Music Video Production – Star Studios & Agency
Star Studios and Agency produces the best quality music video production Albany NY for your band to showcase it’s talent and provides far-reaching digital marketing campaigns for maximum exposure on Youtube, Vevo, Social Media and Live Streaming. SSA has extensive experience in video production, TV and feature films with professional photographers, cameramen, editors, digital designers make-up artists and stylists. Accessing our large base of professional actors, models and dancers we have all the assets available to make your music video ready for release to your fans. Our company’s experienced team can incorporate high-end computer graphics (CGI), practical special effects and animations for any type of video you need.
Music Video Production Albany NY
Creating interactive music videos are a necessity for generating an active fan base for the video and the band. Video and media technology has allowed musicians to connect and engage with their fans in new and innovative ways through downloads and in social media tagging. Promotional videos are what drives booking and increases music awareness for consumers and having a good quality video with sound is very important if your band wants to be ahead of the competition. Your successful visual, and sound quality is key to your promotion and why our professionals at Visual Magic Agency take our productions seriously. So if consider your band a cut above and you want the best quality for your music and video, VMA is the right production company for you.
Types of Music Videos
Narrative-based music videos
Narrative based music videos attempt to tell a story that features in the lyrics or that is suggested in the lyrics and then dramatized in the video itself. ¨ Narrative based videos are often found when they feature footage from a film. ¨ Narrative based music videos often establish a clear relationship between the lyrics and the visuals of the song. ¨ Either the actors are acting according to the story or the music artists are performing. Narrative based music videos might include a performance of the actors or the musicians, but they focus mainly on the narrative. ¨ Narrative based music videos require the viewer to understand the lyrics of the song clearly and these types of music videos are easily understood and enjoyed by the audience.
Performance-based music videos
Performance-based music videos are only, or mostly, the artist/band performing their song. ¨ These include dancing, lip syncing, live concerts or musicians playing musical instruments. ¨ Performance-based music videos mostly build a relationship with the audience to show off the star identity. ¨ These videos don’t have any specific message for the audience or there is no concept or idea behind the song or the video. ¨ There is no connection between the lyrics of the song, as we can just see well-dressed artists performing their song. ¨ These types of videos mostly include close up shots of the artist and the artist making direct eye contact with the viewer. Performance-based music videos are the most common among all the three types.
Concept-based music videos
Concept-based music videos are based on a specific concept or a theme. ¨ The concept can be magic, supernatural, historical, religious, scientific or any other idea which is based on a concept or a theme. ¨ Mostly concept based videos intrigue a specific class or target audience, according to the idea of the music video. These videos are not as easy to understand as the other two types are and they are more difficult to produce. ¨ Concept based music videos can be very interesting if the content is fully understood by the viewer. The unusual content of the video is what attracts most of the people.
Styles of Music Videos
Animation – Animated music videos have an animated film, or cartoons, with the soundtrack playing in the background. ¨ These videos usually don’t have anything real to show to the viewer, even though the song is produced by the original artist. ¨ The animations in the videos are designed by using different software and these music videos are usually cheap as they are entirely digital. For example, Rude Boy by
Interpretive – Interpretive music videos can be interpreted by the audience in many ways. ¨ Each person can see this video in a different way and understand a different meaning according to their mentality.
Impressionist – An impressionist music video can be used to show a particular theme to the audience. ¨ It includes random and peculiar shots and images to express the theme of the video. ¨ Abstract features are mostly used in an impressionist music video. For example, Girl from Mars by Ash
Intertextuality – References used from some other media product, some mythology, history, or any other existing thing is taken and shown in this type of music video. For example, Dark Horse by Katy Perry
Surrealist – Similar to impressionist music videos, surrealist music videos are very abstract and may not have a relation to the music itself. ¨ A surreal music video contains artificial, unreal or superstitious elements in it. ¨ A surrealist music video gives a very dream-like effect on the audience. For example, ET by Katy Perry
Allusion – It is similar to intertextuality to some extent. ¨ An allusion music video gives reference to another thing sometimes directly and sometimes indirectly. ¨ It depends on how the audience sees the video, and how they make a connection between the video and other similar things they have seen before. For example, Avril Lavigne’s Rock n Roll.