These are some
common questions I've received about my videos. I hope you all find this
helpful. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact
How do you create your music videos?
self-taught and have been video editing for nearly 10 years. I regard editing as a
form of art just like graphics, painting, etc. so it came naturally to me.
Art has always been a passion of mine and when I started video editing I
simply experimented. My techniques and software have naturally advanced
over time. This is the process I go through when creating a music
favorite and key editing software is Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. It's the top of
the line, although Pinnacle and Avid Xpress are good as well. I also use Ulead Video Studio for certain effects at times. Windows Movie Maker is
ok for basic editing, but if you really want to dive into it and make professional
videos, I highly recommend Adobe Premiere Pro.
are the steps I take when making a music video:
Find an inspiring song. Write down ideas to match the song lyrics and instrumentals.
Basically, I just listen to words and listen to patterns in the song such
as certain choruses. This mainly involves writing down specific scenes that
match the words or music. I also write down rough ideas for effects and
Record and extract all the footage to the computer for your video. You should
always work with uncompressed avis to get the best results in your final,
especially if you want to convert back to DVD later. (more info on
extracting footage can be found at
Create the video. This is where you lay everything out on the timeline and
add effects, transitions, and overlays. Be careful with transitions though.
Sometimes they can look cheap and overdone. Also, think about the beat of
the song when you're adding effects or overlays. Match the tempo and mood
of the music, not just the words.
Save the final and convert it for the web. I do not recommend wmv format.
It's the lowest quality compression you can use other than realplayer. I
recommend mpg or DivX - I started using this
format recently and it looks incredible.
Show off your video and don't forget to always credit the song artist and
material you're working with.
these tips are helpful to you! You can find more useful video editing tips
at the editing community on livejournal.com.
2. Do you accept
am open to song ideas, but I usually do not take requests for a movie or
tv show I am not familiar with or if I am not a fan of the material. If
I am not fond of it, it's difficult to put my heart into my work. The same
applies to my graphics. If you have a request, please contact
3. Your work
looks very professional! Are you planning to do this for a living?
you! I always love to hear what the viewers think (see Video
Reviews). Yes, I am now a professional editor and graphic designer,
partially because of the wonderful support from my website visitors. I can't
thank you all enough! I graduated from college in December 2007 and I plan
to make trailers, promos, and music videos for a living, similar to
what I have been doing already. To view my official projects visit my
4. May I use
clips from your videos on my own site?
Please do not! Video theft is an absolute no, no. I always personalize my
videos with my own effects, overlays, timing, etc. and this would basically
be stealing my ideas and hard work. While I don't own the material I work
with, I do change it up in such a way that it becomes a unique work of art.
Please keep these videos for only your personal viewing pleasure (yes,
you're welcome to share with friends too). If you wish to upload my videos
to youtube, etc please credit me, although I have most of my favorites on my
already. Thank you.
If you'd like
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You can also contact me at email@example.com
if you have any more questions.
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