What makes a good music video director?
It is important for artists to know what makes a good music video director in order to get the best end product. At Budget Music Videos, we are passionate about what we do. We take time to listen actively to what an artist needs and we have a multi – skilled team to help musician’s visual speculation become a reality.
We feel it is important for a music video director to know the medium and be up to date with the styles of videos out there (which are constantly changing). A good video director needs to be creative in their ideas, shooting style, location scouting and editing.
A good music video director should have a good team behind them and understand they can’t do it all. It is also essential for a music video director to be able to hear a song and have a mental image of how it could be visualized, here at Budget music videos we are confident we possess all of these qualities.
Check out our recent documentary film about the day in the life of a music video director:
Hi my name is Ciaran McDaid, I’m 26 from County Donegal. I was educated at LYIT and Ulster University learning animation,
motion graphics, film making, moving image and Photoshop. I’m currently working with Budget Music Videos since July
last year. My role is here a Behind the scene shooter and video editor. I use my Canon camera for recording for the (BTS)
and the software packages I use for the company are Premiere Pro and CorelVideo Studio.
I also design images such as the social media badges for the company’s latest website. The best experience is recording
your footage and change that footage doing colour grading, add text, add effects and subtitles.
The hardest experience is lip syncing and changing the frame rate on my camera.
I would like to learn how to know the camera angles when your filming, be very creative with every footage and also add in
great sound and music. I would also like to travel and film in great locations in different countries.
I would like to specialise in either work in, a film industries or work in a digital media/video production company.
Author: Ciaran McDaid