Create your own Music Video
Objective: In this project, students will explore creating a video with transitions and several different camera angles. Using a DSLR or phone camera, you will record a video without sound. Use a tripod when recording in order to not have camera shake.
Videos Must include: Title (Artist name and song), original video footage, green screen/ultra keying video effect applied to some place in the video, clear MP3 music file that is at least 3 minutes in length, variety of camera angles (see below step one), and credits (see below for details).
Brainstorming and Researching: Create a storyboard including the camera angles and transitions for a music video based on some concept/theme of your choice. Try to not just copy the original music video concept. Make your own or have a unique twist. Research music videos that inspire you.
Students can also use royalty-free sites like pexels.com to make the video.
All video clips that are not your original footage should be referenced in the credits. Make sure to give credit to your online sources include the artist’s name, the title of video/image, and year.
This also goes for music, using music in the video, students need to add the Artist’s Name, Title of the song, and date in the credits. Points will be taken off if not correctly cited.
Students will have class time to record and gather video footage for their music video. Students may have to record video footage outside of class too, so plan ahead.
Name of Song and Artist (it can be a solid color frame or be placed over video).Camera Angles for this project: Worm’s or Bird’s eyeTilt the cameraClose-upZoom from wide to closeWide-angleFull bodyWaist up
- Actors names and character names
- Directed by
- Edited by
- Music Title and Musician’s Name
- Royalty-Free videos must have sources added to credits.
“Name of Video” by “Artist’s name” from Pexels.com
Example: Balloon Video by Taryn Elliott from Pexels
Example of preparing and creating a music video:
Editing your Video
Tutorials from Adobe Premiere Pro:
Video quality will be graded on:
- Video flow and timing with music
- Ultra Keying Effect