The words ‘low budget’ tend to have negative connotations especially when they are used to describe the pricing of products and services in the market. The truth is, low budget videos do not have to be cheap or of poor quality. An experienced video producer can produce videos at a lower price, by using strategies that can help to cut costs without compromising on quality. On the other hand, a poor quality music production is produced by compromising on quality. For example, using inexperienced camera men and poor video editing are some of the undesirable cost saving tricks that are applied by bad producers.
A good low budget music video production company applies good carefully planned strategies to cut costs and deliver a good video. One of the strategies they employ to cut cost is to involve their clients in the scripting of the video. This helps both the client and the producer to schedule their videos and reduce time spent to shoot it. By understanding the schedule of the client the producer can strategize on how he is going to organize hiring of equipment, location and extras needed for the music video.
The client may suggest or write a script that may end up being too expensive. The job of a producer is to suggest alternatives that are less expensive but still good enough to be interesting. One of the common alternatives for low budget productions is the green screen. The green screen effects can be done by anybody, but to use such backgrounds and effects you need proper equipment and skill, otherwise you may end up making very poor quality videos.
There are artistes who have become popular, especially on the internet through low budget music videos. One such artiste is Mark Gormley. Mark Gormley became famous on Youtube when he posted some of his low budget videos on the site. Some of his videos were made using green screen effects. His music videos became popular because they had themes that were different from the other predictable music videos.
Here are some of the low budget video production companies that can produce videos for less than $10,000;
King Cine: This is a music video production company based in Florida that produces low budget music videos. They also produce wedding videos and commercials. They offer video marketing packages alongside music video production, to help you promote your videos online. The following is a link to a music video produce by King Cine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9pJrWEcErM&feature=plcp).
z2pro.com: This is a production company that has produced low budget music but high quality videos. Most of the people in their production were once musicians. Their videos are shot in a limited number of locations but have great concepts. They do all kinds of music videos, but most of the videos they have done are rock music videos.
Moving Image Inc: This video production company based in Texas, has high quality equipment and produces music videos based on their client’s budget. They have produced a number of low budget videos which are relatively popular.
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