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Making A DIY Muisc Video with an iPhone

A few weeks ago I wrote about DIY videos, it can be found here: (http://wp.me/p10S1O-B)   Today I wanted to share with you a DIY video we created on the fly for a client. Our interns shot this with a iPhone and did some quick basic editing and this is what we came up with. If we can bang this out in an hour for a client proposal, just think what you can do with a little time and imagination. If you have done your own DIY video let us know and we will post the best ones.

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Getting Creative With Concert Marketing Videos

I think video is currently a very underutilized medium in which to promote your shows. However as cameras become less and less expensive I think it will become more of the norm. Today I have some videos from the Vamp Group who are based in the PA/NJ area. They are doing some amazing creative videos.


River City Extension                                        

Scott Liss and the 66

cymbals eat guitars (NSFW BOOBS!)

Now I know not everyone can make a video like this, hell you might not even have access to a camera, but someone in your network might. It’s worth a shot to get your hands on a camera and go out and try to shoot something. It might not be as creative as what the Vamp Group is doing but it can’t hurt to go out and give it your best shot.

The Vamp Group


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Making The Video

Check out these DIY music videos from the Defog. The first one was shot by the band and the second was done by Josh Carter.



This just goes to show you don’t really need a ton of money to make a really good video. I knew of a band that spent a good $7,500 on their video. I’d post a link to the video but they broke up before they were even done editing it. I’m not just talking a simple live shot video either, they had full on costumes and a fucking crane shot!

Now if you’re in a band that can afford all of that, well then by all means have at it. However I’m going to think 95% of you reading this can’t. So if you’re lucky enough to live by a high school or college with a film program you should be able to find lots of students sitting around with expensive equipment dying to find something to shoot.

If you don’t happen to have film students at your disposal your video doesn’t even have to be filmed necessarily. The Josh Carter Downstream video was done in Flash. Just go out and be creative and if you are not creative go out and find people who are, they will more than likely be happy to work with you. As I come across more interesting videos I’ll post them here.

The Defog


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