Are are ready to produce your video shoot? You have one question, how do I direct the musicians to where we are all on the same page. Always have good food around and a positive spirit! Prior to video shoot day, it is important to cover the storyboard with all of the musicians and key elements of the project. Allow the musicians to put in their own spin in the story. During the rehearsals, you or your cast can adjust the lighting, adjust the sound, or mark where your musicians need to move to be in the appropriate section of the frame. My advice is that if it is mid shoot and they go off script, at least give it a chance. It could turn out to be something really powerful. The goal is to capture the moment and make it look great! Have fun with it. Don’t forget to take behind the scene shots to capture the moments in between the video shoots. This could be useful during the editing process. Behind the scenes shots give the audience a chance to relate and connect with the musicians on a different level. Remember, you can never have too much footage!
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