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Ridiculously Easy DIY Tips for Shooting Multi-Angle Concert Videos

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This article originally appeared on Performer Magazine.

 

Since the launch of YouTube in 2005, music fans the world over have been witness to the online proliferation of what I like to call the "Crappy Cell Phone YouTube Concert Moment Video" (CCYTCMV), that now ubiquitous shaky, pixilated blur with overblown, distorted sound that cries out to the world "I was there!" People seem to love creating their own mini-memento of their concert experience, and after first being annoyed by the endless series of poor-quality videos on YouTube, I've come to appreciate the folk-art that is the CCYTCMCV. Something in the act of bothering to post that little grainy nugget with often indecipherable sound speaks of a desire to be a part of something larger, to be involved in a community, to share, and to create… or maybe people were just high, I dunno. Either way, the CCYTCMCV is now a part of the sea in which the modern music fan swims.

How to Approach Creating a Music Video on a Small Budget

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A music video is often the finishing touch on or the hype surrounding an album. For many independent artists, creating a big-budget music video just isn't feasible. But even if you don't have major label backing, that doesn’t mean putting out a music video is out of the question. If you're unsure about how to release a quality music video as an independent artist, make sure to plan your budget and see what's available within reason. While most DIY music videos can range anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000, smaller budgets are absolutely possible to work with if you use the following tips.

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Sep 17, 2014 11:30 AM

Kathleen Parrish

4 of the Most Iconic Music Videos of All Time (And What You Can Learn From Them)

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Creating a music video that stands the test of time is tough, but not impossible. (In fact, narrowing this list to only four is almost as difficult!) Having a hit music video can sometimes make or break a song, so it's helpful to study legendary videos for inspiration. Here are four distinctly different styles of iconic music videos, and how you can apply the same winning techniques to your own videos.