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Creative Filmmaking: Crafting Your Vision for Music Videos

Isaiah Seret, Film / Video / Commercial Director

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11 Videos (37m)
    • Introduction

      2:00
    • What is a Treatment?

      3:16
    • Introducing Your Vision

      2:45
    • Finding Inspiration

      1:24
    • Script and Story

      5:06
    • Building the "World"

      3:56
    • Locations, Talent, Pacing

      3:17
    • Production Elements

      2:35
    • Image Research

      4:44
    • Layout and Design

      3:57
    • Final Thoughts

      3:33

About This Class

So you wanna make music videos – but where do you start? How do you get your vision down on paper and present it to the world?

Join celebrated filmmaker and director Isaiah Seret for an immersive 35-minute crash course in creating a cinematic music video treatment.

Isaiah draws on his experience directing videos for MGMT, Devendra Banhart, CULTS, and Raphael Saadiq (to name a few), as well as commercials for Dewar’s, Adidas, Adobe and even a Super Bowl spot, walking you through his process for selling his video concepts through to a band or record label.

Key lessons include:

  • introducing your vision
  • building the "world" and crafting a story
  • various production elements 
  • image research
  • layout and design

Perfect for aspiring filmmakers, directors, editors, cinematographers or anyone who wants to take their film and video skills to the next level, you’ll walk away from this class with a clear vision for yourself, your team, and your client. 

111 of 113 students recommendSee All

I'd say that this provides a good look at what the thought process is for brining an idea to video reality. I think it could be improved if a few minutes were spent simply running through a mock video from concept, to storyboard, to location scouting, to b roll, to image research to actual footage shooting to editing with a link of the finished product at the end. Then we'd see all the steps laid out and would retain the information easier.
Concise and insightful.
Great class, took a lot in and very informative.

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Isaiah Seret

Film / Video / Commercial Director

Isaiah Seret was born in Kabul, raised in Santa Fe, NM, and spent his twenties traveling across Asia, cutting his teeth as the first assistant director on two films made by Tibetan monks. His unique background informs his diverse portfolio of work, including the D&AD Award-winning "Click, Baby, Click" for Adobe and recent Intuit-Quickbooks Super Bowl 50 spot for Death Wish Coffee shot by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda. His short film "Quarantine", a short prequel to "Da...

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