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Want to See What a $45K Music Video Looks Like?

Posted by - 06:55 PM on 02/03/14
Australian rock band Twelve Foot Ninja raised over $45,000 via crowdfunding for their "Ain't That a Bitch" music video. Watch the result in the replies.
 
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06:56 PM on 02/03/14
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Alex DiVincenzo
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07:11 PM on 02/03/14
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What did I just watch
07:14 PM on 02/03/14
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sigh.
07:17 PM on 02/03/14
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What even just happened.
07:18 PM on 02/03/14
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Not going to take the time to watch, but just wondering, how much do music videos usually cost to make?
07:24 PM on 02/03/14
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07:25 PM on 02/03/14
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Not going to take the time to watch, but just wondering, how much do music videos usually cost to make?
What a strange song. And...

Estimated days of shooting required: 4 days

Actual costs based on specific local vendors, many of whom are offering greatly discounted rates:

Producer fee: $500-1250/day
Director fee: $500-1250/day
Camera operator: $500-1000/day
Camera equipment rental: $150-$5000/day
Key grip + assistant + lighting gear: $1000-1750/day
Wardrobe for 7-10 characters: estimated $20-$200/day per character for this project
City permits: $25-$1000/day (depending on the city, exact location, whether roads need to be closed, etc…)
Props/furniture rental: estimated $500
Set construction: $100-1000
Estimated days of post-production required: 2-3 days

Editor fee: $500-750/day
Redundant Hard disk archive: $200-400
Visual FX designer fee: $75-$150/hour
Colorist fee: $100-200/hour
07:25 PM on 02/03/14
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Miketheunicycle
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saw quite a bit of things there umm... yeah, i cant quite gather any further thoughts at this time
07:26 PM on 02/03/14
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Not going to take the time to watch, but just wondering, how much do music videos usually cost to make?
Major label videos can cost upwards of $100,000, but indies are usually a fraction of that.
07:27 PM on 02/03/14
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Also I know a lot of smaller bands on smaller labels, the bands have to front the costs and the label pays them back so it can be rather difficult sometimes.
07:27 PM on 02/03/14
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Not going to take the time to watch, but just wondering, how much do music videos usually cost to make?
I mean live videos aren't that much from what I imagine. Some cost quite a chunk of change. This video below cost I think a grand and it's cheesy as hell. Mark Gormley is the man though:

07:31 PM on 02/03/14
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Michael and Janet Jackson's music video for scream cost 7 mil, 10 mil if you adjust for inflation... so it really depends.
07:41 PM on 02/03/14
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Sounds like Anarbor
07:46 PM on 02/03/14
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This band is something else. Hilarious seeing the guys from Periphery in there.

Their other videos are just as ridiculous. Wait for 0:38.


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