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How Did They Do That? KPOP MV Shooting Techniques


vm project architecture's 'Video Structure: We Are The Reference' from their exhibit in Seoul this past April

If you've ever wondered how production crews do that thing(TM) and tips on how to recreate it here's a post for you! Didn't want to load the post with too much info so included are theoretical and practical approaches to a couple videos from VM PROJECT ARCHITECTURE, and some breakdowns using easily available equipement you could get a hold of if you wanted to DIY!

You'll notice really quickly why the majority of production people aren't in front of the camera ;)

IKON's LOVE SCENARIO

Hash swan  ft. GRAY's <Wang Like Alexsander>


TWICE's LIKEY TRANSITIONS



BTS' DNA CAMERA MOVEMENTS & LIGHTING



BLACKPINK's ‘뚜두뚜두’ DDU-DU DDU-DU BLOCKING & EDITING



WANNA ONE's BOOMERANG 360 CAMERA ROTATION
This one isn't directly showing Wanna One's use of the technique but it's the same principle. You can see where it happens in the MV by clicking here.



POINT OF INTEREST CUTTING
Mentioned breifly in the BP video breakdown, Point of Interest cutting is what makes KPOP MVs easily digestible, inspite of all the crazy things and set ups happening in it. Making sure that when cutting between shots the thing you want viewers to pay attention to is always in the same spot in the next shot. If they're on the right side in one frame, the next shot should also feature the focal point on the right because brains can more easily process what's happening during fast paced edits when they're guided on where to look next. the brain anticipates it after a while.

Sistar's I Like That MV shows it really well!


SPATIAL MANIPULATIONS IN POST SOFTWARE
While a lot of movement is created in camera, using special dollys, steadicams, and computerized crane rigs, there are ways to do similar movements in editing. KPOP MVs are almost exclusively shot in 8K but are posting online in 1080p (4K if you're lucky) this allows for a whole bunch of room for editors to manipulate the footage to add in tilts and zooms that weren't able to be completed onset.
8_Kto1080p
eg. if you put a stationary 8K camera pointed at this set and rolled you could then take the whole image into editing software and cut in to different members without ever needing to physically move the camera because the size of the green rectangle is typically what you end up with size wise for youtube/online delivery.



SOURCE:
VMPROJECT IG 1, 2 | VM PROJECT ARCHITECTURE YT | CINEMACOM.NET 1, 2, 3, 4 | SISTAR I LIVE THAT MV | POST PRODUCTION IMAGES I MADE


Any "how'd they do that?!" MV moments you love??
also working on a continuation to the colour theory post!
Tags: behind the scenes / making of, blackpink, bts, gray, ikon, music video, sistar, twice, wanna one
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