Producing a song video for ‘How Deep’

Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones.
    Learn from their ways and become wise!
 Though they have no prince
    or governor or ruler to make them work,
 they labor hard all summer,
    gathering food for the winter.
 But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep?
    When will you wake up?
 A little extra sleep, a little more slumber,
    a little folding of the hands to rest—
 then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit;
    scarcity will attack you like an armed robber. – Proverbs 6:6-11

Recording a video in community is a fun experience. Producing a video is a multi-step process, with audio/visual components.

Step 1. Arranging and recording the song with Logic Pro X

Step 2. Recording vocals with Gracco Contreras at Instituto CanZion (highly recommended music course in Houston)

Step 3. Imagine – look for potential in the places you visit, and imagine what might be.

Step 3. Arrange with the band. In this video Denis played the drums, Efrain played bass. And Ruby did the videography.
–  Set an ETA/Equipment list, and expectations. Try to keep the bar low, so everyone is happy.
–  Set  a dress code

Step 4. Filming. Get lots of shots you can use. Include some b-roll of the surroundings, and facial expressions or the rim of the drums.

Step 5. Editing – Take the shots and compose them to the music

I believe the take away lesson from the last few videos is to learn. Everything we do in life that we haven’t done before, we do in baby steps. When we start a new project, the best idea is to not invest thousands of dollars, but to start humble again. Step 1 – 99 are learning steps, it’s when you have done your 100’th video that the professional factor is acquired.

Each step can be improved with each video produced. Record, stop, repeat.

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