I just finished editing a music video that I produced and directed as well. Was hoping to maybe get some thoughts on it if possible;
It's the first music video I've actually shot (have one other that I used to promote myself for the job but was cut, from footage of a pilot for a drama series that I made, as payment to the band that provided me all the music). Once I brought the footage home, I saw a ton of stuff I wish I'd have done, but I'll brush that off as being rusty in the creative side of Directing as have been doing mostly videographer related work for the last several years.
Band's super happy with the end product - which is always a good thing. The wall walking concept was there own, to give a hopeful message at the end with them finally meeting up after following one another, and some smiles are exchanged for the first time in the vid. The exteriors were there sticking point, but they did let me change up the interiors quite a bit.
The interior shots they were looking to just do black background with the singers standing, singing, and the guitarist on a stool, and that's it. So pretty glad they let me change that part up quite a bit, and put some story into it. Changed set to lower east van apartment. Real junky type place, with a real awkward, distant tension between the vocalists. I think I delivered that part pretty good, but, please, you be the judge.
Let me know everything you liked, didn't like, etc.
Aside from this video, I now have another band lined up to shoot January hopefully, and it sounds like this band wants to hire me for another video in Feb/March as they gear up for a CD release in June. I'm going to start a series pilot in May as well. Comedy this time. Have been working on my bible for some time. It's pretty funny I think, now just need to try and deliver a nice finished product. Nice to be doing creative pieces again. Makes me happy to use that part of my brain Very glad I've decided to change my focus, despite the shot to the wallet.