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4 Music Videos That Can Give Your Own Some Hope

By Joshua Lockhart2012-07-24

hopeful music videoNot too long ago, I wrote an article about how to make your very own music video. It really isn’t that hard if you are going for something simple. However, I’m aware that a lot of people may wonder if this is even feasible or if music videos do well on the web. Well, guess what? They are feasible and they certainly do quite well on the web. So stop worrying about it.

Below, I have four videos that are well-made and should give you some hope when setting out to create anything on your own. After really analyzing them and getting over that question of “how?”, you’ll see that they are all quite do-able. Granted, they weren’t easy to make (and you’ll see why). However, with some time, a vision, and some hard work, you should be able to get in there and mix things up.

“Countdown” by Jupiter One

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This is one of the niftier hopeful music videos that I’ve found seeing that it was co-directed by Jupiter One’s lead singer. Furthermore, it was created entirely by the band itself. Based on the description, you’ll learn that the entirety of the stop-motion graphic segments of the video were shot with a camera in a living room. Furthermore, the subway scenes were DIY-shot (without permission) by the band itself. This is a testament of homegrown creativity everywhere, and really, if these guys can make this, you can make your own video, too.

“This Too Shall Pass” by OK Go

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Ever heard of Rube Goldberg? I’m sure you have. He’s the one behind all those fancy impossible machines that require several steps in order to complete a relatively simple task. OK Go – in collaboration with Synn Labs – created their very own Rube Goldberg machine for the creation of this music video. Done entirely with one shot, the video takes you through a complicated process that really serves no purpose but is amazing to watch. Granted, this would be a little more difficult to do on your own, but it might be worth a shot.

“Simple Math” by Manchester Orchestra

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This music video by Manchester Orchestra is beautifully composed and makes use of a ton of visual effects. Why is it on a tech blog, though? Well, simply put, it won the Vimeo Music Video Award 2012. This video is incredible and features some complicated camera work. Can you make this? Well, not likely. However, it’s one testimony of how the Internet is becoming the go-to viewing platform for all things film and video. Your band does have an audience for your music video, and that audience can be found online.

Every VideoSong by PomplaMoose

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PomplaMoose is my favorite web-based band, and as complicated as their music (paired with video) is, I believe their creations are do-able. I’m certainly not going to come out and say, “Oh! This is really easy!” However, what this band does is simply video-record every single instrument they play for a song. The videos themselves feature those instruments as those instruments are being played in the song. It’s an interesting process, and when there are harmonies or multiple instruments being played at once, the screen splits. Really, you should check them out. They will change your life. (And maybe give you some ideas for your own videos.)


So are you no longer feeling antsy about getting out there and making your own music video? I hope not. Else, I’ll have to write another article on the same topic. That would just be terrible, wouldn’t it?

What other hopeful music videos do you like that are “do-able”? Do you know of any good home-made music videos?

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