Today, many people who surf the internet come across home music videos that are watched countless times. Some of them might not have good quality, and some others look professional. You might think that the professional one should have a great professional camera, sound system, and other costly equipment. It is true, but it does not mean that making a high-quality music video at home is not possible. With minimum resources, you can still make even better music videos than the one shown on the television. It is not a smooth start to make a music video at first, but practice makes perfect if you follow these steps below.
Music selection is indeed essential to make a music video. All you can do is researching the instrumental pieces you want to create a song and download it. Many websites are available, providing more about stock music you need in your video. One of the sites is Frostwire, which is free both to download and use. However, be careful to choose the music files as few of them are corrupted files, although it is easy to recognize from the file size. Besides downloading the music, you can also create your own music using music production software. This way, you have a high chance of earning income from YouTube. You can start learning with simple beat through Fruity Loops Studio using your PC, or GarageBand for Mac users. Both programs come with user guides that can be accessed through the Help menu.
Although not all home music video provides lyrics, you can write one and save it for studio recording if you decide to put it later. Ensure that the text is neat and marketable or try to be funny or comical. This way, you get more viewers for your videos.
Home Studio Recording
Cool Edit Pro is the compatible and best software for home studio recording using PC. You can find the user manual in the Help menu or browse tutorials from YouTube to learn how to operate the software. Meanwhile, Mac users can do this process using GarageBand. Do not forget to test out the plugged or built-in microphone before recording. Almost all Mac laptops speakers are on the left side in the bottom, but other laptops are on the top of this screen, either left or right. Also, try to autotune your audio recording using Fruit Loops or GarageBand as well.
It would be best if you indeed had an excellent camera to take your video. However, a good camera does not mean that the outcome is guaranteed to be great. It is all about your journey to put your video together. In the case of video recording, you are good to take one as long as the camera has decent quality. Ensure to use a tripod to stabilize the camera position. The last thing you need to be aware of during video recording is preventing any logos in your video. It would be best to wear a plain shirt to avoid any brands or emblems of your manufacturer shirt visible in your music video.
As a beginner, Windows Movie Maker is recommended video editing for PC users, while Mac users can use iMovie. You can also use Adobe Premiere Pro for both computers to add after-effects editing. It also has a feature to edit chroma key background for more advanced music video editing. If you have finished the video editing, ensure to render the video in a high-quality setting. It does take a longer time to save your music video, but the outcome is worth the wait.
When it comes to a music video in general, there have been the best and the worst. The standard of the product comes down to how well you use these tools to get the best performance and outcome. If you are not patient and tend to be sluggish to create a music video, the result would come as a lazy production.