Media Studies KS3 / GCSE: How to shoot a music video

A group of young people join professional director of photography Tom Swindell and singer/songwriter Aruba Red to shoot a music video for her track 'Take Me To The Light'.

Over a single day, the group learns how to create a visual concept for the video, what simple rules to follow in order to get the best look, and how to get interesting shots with basic equipment by thinking creatively.

This clip is from the series Making Media.

Teacher Notes

Students could use this clip to help them understand what visual representation adds to a song and whether they feel this improves the song compared to just hearing it played and if so, how and why.

They could consider what effect different choices of visual representation would make and how this would affect the audience’s response to the music.

One of the students in the clip claims that music videos can be made with very few resources.

The class could discuss just how important expensive technology is to the mainstream media.

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