Making videos to go with each of our songs is a lot of fun and a lot of work!
Recently, Alexis and I, and several of our supportive friends, convened to record the video to go with our newest song, “You’re the One for Me”. We envisioned creating a parody of The Lawrence Welk Show, complete with bubbles, bandstands, and beehive hairdos. We ran through the song several times, and we all kept getting more and more into character with each take. The filming session was so much fun! And, as always, we learned many valuable lessons, such as:
- Use a selfie-stick to make framing more stable and less shaky.
- Film each run-through from start to finish, rather than several short snippets. Snippets are much more difficult to correctly align to the song in the video and music software.
- Refrain from zooming. If you want a closer shot, get physically closer. Zooming creates grainy footage.
Because we didn’t do the things listed above, much of the footage we created is either unusable or very difficult to use. We will have to create additional content in order to have enough footage for the entire duration of the song. That’s a bummer for Alexis, since he edits all the footage and creates the videos. It’s not such a bad deal for me, since I look pretty good in my beehive wig—ha!