Ok, so I’m planning on shooting a video for one of my songs. I’ve been trying to figure out where I should shoot and what the setting should be. At one point I was contemplating on shooting some scenes in an old abandoned house that doesn’t have a roof, but after inspecting the house it just seemed too tiny and I didn’t think there would be enough space for the camera girl to operate safely and comfortably. So, a few days ago I checked out a few cemeteries. There’s one cemetery that looks really good for some interesting scenes but I don’t know how it would look if me and the bass player drive over there , pull out our instruments and have the camera girl start filming us…? There’s a few sections that we might be able to remain unnoticed for a short time, but the guitars are definitely going to catch people’s attention, if they do see us. They also have a few security cars driving around the cemetery,…but it’s a HUGE lot.
Another thing I’m a bit hesitant about is, we’ll have to play our music loud enough so that we can lip synch and guitar synch to it…I think we’ll have to leave the drum kit and amps at home. The music can possibly draw attention also, if it’s too loud.
Is filming in a cemetery even legal???
The girl who will be filming our video is a Japanese videography student, who wants to get footage for her portfolio. I want to make sure she gets what she wants and is happy and comfortable with everything. We’ll provide her with transportation and food. Is there anything I should mention to her, or ask her, so that we can make the experience better for her? I’ve talked to her on the phone and she is very nice and really into doing this video shoot.
Any advice on shooting a music video other than the questions I asked?