We don’t need to tell Musicians how important Music Videos are. The internet rewrote the book on band promotion and now, for artists wanting their audience to take them seriously, well produced videos that stand out and communicate the message in the music are considered an absolute necessity.
Both of the 2Beards are Musicians with very eclectic taste. We love making music videos because it’s a great way to play with more experimental concepts than standard drama allows and make new friends in the music community. If you have your own ideas, that’s great we will incorporate those but we are happiest when bands and artists give us creative freedom to design the video from the ground up. From audience friendly pieces to more subversive work we have the gear and ability to create the professional production you’re looking for.
What Does It Cost?
Every Music Video is different and has it’s own set of production costs. When calculating your quote we would look at how long we think its going to take us to shoot it first. Is it a one day shoot? does it require a secondary location shoot? Is the location far away and do we have to travel there? Then we’d look at how long it would take to edit. Is it particularly choppy? Are there any time consuming special effects etc?
Finally we would look at the actual production costs – these include things like travel, location, wardrobe, props, food, hair, make-up. We know loads of ways to keep the cost down but you really should be gearing yourself up to spending somewhere in the region of £400 – £800 for the average self funded band or musician and around £5,000 for label funded productions.
We are always available for a chat on the phone if you’d like to discuss your project for a rough quote and for finer details we would advise a meeting so we can begin planning.