CRYSTAL CELEBRITY SPEAKS ON MUSIC VIDEOS and VIDEO ROLES!
A lot of people have asked me "Crystal...Should I? Shouldn't I?' when it comes to the subject of doing music videos for more exposure as a dancer, model, actress or other artiste. As this is a subject you want some advice about I have decided to blog about it and give my perspective on the situation.
For all you upcoming models and artistes, music videos CAN be a great place for networking, extra practice, getting a feel for being on-set, meeting other artistes and talents, connecting with directors and finding future opportunities.
In my experience music videos are not only fun, but can also be a very very good way to network and get in touch with great artists, models, agencies, directors and people within the industry, often leading onto more projects in the future and call backs from directors for future projects.
Always try to get a main role if you can as this can create some good recognition, get your face out there and boost your profile and appeal (depending on the artist that the video is for).
Being 'the front person' with the main featured role, as opposed to just an extra, is always better as you will often get a chance to show some acting skills and get the most shots in the video, also being shot alongside the artist shows greater role authority and gives you some added importance in the video.
This does NOT mean that extra/background roles are not good though, as in my experience there are always at least 3 people at each shoot that are worth knowing and connecting with.
Even when chosen to be an extra, often new roles can tend to crop up last minute and if you look the part the director may give you some last minute limelight! So always stand out in your style and appearance because even if you are meant to be an extra, you never know what the director will be looking for on the day.
REMEMBER: Once the video is recorded there's no going back, and this footage can follow you!
So don't do anything you may regret later!
BE YOU and be as 'out there' as YOU can handle!
If you can handle it and its you, then by all means go for it, if your unsure of the role you are being asked to play then ask for another one or say no! If you don't ask you don't get!
Overall, music videos are great fun! And the more confident you are in yourself, the more confident other people will be in you, so head held high at EVERY casting and always keep your long term vision in mind. Your all fabulous ;o) CC xxx
CRYSTAL'S TOP VIDEO DIRECTORS LIST:
1. LUKE BIGGINS
One of my favorite of all the London video directors that I have worked with a few times now would HAVE to be Luke Biggins. Professional, Creative, and a great person too! Luke has a huge portfolio of top music videos for various artists across the atlantic, working in a wide range of genres. Luke has produced videos for the like of Ludacris, Black Twang, Sway, Biggz, Crystal Celebrity, Choong Family, Kosha & Podgy Figures to name a few. Luke is also a director for film and I can't wait to see his future project and hopefully work with him again soon! Number 1 on the list! Luke also shot my first ever music video for "Wanna See You Dance" which was an independant project I did as an artist with Erra Records. Check the video out further down in my blog.
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2. MO - DRAW PICTURES -
Another great video director would have to be MO! He is SO creative and innovative and I really love his work. I have witnessed first hand the 'rise and rise' of Mo and he is truely inspirational to me, he is the perfect example of creativity and determination and where it can get you in life. I have much respect and love for the guy! His portfolio again is AMAZING! He has produced and directed videos for the like of: Chipmunk, Skepta, Lethal B, C1, Roll Deep and Tinchy Stryder (amongst others) - definitely a big video producer in the game!
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See Crystal Celebrity in the following videos:
C1 (NORTH STAR) -
THE GAME NEEDS ME!
(My featured parts: The 'seductive eyes' close-ups, girl arguing/fighting for the chain, close-up face shots, miming of lyrics/close ups)
KOSHA - OLD SKOOL
My role - Main girl in party dance scenes, (Big heart Rope Chain and Paralell Kanye West Shades and "I am famous" t-shirt, pink jeans) - holla at me for the rope chain hook-ups!
MOSES feat Stylo G & Stamma Kid -
My role: Main girl (My first ever music video lol)!
GRACIOUS K - MIGRANE SKANK
Scenes: Group Party Scenes (Big Lego Heart Chain, Bow in my hair and Pink/Grey skirt) - LOVE MY ROPECHAIN!!!! If you want one holla at me and I'll hook it up!