Why trust Darren? Because he's made some of your favorite videos of all time.
"The most prolific director of his generation,” according to MTV’s Matt Pinfield. Darren Doane was breaking new ground with alternative bands and directing and editing techniques that would soon become the mainstream. Blink 182, The Deftones, Pennywise, Strife, The Promise Ring, AFI, MxPx, Jimmy Eat World and Thursday would all break into the regular rotation of MTV, FUSE, Headbangers Ball and 120 Minutes -- and Doane helmed videos for all of them.
People have often asked me why I had so much recorded music... but no music videos. The truth is that I didn't know how to make an epic video that didn't cost me thousands of dollars. I figured I'd rather put that money into other promotions.
That's when I met Darren Doane. He pretty much pulverized all my beliefs about what it takes to make a STUNNING and viral-worthy music video.
SO, WE THOUGHT WE'D TRY AN EXPERIMENT
We thought... let's bring in a celebrity singer and create their first music video for practically PENNIES... and see how good of a music video we can make....for practically nothing.
Here Comes Austin Ellis! You may know him from NBC's The Voice!
In this mini course, we create Austin's very first professional music video, using the free stuff we find around us, any lighting that looks cool, a boom box, and his guitar...
WHY MUSIC VIDEOS ARE SO IMPORTANT
TO YOUR ONLINE MUSIC CAREER
Atract More Fans
Videos are the future of all media platforms. If your music needs more exposure, music videos are the KEY.
Videos can help you establish your music all across the web and serve to showcase your niche!
Music is art, and art has a visual component that we often leave out! Time to fix that with a stunning video.
Build Your Email List
I added 5000+ new fan subscribers to my email list with a very simple music video, one camera, one green screen.
In just a few months, that video received over 1 MILLION views and I have thousands of brand new fans all over the world.
Better Your Social Proof
With thousands of new video views around the world, my music sales have increased and my social proof has gone through the roof!
Become a bigger fish
I've honed in on my niche so I could be the big fish in a small pond. Now my video has allowed me to become a much BIGGER FISH!
Music labels are producing videos for hundreds of thousands of dollars. You have an opportunity to transform your song from audio to videos for less than $500.
Don't waste time and money, making huge mistakes with your video.
IN THIS COURSE YOU'LL DISCOVER
Get detailed answers to common questions on things like budgeting, equipment, lip syncing, and more.
High Energy Long Days
Take a realistic look at the energy required for the creative process and learn how to rise to the challenge.
Learn from Austin’s reflections on what he’s learned & the challenges he’s faced during the process.
Trolls & Egos
Learn just how hard these artists are working and how they handle self-criticism and humility.
How Much Do I Charge?
Learn the ground rules for budgeting, paying vs. asking for favors and easy money pitfalls to avoid.
The Finished Product
From start to finish: Watch the debut of Austin Ellis' music video for his hit single "Inadequate".
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING
Fantastic course! So glad I got it. Just went and shot a video outside yesterday, just me and my girlfriend as my camerawoman. So stoked to put it all together!! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and talents with us! 🙂
This is so exciting! I didn't realize we could actually do a quality video without hiring out for it. But, after watching this segment I now know that "Yes we can!" We can do this ourselves. We're so phyched!
Larry & Matilda
I most recently upgraded my cameras and lighting...But when I made this video... all I had was my iPhone6. I thought, well, just do it, Eliza. Make your video on your phone. I am loving this course. It totally reflects where I am at. Thank you so much Leah, for offering this.
I've edited a few of my own music videos and I NEVER thought to do it this way and OMG it would have saved me SO MUCH TIME. This is fantastic!!!!!!!! 😀
I am just about to start on my first music video with a song from my album. The information learned here has given me confidence in doing it myself.
The comment on paying with a good experience rather than a small amount of money - MIND BLOWING. It makes so much sense! I can totally relate to wanting to volunteer for a good experience over getting a tiny payment.
Awesome! It was great to see the whole process, so efficient! Congrats to all 3 of you for a great course and video 🙂