BUDGET MUSIC VIDEOS AT IRELAND MUSIC WEEK 2019!

What a week at Ireland Music Week 2019! We were honoured to be an official sponsor of this fantastic event alongside industry titans like Andrson, CDBaby, Culture Ireland, FMC, AIM, RTE 2FM, IMRO and Arts Council of Ireland.

Launching a brand-new website is stressful! After our two-year labour of love building our brand new website, we went live just 4 days before Ireland Music Week in Dublin. And what a week to launch; conferences, guest speeches, and artist showcases was a prime opportunity to show off and get feedback on all our hard work. With talks from industry leaders such as; Kees Van Weijen from Impala, Almudena Heredro from Primavera Pro, Sarah Besnard from ATC Live and Andrea Madden from Channel 4, we were able to receive extremely positive feedback and interest from some amazing, talented people.

Our company director Loraa White gave a fantastically in-depth and very well received workshop on DIY music video production, attended by independent musicians, labels and artists, who were able to brainstorm with Loraa on how to master their visual marketing. Loraa took questions from the jam-packed room and gave some amazing advice on giving your music a strong visual presence on a budget. We had speed sessions with some of Irelands most exciting emerging artists who loved our idea, we’ve kept contact with them and hope to work with some of them very soon! Here at Budget Music Videos we want to work with the freshest talent and are always on the hunt for new artists to collaborate with.

As a primarily UK based company we are now looking to expand into the vibrant European market, and what better way than through the Irish market – right on our doorstep! (Brexit Klaxon!) It’s an inevitability we have to deal with – once the UK leaves the EU we of course want to keep our diverse global brand strong and we think working with Ireland and their vibrant industry is a no brainer. With great support from Angela Dorgan and First Music Contact, we look forward to doing just that.

Written by: Rob Dyson

BUDGET MUSIC VIDEOS KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN LAUNCH 2019!

We are a few days away from launching our kickstarter campaign! Exciting times ahead! We are raising funding to build our content on our new music video stock website. So if you like the idea of stock music videos, please check out our campaign and you will receive massive discounts off Pre-Made music videos, trailers and music video production! Watch this pace for all the links videos and information!

RESPECT BELFAST HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL FINALIST 2019

We had the honour to be nominated for as a finalist for ‘Best Short Film Documentary’ at the  Respect Belfast Human Rights Film Festival 2019. We produced a documentary for the Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education, funded by the National Lottery. The project was about the beginning of integrated education in the 1980’s. Directed by Loraa White.

Check the video out here:

FINANCE FOR YOUR MUSIC VIDEO!

Its finally here, and we are the first to provide it! Finance for your music video! Yes! At Budget Music Videos we are proud to announce we will be offering finance for any products on our website, starting at £100 minimum and £800 maximum. We are collaborating with PartPay which offers a simple and effective way of doing finance over a 6-week period. Our clients will be able to pay in small instalments over 6 weeks, instead of a large lump sum up front as usually requested by Budget Music Videos. With this finance option, you will be able to produce, film and edit your music video within this time frame and by the time you have completed your music video production your payments will also be complete. This helps musicians to put their trust in Budget Music Videos and deliver on the final music video within the 6 weeks period. It also allows musicians to spread the cost across 6 weeks, which is easier to digest.

Here at Budget Music Videos we are always trying to help musicians and make the process of music video production easier and more affordable. The best part about the finance is that its 0% interest and the musicians only pay what they have borrowed!

Author: Loraa White

 

 

WHY I DON’T EDIT MY PHOTOGRAPHY! BY: LORAA WHITE

WHY I DON’T EDIT MY PHOTOGRAPHY!

Controversial opinion, female directors have a better eye for model photography. Let me tell you why.

You see me rock up to the studio, the first thing you will see is my dress sense. Not one shoot has anyone seen me in baggy, tasteless clothes. I arrive looking like you can’t afford to hire me. And what does that tell you? It tells you that I have been up at all hours cleaning myself, selecting what to wear, applying the makeup, wear the selected clothes, preparing breakfast for my son, all whilst coming up with concepts for how an image can look and how I’m going to tackle this shoot.

What do you think goes on behind one photo?

Well, believe it or not, I have a whole team behind me, from stylists to lighting gaffers, they are literally the skeleton of my work. Honestly, if I didn’t have the list of people you see below, I would struggle.

* Make-up artist
* Lighting Gaffer
* Hairstylist
* Costume stylist
* Set Designer
* Intern
* My Producer, Gareth (can’t cope without him)

Your standard shoot would have a white backdrop and Bob’s your uncle it’s simple and there’s not much to it. However, I am not a fan. I like gorgeous designs, but not too busy because the main focus is the model and that’s what’s always important. So with my team behind me doing all of the structure of the set and work with the model, it truly elevates the image to a higher plane.

Now, make-up. I have all the faith in my make-up artists, but as a director, I want to know exactly what is happening, especially, and most importantly, how my model looks. Not to shade the straight male directors, but I would have a better eye if the model doesn’t look quite right when make-up is applied.

Now if you want a fandabbydosey image, you need to work a fecking camera. Simple as that. What lens to use, the angles you take. I am in love with my Sony a6500 with my Sigma 18-35mm 1.8f lens, can’t use it enough for my filming and photography. Also, trust me, models have good and bad angles, communicate with them on what they are, work around their imperfections and make them perfect.

All of these elements will equate to a high quality, orgasmic image that would not need extended work done to it, maybe sometimes a wee tad of a skin touch up but that’s it.

Below is an example of a shoot, shot in our BMV Studios, with Wine Knocker in collaboration with JAMMco. Enjoy!

Author: Loraa White & Gareth Greenfield