5 Amazing Assets for Music Videos That Rock | How To

Turn your
video all the way up to 11 with great resources to help make it look
professional, expensive and impressive. Here are five of our favourites from  Envato Elements
to get you started in style.

1. Audio Visualizer

Even if you’re not
making a music video, this is cute enough to download just to watch the little
guys bopping to the music.  Driven by your
music track, the animations react – just add your audio, logo and colours.

Audio Visualizer
Audio Visualizer

The Versatile Grunge Trailer for Adobe After Effects has two
versions, including one where you can create custom scenes, making it perfect
for a wide range of music .

Versatile Grunge Trailer
Versatile Grunge Trailer
 

3. Music Logo

Music Logo is vibrant and stylish, with hints of MTV. Just
add your text and choose your colours to get a funky logo, perfect for kicking
your video off to a great start.

Music Logo
Music Logo

Glitchy and cool, this opener for After Effects manages to
somehow feel both retro with its muted, matt colours, and modern: combining fast-paced
transitions with geometric shape and design.

Glitchy Music Fest Opener
Glitchy Music Fest Opener

5. IndieFest

A good font can often be overlooked when putting together a
video. IndieFest is a font in the style of a marker pen: chunky and rounded. It
fits perfectly with indie style music, or music festival productions.

IndieFest
IndieFest

Each asset here is
from Envato
Elements, where you can download
unlimited resources for a monthly subscription.

Tuts+ Tips

  • You
    can make great videos with a DSLR camera, you don’t necessarily need a
    dedicated film camera or camcorder.
  • Plan
    plan plan. If there’s a narrative then write it out, but even if you’re just
    filming a static band then you still need to plan out who’ll do what, when and
    where.
  • Film
    the same thing over and over, from different angles. If you’re lip-synching then
    remember to bring something to play the song on.
  • If you’re
    filming outside, choosing
    the right time(s) of day could make all the difference to your lighting.
  • Can’t
    afford a crowd? Need to include things you don’t have access to? It’s not cheating
    to use stock footage.

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