Getting The Right Shot

By Adarious Smith

Getting The Right Shot

Let's discuss a more detailed part of doing your single and recording your music video…

 First of all, going back a bit, you want to have a music video that's a key part of the process.

 Why? Because so many people are watching through streaming media platforms. Without a music video, you just have a title, and that's no fun. People want to see a visual representation of how you imagine that video going along with your music.

 With that in mind, let's talk a little bit about getting the good shots in a music video and how that happens.

 That type of success doesn't happen by accident or by magic. People put work into designing the music video. Consider these aspects of design as you go forward with a project.


 Without the right lighting, you're not going to get the images and visuals that pop. You're likely to get sort of a grainy or soupy murkiness that people aren't going to pay as much attention to. Think about using particular kinds of stage lighting to illuminate your filming area. You’ll see how it improves your output and why it’s such a best practice.


 Composition is important, too. You may not need choreography blocking, but think about who will be in the frame and where they will be positioned. Are they in the middle or to the side? Are they offset for a particular strategic reason? Sometimes you take a closer look and make a different decision based on that insight.

 Who Is There?

 Here's another key characteristic of designing the right music video. You want to make sure you know who's going to be in each shop. Typically, you have your artist and then members of the crew or squad that might show up in the background. 

 You might have band musicians, session musicians or others seated or standing in a particular shot series of shots. Then you look at how all of these shots go together over the course of your video. That’s the ‘follow-through’ that will also improve what you come up with in the end.

 Long-Term Brand Representation

 A lot of the rest of the design has to do with the image you want to portray and the narrative that you want to promote about your artistic project.

 We sit down and talk to people about this process to help them brainstorm what they will have in a new music video. Take a look at the rest of the site for more on how we work and what we can do for you! We are experienced in helping with bookings and other parts of management. See what you can do to springboard your career and reach for the stars.