You’re looking to enter into Snagajob’s Hourly Gig contest, but if you’re like me, you have neither the time nor the moula to make a professionally-made music video. Take heart! Here are some tips for recording a music video on a budget.
- Find a quiet room with carpet. Carpet absorbs sound better than hardwood or tile floors, which can cause a lot of echo. If this isn't an option, try laying blankets and towels on the floor and the room to absorb the noise that might cause an echo.
- If you're using a smart phone, flip camera or camcorder, use a tripod or have a friend record you. This allows you focus more on your music and less on keeping your rambunctious cat, dog, giant rodent or mutant lizard from knocking your camera over.
- Do a test run first to make sure that the video and audio levels are where you want them.
- Have fun with it!
Bonus tip: You can really spruce up your makeshift recording studio by pinning comforters, quilts or even the foam egg crates onto the walls of the room in which you are recording.
Here are a few examples of videos that were created with home studio equipment. Some of them are just with smart phones and web cams while the last one was recorded with camera and recording equipment. Good luck and we can’t wait to see you showcase your talent!