Students enrolled in this course produce high-quality music videos that tell the story of a song in a visually compelling fashion. At their best, music videos are mini movies that capture the emotional context of a song visually and can even expand on the story of the song’s lyrics. Through the use of standard movie-production teams, schedules, lighting, camera, and post-production techniques students gain real-world experience on professionally-run movie productions before applying these techniques in their own productions. The class experience includes analysis of music video examples, hands-on practice in standard film roles, technical exercises with professional equipment and software, and creative experiments with innovative filming and post-production techniques.
CMAT graduate students
New York City