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
Working with African Musicians!
Social Integration is a big thing here at Budget Music Videos. We have worked with multiple different artist from different backgrounds, nationalities and all sorts of genres. Although we are based in the UK, our staff are from various ethnic cultivations including India, Canada and Mauritius.
Not only do we work with these artists we are able to understand and execute their visions and we have created great relationships with them, be it afrobeat artists from African or home-grown urban artist from UK to pop stars from eastern Europe we have worked with them all. www.budgetmusicvideo.co.uk
One ethnic group that have stuck with us and also grown over the years are Africans. Back in 2014 our CEO met Nigerian producer Moe Musa at a networking event. Following this event, we went on to work with a manifold of African artists and produced videos such as, Patoranking ft Tiwa Savage – Girlie O Remix, Ommy Dimpoz – Ndangushima and also worked with the likes of Davido and kida Kudz.
After this conjunction with Moe Musa we experienced an influx of African artists wanting to avail of our services. Of recent we have worked for Gospel artists as well as Afrobeat artists and we are enjoying services this market. Check out one of our most recent videos from an African Artist:
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. www.budgetmusicvideo.co.uk
Check out our recent documentary film about the day in the life of a music video director:
Check out this vlog on how to do music video makeup. We discuss a variety of important issues from HD makeup, highlighting and defining the lips and eyebrows. If you want to learn HD makeup and camera ready makeup check the video out for the best tips from an industry professional. With Loraa White and JammCo Cosmetics.
Author: Loraa White
Budget Music Videos got 5 nominations for 3 different music videos at the first ever Northern Ireland Short Film Awards. This was a shock to the company and we never thought we would win 2 awards on the night. This was the first ever ‘Nordies’ event and we felt privileged to be a part of it. Music Videos are usually underappreciated area of the film business, so it was amazing to see our work be recognised beside well known production companies and short films.
Author: Loraa White
It was amazing to be nominated 2 years in a row, especially for the ‘Best Marketing Campaign’. Once again, the Women in Business Awards is one of the most anticipated events of the year. Just to be a finalist is an award in itself. Women In Business pride themselves on encouraging women to network and form relationships to help their careers and develop their businesses. This year we actually won the award and Budget Music Videos Director Loraa White was proud as punch, as it was the first award the company had actually won! Hopefully more to follow as the business develops over the next few years. The event itself was an amazing opportunity to meet new businesses and create new bonds with women in business. The publicity around the awards is not to be missed!
Author: Loraa White
This was a highly awaited event and probably the most publicised. Being new to Women In Business, Budget Music Videos was shocked to be nominated for 2 awards in one year. Women In Business held a networking retreat for 2 days at Corick Hotel & Spa to enable finalists to meet, socialise and network. This was a great opportunity to mingle with established and new businesses in Northern Ireland and to learn some new tricks of trade at mentoring sessions. The awards night was held at the Crown Plaza Hotel and was not a night to be missed with amazing speeches from amazing women, to great food and entertainment. Although we didn’t win this time it was amazing to meet some of the Women in Business within Northern Ireland and receive the accreditation as a finalist.
Author: Loraa White
For the last few months I have been working under the guidance and authority of Loraa who is the
main woman of BMV. When I started working for her my main aim was to be someone she could trust
and rely upon to do any jobs avaliable. One of my first jobs was to do a 30 second trailer of
one of her fully edited music videos, so no pressure. Lora introduced me to the editing program Coral VideoStudio and it has been fantastic as I have been looking for an editing program that you dont have to pay more than an I-Phone for.
Since we started working together we have gained some great memories and banter (something for the album) It is always important to establish a good rapport with your employer and with Loraa everyday is a laugh and a smile. Like me she has strong creative juices and always knows what works for any project in terms of style and mis en scene. I am very impressed by the work she puts into her videos and how she organises everything so well without a single problem. During recent Mystery Projects Loraa has had so much on her plate it could break a person, but she rose to the chalenge and directed everyone involved excelenty (the odd teling off now and again).
Working with Loraa and being involved in such a huge project has been a fantastic experience for me and under the guidance my skils in the field of working on set are improving. The mystery projects have been on both mine and loraas mind since it began it’s development phase but Loraa has powered through and delivered on what looks set to be an outstanding end product that will bring in plenty of new projects in the near future. On another note for me, Loraa as a boss has always been fair and listens to any ideas or suggestions I have. I couldn’t have asked for someone better to work with so heres to an exciting future with BMV and with a great Boss
Written by Bill Farrell
In the run up to Halloween I had the pleasure to be part of a big budget music video shoot for an international TV channel China I supermodel!. For me this was an opportunity to experience life on a professional shoot. I was nervous to say the least in regards to how I would cope with the responsibility and the busy environment. I was keen to do my best and make sure I was of great help to my boss. The shoot would take us around the more scenic parts of Northern Ireland (around NI in 2 days) The first day took us to Donaghdee (no beach and ice cream today). We would be filming at a local restaurant and around the pier/harbour area. The latter is a truly stunning part of the town and would film beautifully especially from a drone (oops spoiler alert). One of my jobs for the day was to ensure everyone in our crew signed a release and non-disclosure agreement, I was very firm in making sure everyone signed one as it was important due to the confidentiality of the project. The talent of the shoot the man-band were great to work with and they
were flawless in the delivery of their song. it truy was a great pleasure to be involved in this project.
I also heLped with organizing equipment and ensuring it was stored away safely until it was needed, there was so much equipment counting cameras, lights, extension leads and other “techy” stuff. We could have made a feature film while we where at it. My main worry on the shoot was that I might end up with little to do and be seen as a hindrance. But luckily I had plenty to do and that’s a tip for working on big projects like this, keep busy and you will be praised for if you sit around and do nothing then they’ll think you’re part of the furniture (A Smoking Sofa!). As Day 1 drew to a close I look back and relaize
just how busy and mad it is on a real video shoot but I welcome the challenge as it will prepare for other big projects in my future career
If you thought Day 1 was busy then think again, Day 2 proved to be even crazier as we had to film in 2 locations within whatever light we had (Thank you very much Northern Ireland weather). Location 1 was an old Irish castle near the sea so the main challenge was running from the castle and up the hill to our makeshift green room (great exercise) and then onto the dark hedges, the dark hedges was proboably the exciting part due to the may effects we had going in and through our wonderful talent everything filmed beautifully. Overall I felt very privileged to have been part of such a
big project and hope to use the experience i gained into future projects with BMV.
Author: Bill Farrell