How to Make a Music Video That’s Like a Heavy Metal Movie

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If you want to make a music video that’s like a heavy metal movie, you’ll need to follow some specific tips and tricks. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to make a music video that’s sure to get headbangers excited.


In order to make a heavy metal movie, you will need a few things:
-A camera
-An editing system
-A story

The first thing you need to do is come up with a story. It can be anything you want, but it should be something that would interest heavy metal fans. Once you have a story, the next step is to find music that fits your story. You can either create your own music or use existing songs. If you use existing songs, make sure you have the rights to use them.

Once you have your story and music, it’s time to start filming. If you’re using a home video camera, try to get creative with your shots. Film in different locations and don’t be afraid to use special effects. If you’re not sure how to edit your footage, there are many software programs that can help you.

When your video is finished, upload it to YouTube or another video sharing site. promote it by sending it to heavy metal websites and forums. If people like it, they’ll share it with their friends and maybe even show it at a metal concert!

What You Need

When you think of a heavy metal music video, you might think of dark and gothic images, fast-paced action, and lots of headbanging. If you want to make a music video that captures the essence of heavy metal, here’s what you need:

-A band that looks the part. Heavy metal is all about theatrics, so your band should be dressed in dark clothing with lots of leather and spikes. Think black jeans, black shirts, and black jackets.
-A dark and gritty setting. Heavy metal videos are often set in abandoned warehouses or derelict factories. If you can’t find an appropriate location, try filming at night for a more sinister look.
-Fast-paced editing. Heavy metal videos are known for their quick cuts and frenetic energy. When editing your video, use short clips and lots of movement to keep the viewer’s attention.
-Special effects. pyrotechnics, Greenscreen effects, and stop motion animation can all add to the visual spectacle of a heavy metal video. Think big and go wild with your ideas!

With these elements in place, you’re ready to start filming your own heavy metal music video. Headbanging optional but encouraged!

Shooting the Video

After you have your storyboard and script ready, it’s time to start shooting your music video. You’ll need to find a location that matches the feel of your video, and then set up your camera and lights.

If you’re shooting on a budget, you can use natural lighting or a few simple lights to create the look you want. Just be sure to test out your lighting setup before you start shooting, so you know how it will look on camera.

Once you have your location and lighting sorted out, it’s time to start filming. If you’re working with a band, you’ll need to get footage of them performing their song. If you’re doing a narrative music video, you’ll need to film the scenes in your storyboard.

Be sure to get a variety of shots while you’re filming. Close-ups, wide shots, and medium shots will all be helpful when you’re editing your video. And don’t forget to film some B-roll footage that you can use as filler later on.

Once you have all the footage you need, it’s time to start editing your music video.

Editing the Video

After you have all of your footage, it’s time to start editing the video. This is where you’ll put everything together and make it into a music video.

There are a few things to keep in mind when editing a music video that’s like a heavy metal movie. First, you want to make sure that the video is the right length. A music video should be at least three minutes long, but no more than five minutes.

Second, you want to keep the energy of the video up. This means that you should edit out any slow or boring parts of the footage. You also want to make sure that there is a good mix of close-ups, medium shots, and wide shots.

Third, you want to add in any special effects or graphics that you want to use. This can include things like fire effects, blood effects, or anything else that you think will add to the video.

Lastly, once you have everything edited together, you need to add in the music. The music should be loud and powerful, just like in a heavy metal movie. It should also match the energy of the video.

Adding Special Effects

Adding visual special effects to your heavy metal music video can really make it stand out. You can use special effects to make it look like your band is performing in front of a huge crowd, or you can use them to add an element of danger or excitement to the video. There are a few different ways you can add special effects to your video, and the best way will depend on what kind of budget you have and what kind of equipment you have access to. Here are a few ideas:

-Animated images: You can create animated images using software like Adobe After Effects or Blender. This is a good option if you want to create really creative or elaborate visuals for your video.
-Live action footage: If you have access to a green screen, you can shoot live action footage and then add in the special effects later. This is a good option if you want to create a more realistic-looking video.
-Stock footage: You can also use stock footage to add special effects to your video. This is a good option if you’re on a tight budget and you need to add a lot of visual interest to your video quickly and easily.

Once you’ve decided how you’re going to add the special effects, it’s time to start planning out your shots. Make sure that each shot has a purpose and that the special effects help to enhance the shot, rather than distract from it. Remember, less is often more when it comes to adding special effects, so don’t go overboard!


As you can see, making a music video that’s like a heavy metal movie isn’t that difficult. With a little bit of planning and some creativity, you can make a video that will appeal to your target audience and get them pumped up for your next release. So get out there and start filming!

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