For the first time, I have invested a little bit of my (own) money in the music video I made. I usually make them with a zero budget.
With my band we had just finished our new album, and I wanted to make something special this time - a real music video with real actors and a very special atmosphere: as the song had some Ennio Morricone influences on the music intro, I wanted to explore a little bit of Sergio Leone like ambiance: I also wanted to shoot some creepy scenes with animal masks...
So I spent quite some time building a story, a story board, finding actors and organizing everything. Our budget was around
250 GBP : costumes & masks
250 GBP : lights (some we will reuse)
150 GBP : renting the place
70 GBP : scene settings
+ catering for 15
I spent a half day building the throne
We spent half day preparing the place + one day shooting
All actors + cameraman worked for free
All the rest is personnal work (not counting the hours :p)
I have shown the end result in a previous thread:
Now here's my question: does the result relate to the amount spent? Do you feel that the investment matches the result or is overspent or a good output for the money spent? Where could I have spent less? Where should I have spent less?
Also for the effort and work - is there some part I should have put more effort ? I got some feelings about that, but would fancy an external advice
Any input would be welcome, that could help me make a better music video next time!
In advance, thanks for the advice.