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How to Make a Smooth Rock Music Video

Watch more How to Start a Band videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Transport listeners back in time by following these simple steps for learning to make a smooth rock video. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Choose a song Pick a song to use in your video. Make sure any sophisticated melodies or complex drumbeats are overpowered by a voice so smooth, it's like warm butter being spread over freshly resurfaced ice. Step 2: Find the talent Assemble the musicians. Tease their hair, and dress them in shirts with wide collars, leather vests, and extremely tight pants. Remember: smooth, soft rock isn't just about music -- it's about a state of mind. Tip Have male musicians grow thick facial hair to offset their polished, smooth rock sound. Step 3: Build a set Fill a soundstage with black velvet fabric. Then, place extremely bright lights behind and to the side of the talent, so the musicians seem to emerge magically from surrounding darkness. Step 4: Shoot Start the smooth rock song and shoot the musicians lip-syncing and playing their instruments from a variety of angles. Include multiple close-ups of each performer's hands and long, steady shots of the singer's plaintive facial expressions. Tip Put a diffusion filter on the camera's lens to give your shots a dreamy, mellow haze. Step 5: Edit the footage Using video-editing software, sync shot changes to the music, add a color-correction filter to make shadows harsher, and reduce the video's visual quality to simulate older videotape formats. Then, post the final product online, and help others enjoy the pleasant vibes of a smooth rock groove. Did You Know? Hall and Oates had 6 platinum albums between 1981 and 1988.
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