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#1 George Ebersole

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 07:16 AM

I almost titled this "shooting a rock video".

 

I've worked on a few, but I can't remember too much from years past.  The director always seemed to work from a shot list instead of a script.  A few seemed to wing it.

 

I've never shot one myself.  Do you script it out, or just work from a shot list and/or storyboard?

 

Thanks for any insight.


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#2 Justin Hayward

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:35 PM

After the concept is established, I storyboard the shots to the song by listening to it over and over.  Sometimes I put the lyrics that will be playing under each board, so it's pretty specific, but not a script.  Obviously there are plenty of music videos that shoot lots of cameras with lots of angels and plenty of options in the editing room for some quick editing.  In that case I would want a written script as a guideline for all our coverage.


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#3 Young Pizzy

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:56 AM

I for one, I Basically just listen to the song over and over again then build the concept of the video then draw up a shotlist and boom.
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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:58 AM

I for one, I Basically just listen to the song over and over again then build the concept of the video then draw up a shotlist and boom.
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