Recommended: a pre-recorded track will make the filming and editing much easier.
Required: a cell phone with a decent camera
Required: an editing program. Adobe Premiere Pro is advised, but any editing program will do.
Required: a cell phone camera app or built-in camera that allows for a high level of control.
Recommended: a cell phone tripod and something to attach it to, such as a music stand or full-size tripod. While this is not required, it will make your life much easier when filming your music video.
Making a music video doesn't have to be daunting. And it doesn't have to be done with a super expensive team of professionals. You can do it yourself with only your cell phone and a few basic tools. This course covers the practical, technical, creative, and strategic aspects of creating this kind of project, from planning to filming to editing. I have structured the course around the creation of a music video, so this is a great course for those who prefer to learn through context.
Who this course is for:
Musicians curious about filmmaking
Beginning filmmakers curious about making music videos
Kaatje Jones is a professional filmmaker and video artist. Her background is in cultural anthropology, documentary film, and the arts. She has run a one-woman nomadic video production company for over five years and is passionate about empowering other artists to do their own marketing and promotion using video tools.