When you are shooting a music video, it is important to be prepared as best as you can. When working with a band, ask for a copy of the track so that you can start visualizing what you want the music video to look like. It’s also important to bring a notepad to the meeting with the band so you can jot down any ideas or things that are important to the band. Finally, make sure you get the band to sign a contract with you and pay a deposit if they are interested to protect yourself and your services.
- Ask the band for a copy of the track so that you can start brainstorming ideas on how to visualize the music video.
- Bring a notepad so that you can take notes and write down any ideas that come on in spur of the moment.
- At the end of a meeting, try to get a solid price estimate to the band so that they can figure out if they want to go ahead and have you shoot their video.
“During the meeting you can get to know the band and discuss in more detail what they’re looking for in their video. Some bands are very open in what they’re looking for and can leave a lot of the ideas up to you, others are more direct about what they want.”