When you start a new movie or a new music video, you have a lot of things to consider. You want it to be “perfect”. A perfect video would mean that the music video and the movie complement each other. However, this is a difficult feat to pull off. One thing that you might want to think about is whether or not the video should match the song, or whether it should be a different thing entirely. Some people are under the impression that to make a perfect song video you would need a perfect song. This is not always the case.
For example, what if your song was about pirates and instead of pirates you were singing about the cowboy? How would you feel about it? It doesn’t make sense to make a movie that plays up one specific part of your song. The two can be merged together to create a better story line and also to make the video more creative. The key is to figure out what the song was about and then make sure the video and the song are a perfect match.
Keep in mind that it’s easier for the audience to follow along with the music video because the story is the only thing that is coming from the song. With a video, the story is often drowned out by the visuals and sounds of the video. Even if the music video has some fantastic shots and staging, the background noise and lights can often drown them out. This is why it’s so important to make sure that the story line is a perfect match. Otherwise the viewer may get lost or not understand the story.