- A well-planned idea of what is in the music video, i.e. how many characters, what genre and what background/location to include.
- Creating audition videos to see who is best for each role.
- Costume and make up lists for each character.
- Shoot schedule including shot numbers and timings for the main shoot day.
- Creating choreography and rehearsing before the final shoot.
For the main shoot, I have learnt that it would be useful to have a complete schedule for the day including strict timings for the shoot. It would also be helpful to have a proper crew for the shoot, made out of other students who are willing to help, or the rest of my group members. I have used photos from our shoot to demonstrate the crew members I would like:
This is not the complete crew I would like but it would be hard to get such a big group of people to help.
We need to allow a lot of time for editing our sequence to make sure it is accurately lip synced with special effects. This means taking a lot of time to plan what effects we want, such as any flashes or flips. This depends on what genre of music video we create. It is important to allow a lot of time for editing either way because it takes a lot of time to look through all the clips and decide which ones to use, and then match them.