The video you have imagined has turned out to be quite a production! You decide that you will need extras cast in the music video. How do you go about recruiting extras for your music video? I have a few ideas for you. Create a professional post with similarities to a job listing and share on all of your social media sites. Explain the project, include the length of the project, dates, times, general filming location and expectations. Be sure to make it known whether it is a paid or volunteer project right from the start! You are bound to have some of your social media friends interested in taking part in your music video. There is always your friends and family. Your close friends and family are more likely to put their heart in to the project with you and volunteer.
Just remember that these individuals are going out of their way to help and support your vision. I would try to think of a way to thank them. An idea that comes to mind is a t-shirt with your band name on the front and “crew” on the back. This is also a form of free advertisement as all of the extras will be wearing your t-shirts around town. Another idea is to provide a nice spread of food and beverage. Click Here to go to my blog on how to get free food for your cast and crew. Make them feel included by sending them the link to the final product and or tagging them on social media once you have the final product. Not only are you getting more views, but you are gaining fans. It’s all about the fans!
How have you recruited extras for your music video? How have you thanked them for their part in the music video?
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