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MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTING

Saturday, July 8

2pm-5pm PST

Zoom Workshop

$100 - that's a $75 discount!

Music videos are a fun way to try your hand at a variety of filmmaking styles. If you’ve always wanted to try and would like a detailed overview with practical tips for making music videos, this is the class for you!

 

In this 3-hour class, you’ll learn the ins-and-outs of music video directing: pitch, production and post. Award-winning filmmaker Jessica Redish will walk you through the different types of music videos, best practices for production, tips for pitching and how to create a dynamic edit.

 

In this session, participants will learn:

  • How to create and prepare your pitch 

  • Ways to find new clients

  • The different types of music videos 

  • Ways to give structure and an arc to your visuals

  • Tips for pre-pro: planning, places to draw inspiration, collaborating with the artist

  • How to work with a choreographer 

  • Production best practices: Sound, visuals, locations, scheduling

  • How to avoid pitfalls: do’s and don’ts

  • How to create a dynamic edit 

  • How some of the most highly respected filmmakers of our time tried their hand at music videos!

About the instructor:

 

Jessica Redish is an award-winning filmmaker & choreographer based in Los Angeles. She has been referred to as a “rising star” by Medium.com because of her accomplishments with her award-winning short films and music videos.

 

 Her body of work ranges from contributing choreography to The Smashing Pumpkins' International Tour to her short films “The Last Croissant” and “AIRWAY” winning Best Director and Best Comedy awards. Her most recent success is her movie musical, “Exit Pursued by a Bear,” which received placement in Oscar-qualifying Film Festivals. 

 

As a youth in the freezing tundra of Chicago, Jessica danced in her room to Madonna and Whitney Houston until finally it manifested into a music video and choreography career. She has worked with up-and-coming indie artists, musical theatre singer/songwriter crossovers, and rockstars. 

 

Jessica received a Richard H. Driehaus/John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Grant to study Music Video at the Rolling Stone Music Video Program in NYC. Her music video “Brighter Days” won Best Music Video at the Apex Short Film & Music Video Festival, and her upcoming music video release, “I’m Broke but I Drive a Lexus,” combines her affinity for comedy and music video. She is entering her third and final year of USC’S School of Cinematic Arts’ MFA Program in Film and Television Production.  www.jessicaredish.com 

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