music video production, Los Angeles


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Alex Jopson

Composer, Musician, Filmmaker

Alex Jopson has been composing and playing music over 15 years what makes him a trusted expert in music video production in Los Angeles. He has his own creative vision on how to direct a music video of the artist of any genre and style.

Through the years of his intense music career of a rock band frontman, lyric and music writer he developed his artistic and unique approach that already helped many video artists to reach their goals - get followers, promote new music video,  be accepted to Music TV channels or get #1 place on Reverberation.

The music video we produce will look like a one you can show on the silver screen with the efforts of our professional video crew and music video director.

Music video showreel


Music Video Samples

Eric Von "Be Mine For A Little While", Music video, Orlando 2016

Aprilann 'Crown And The Girls”, Music video, Orlando, 2016

LOGICAL "I KNOW YOU GOT A BOYFRIEND!",  Music Video, Miami, 2015

Anni Piper " Paper Bag",  Pop Music video, Orlando, 2015

LasVegaz "Is That The Song", Country/Pop Music Video, 2015

Kiesza cover music video, 2015

Lojikal "7 Days a Week", Pop/ Dance Music Video, 2014

Drugly Cats "Gangsters&Sluts", Rock Band Music Video

 

Music VIDEO production SERVICES

We are Adjust Video Production, a top Music video production, Los Angeles, offering professional video services for music artists in Los Angeles area. An experienced and creative film crew leading by Alex Jopson, the music video director, will produce appealing and trending visuals for your next music video project

Music video idea

It's a first milestone we need to perform together before starting any works. Describe your music video idea or give us direction or references and we will do it for you!  Based on this concept we will be able to calculate music video costs, will formulate the equipment and location list and foresee other actions to bring this idea to life.

LOCATION AND TALENT SCOUTING

We can perform location and talent scouting for music video production in Los Angeles if need. AD.JUST works with the best union and nonunion talent agencies and can provide a large rooster of the talents.

MUSIC VIDEO POST PRODUCTION SERVICES

This is the most time and creativity requiring process and can take up to 2 weeks. 

Music video editing is the process of placing and layering various shots, sound effects, graphics and audio tracks into a polished and professional looking project. We choose or create a unique stylistic fits your image or music style.

Our post-production services include advanced video editing, color correction, motion graphics. Mac-based video editing stations with professional editing software: FCPX, After Effects.  As one of the popular post production houses in Los Angeles, we take quality we provide our clients with very seriously.

PRE-PRODUCTION FOR MUSIC VIDEO

Our pre-production services include general management, such as setting up meetings and calls, requesting permits and other paperwork, handling logistics such as travel etc. We also offer our assistance with the creative side of music video production in Los Angeles as well, helping to write up script treatments and storyboards. The music video director will be able to wrap your raw idea in a professional script at no time.

MUSIC VIDEO FILMING - RED EPIC-W Camera

We understand how important the quality aspect in the music video production. The music video had a potential to be seen by millions of the viewers and that is why here at AD.JUST we utilize top of the line cameras such as Canon C 100/C300, Black Magic Mini URSA and RED EPIC-W 8K.  We will also take care of the rest of necessary equipment for successful video production like drones for aerial footage, lighting equipment, dollies, and cranes. Being a Los Angeles video production company we care about the quality of the video and our clients can expect HD/4K/8K footage quality for any projects.

Additional services for music artists

Not only music video helps music artist to move his career: behind the scenes, interviews and footage, concerts and performance, day in the life, or other documentary style video work will give you greater visibility and have a viral potential to be spread among millions of the fans!


Corporate and Event Music production

If you are a professional music band and looking to expose your services to more potential corporate clients we can create a stunning Corporate music video proposal that can be your business card showing the high level of your performance and skills and be send to your corporate prospects, venues, and producers. Watch the video below and see how epic your presentation could be!

 

How much music video cost?

It can cost from to $300 for DIY option, $5,000-$10,000 low budget music video productions or up to a $100-200K on a high end. A different set of the film crew, a different type of cameras, number of talents and locations dramatically effects music video production costs. Especially in Los Angeles, where you have to secure a filming permit for each location you want to have in your video, such as Downtown views, iconic building, even regular street.  

So it will be very helpful if you will see how much music video cost based on the type of the expenses below. Securing some of the options from that list by yourself can really help you to save money and produce the quality music video.

List of expenses for the music video:

1      Script creation. You should have a clear idea of what should happen in your video. Creative services like scriptwriting can cost from $300 to several thousand of dollars if you are involving award-winning scriptwriter. You can draft out your vision and attach some video references to illustrate your idea, usually, that is enough for filmmakers to understand what direction to move.

2     Talent fees. Professional talents cost from $300 to $800 per day with additional 20% as a talent agency fees. Background people are more affordable but still, requires at least $50 to $100 per day compensation. Most of the agencies will make you sing the contract which requires certain food and gas compensation as well. So if you're planning some concert or party scenes for your music video, do the math, maybe you have enough friends of fans that will be happy to take part in filming.

3      Location fees/ Filming permits.  Think about the locations can be used with no additional costs - your family or friends house, public parks, and recreations, friendly facilities etc. Paying the filming permits for each location for your music video production in Los Angles can be deadly for your overall budget.

4      Film crew fees. Music filmmakers will give you the crew cost estimations based on your idea. There is no formula set in stone but the minimum head count for a production day is around 4 people. Director of Photography, Cameraman or Camera Assistant (sometimes DP also can be a cameraman), Gaffer, Producer, and PA. Then you might need makeup and hairstyle person. If your video requires operating special heavy gear like dollies, big sliders or cranes - technical operators should be considered. As well as the drone operators which require having a special permit, basically, a pilot license of some kind.

5      Cameras. The range of the cameras that can be used is so wide so there is no sense to mention all the brands. Some cameras like Canon C 100/C300, Black Magic Mini Ursa and RED are most common in music video production and are easy to find.

6      Props and rentals. Think about props and possible rentals (cars, boats, bikes etc.) That also should be covered, don't think that film crew will use their own vehicles to perform the task. So consider rental expenses as well as insurance coverage.

7      Other expenses such as travel, parking, food etc. Let's say you finally found a beautiful location and all set for the full day of production, then count the number of people involved, film crew, talents, yourself.  All those people have to commute to the spot somehow and have at least a lunch and water supply for an efficient working day. 

8      Post production. And last but not the least  - music video editing. It is when the magic happens, scattered pieces become a solid product. The cost of the post production in Los Angeles can be almost equal to production expenses due to the complicity of the creative process. Video editor should find a unique style that will highlight your video and make it lasts throughout all the video. Multiple visual and sound effects used in that type of the video, syncing the music and the life action footage, making the tiny emphasis and working on the details is what make the music video a masterpiece.

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So our best advice is to be ready to specify your budget limitations.  Generally saying,  it isn't a good idea to make filmmakers guess what level of the production you are aiming for. But with a certain level of openness in communication filmmakers will be able to compile the best package that will stay within your budget limits but still able to provide you with quality music video.