Music, they say, is a great story. Each piece of music ever written, was written by someone who was conveying emotions. Whether that music has the words to guide us through the story or is just an instrumental version to give us an overview of the emotion, it tells a whole story.
One of the most frustrating things as a videographer in addition to the screening to 96 hours of footage without category, is to choose appropriate music to convey the message that you want the story to tell. We have personally spent hours (or days, we are ashamed to say) trying to find the perfect track.
Now, there is no right or wrong in choosing music for your project, but if you’re like us, then maybe we can give you some simple tips that can help you narrow your choices less.
Consider a wedding video to highlight such.
First, take a look at your videos. What kind of photos do you have? What kind of people? What mood? Do you have a lot of movies you want to use audio?
Is it fun and upbeat? Is it beautiful and classic?
By identifying some of the good things from the start, you can greatly limit your options. You can determine if you need a fun song, or upbeat, slower, something instrumental, something young and trendy, something more refined.
Once you’ve determined the style of music, it’s time to start listening. If you have decided to use a track with vocals, it is important to read the lyrics. The last thing you want to do is find a song you think is perfect, edit your video, then he has the singer speaks of love lost or breaks … (Been there, done that).
So read LYRICS!
Some notes on the music of others. For us, music can completely change the dynamics of a video. This is more than complementary, it may be the emotional bond that attracts the feelings of the day. So when you’re looking for music, look for tracks that are dynamic in themselves – something that builds, something that is slower than the parts move on to something quickly, where you know when the song gets really full here, is where the bride enters the room, etc. ..
In general, we try to stay away from Top 40 artists or whatever is popular on the radio right now. These songs and artists come and go. In six months, if you use a top 40 tracks, everyone has heard 473,000 times and they are tired of him. Then dig deeper for your music. Find ways that are not public, not heard all the time. These are the tracks that will last. For your customers, are the tracks that are timeless. Although they have never heard of the artist, the fact that this track is theirs, it will be perfect.