Pooky wrote:Do you guys specialize in the "artist performing the song in the midst of a party" type of stuff that I see everywhere, or have you been able/allowed to make some more original ones as well?
Although hip-hop videos are pretty straightforward, we have some more original stuff accompanying that video we linked about a month ago
that we're excited to premiere pretty soon; although its airing on MTV/BET will not likely precede it being put fully online (we have exclusivity deals to where BET, for instance, doesn't even allow for an online premiere before it airs). By and large, however, we've had to 'play it safe' and stick to the singing amidst a party
style; although we're definitely being granted more liberty now that we have some clout (at least here in Texas, we outbid $50k music video directors) and we are smart about what we do.
Honestly, it's been a lot of LOT of work for a (relatively) small reward thus far - but we're working our way up the music video ladder, and it's new and untreaded ground for us. This all kicked off because of our music video for Live It Up
and its luck airing on MTV3 this past summer.
We're very thankful for the opportunities we've been presented, even if they are only for music videos lately - although I get about a hundred propositions every two weeks regarding someone on YouTube who wants us to produce an idea they have the money for. We've yet to stumble on anything too
legit, but we're certainly keeping our eyes and ears open.
For being full-time college students, though, music videos are fun and it's awesome that we were able to on-the-spot produce one with a hip-hop 'name' - at least here in Texas and throughout the south - and it's leading us to some big things in our music video 'careers'.
We'll see how things play out, though.