Directing Low-Cost Music Videos

A course by Juanma Carrillo , Audiovisual Producer

Audiovisual Producer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined March 2018

How to produce and film a professional video with few resources

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (333)
  • 8525 students

How to produce and film a professional video with few resources

A course by Juanma Carrillo

Juanma Carrillo has created ads for international brands and clients such as the Community of Madrid and the FIRE!! cinema festival in Barcelona. However, it's in music videos that he finds the freedom he seeks to convey everything that inspires him. Good examples of this include the trilogy of video clips Premeditación, Nocturnidad y Alevosía that he directed for La Bien Querida and Ataraxia, which he directed for La Casa Azul.

To make a video clip, you must think in images while considering the tempo, rhythm, and lyrics of a song. What's more, you often need to adapt to budget constraints and tight deadlines. In this course, Juanma teaches you the entire process of creating low-cost music videos from beginning to end, including storyboard creation, pre-production, filming, and editing.

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What will you learn in this online course?

19 lessons & 33 downloads

Influences II
14 minutes, 55 seconds
Get inspired
5 minutes, 6 seconds
Visual documentation
6 minutes, 44 seconds
Technical and human team
16 minutes, 57 seconds
4 minutes, 49 seconds
8 minutes, 3 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (333)
  • 8525 students
  • 19 lessons (3h 24m)
  • 33 additional resources (11 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Choose a song that you like and make a music video clip for it on a small budget but with incredible results.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Directors, editors, photographers, creators, and anyone interested in the world of music and cinema who wants to explore new forms of audiovisual production.

Requirements and materials

Although Juanma will show you the entire process for making a video clip, basic knowledge of photography and editing is recommended.

Regarding materials, you will need a video camera, a computer with an editing program installed, and the song that you want to illustrate with images.


8525 Students
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Juanma Carrillo

A course by Juanma Carrillo

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Audiovisual Producer

Juanma studied audiovisual production in Madrid and Paris and worked for some time in the French music industry. His photographs have been published together with those of artists such as Nan Goldin, Sophie Calle, and Wolfang Tillmans. His audiovisual work moves between avant-garde cinema and video art, the latter being a discipline for which he has been awarded internationally for pieces such as This Leak, Cuerpos deshonrados, and Nineteen forty one.

His work appears in various documentaries and publications and has been featured at festivals around the world. He has also formed part of international juries at many film festivals and teaches masterclasses at various universities.

His passion for music has led him to the world of video clips, where his trilogy for La Bien Querida has been praised and awarded by critics and the public as has his piece Born Heroes, commended by David Bowie himself. Since 2012, he has been the image director for the international film festival FIRE!! in Barcelona, and between 2015 and 2017 he directed the theater company La joven compañía in Madrid. He currently runs his own advertising agency CSTUDIO between Madrid and Reykjavik.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences I
    • Influences II
  • U2


    • Get inspired
    • Visual documentation
    • Technical and human team
    • Casting
    • Locations
    • Technical script
    • Filming plan
  • U3


    • Set of filming I: behind the cameras
    • Set of shooting II: lighting and fx
    • Set of shooting III: the actors
    • Filming
  • U4


    • Assembly I
    • Assembly II
    • Assembly III
    • Color and postproduction
    • Export the project
  • FP

    Final project

    • Making low cost music videos

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Directing Low-Cost Music Videos. Photography, and Video course by Juanma Carrillo

Directing Low-Cost Music Videos

A course by Juanma Carrillo
Audiovisual Producer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined March 2018
  • 96% positive reviews (333)
  • 8525 students