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Shooting a Music Video

If you want to shoot a music video, just do it. After all, you can shoot it with a digital video camera! Here's how I did it (for no money):

One night I saw an original band playing on stage at one of my favorite clubs here in New York. After their set I walked up to the guys and asked if they'd be interested in shooting a music video. Of course they said "Yes" -- especially once I explained that they could take the footage to an A&R rep to help them get a deal!

With a digital video camera borrowed from a friend, I shot the band on two separate nights at the club. I begged another friend to let me edit it (for free, naturally) on his editing bay.

After the band saw the footage they decided to pitch in $25,000 to transfer it to film, which eventually played in important part in their landing a record deal.

When the label hires a director to shoot the band's first "official" video, guess who they'll recommend?


Tony Travis
Image Transform, Inc.
New York, NY


Resources Index
Video to Film Transfer
Your Visual Resume
Film in Cold Weather
Shooting a Music Video
Cover Your Bases

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