Performer Release Forms, Music Video Production Agreement, Music Video Shot List|
| ||MIRROR PROGRAM: Similarly, our students are given access to our “mirror program” where they can download work files from a professionally shot music video to edit on your own computer. The goal of the mirror program is to have you work on a professionally shot music video before you work on your own.|
|NEW: LAB CHATS: We are also currently giving our music video students access to about 20 hours worth of live online monthly filmmaking lab chats which are live online lectures that take place at pre-determined times and generally last for about 2 hours each. These lab chats go into more depth on a particular topic from within our course (such as music video lighting, sound design, character development etc).|
|MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR INTERVIEWS: Our students are also given access to in depth interviews from directors working in the filed of music videos. Learn from the experience and advice of professionals! These filmmakers have over 100 million views to their videos have have directed or filmed some of the biggest names in music today.|
|VIDEO TUTORIAL LIBRARY: Students of our course are also given access to our library of video tutorials covering topics covering everything from "using lenses expressively", "experiments in tonal range" and "lighting from the ground up" (to name only a few).|
|GRADING CENTER: Students also get an opportunity for 1-on-1 personalized feedback and critique in our online student grading center. Students will be asked to submit three assignments for review. Each assignment builds off of the previous assignment as you work towards the creation of your final project: A professionally shot music video!|
|SOCIAL PLATFORM: Our music video program is built on a program that allows for community conversation and involvement. Think of our social platform as a sort of Facebook for filmmakers. You’ll be able to setup a profile, share your work and see what other students in our course are up to.|
OUTCOMES BASED EDUCATION
Lights Online Film School has an “outcomes based” approach to education. This means that even though you work through our curriculum you do so while working on your own music video project. At the end of the course we’re not interested in grading you, instead we’re interested in seeing your completed final project. At the end of the course, one our our teaching staff will provide an in-depth review and critique of your work so you can be sure that your next project is even stronger. After you have fully completed the course and your final assignments you’ll be issued a personalized course completion certificate.
WHAT DO I NEED TO ENROLL IN THE COURSE?
All you need to enroll in the Lights Film School online program is a camera with video capabilities and a computer with an editing suite. Neither the camera and editing suite nor the computer needs to be the most advanced on the market.
As far as learning material goes, we provide everything. In order to keep the cost of our course low, we have fully digitized the learning material. All lessons can be accessed online in the student HUB. The student HUB is the community where you can download lecture notes, watch instructional videos and submit your assignments for analysis and review.
SAMPLE STUDENT WORK
Everyone who enrolls in our program will have a different interest and focus within the world of music videos. Our course allows you to focus on your unique objectives will at the same time undergoing an improvement to your “core knowledge” within the subject.
One of the huge benefits to enrolling in Lights Online Film School’s music video course is that you can enroll from anywhere in the world. Since we’re a strictly online school there are no geographic barriers.
|Lights Online Film School has students from all around the world From the United States, Canada, Nigeria, Argentina, Australia and the UK to name only a few. This international mix of filmmakers gives our course something you couldn't get at a local school.|
WANT TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE A MUSIC VIDEO?
Our online music video course is broken up into easy to manage and understand course modules. Each module will outline the details of each particular step using a series of teaching tools: Video tutorials, behind the scenes photographs, written lectures and hands on assignments. This course is a step by step foundation course to help you become a better music video director! After you enroll you will have access to the course for 1 full year (even though it will only take you about 1-3 months to complete the course). After this time (if you’re still not completed the course) you’ll need to purchase one of our affordable renewal options.
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