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Directing Low-Cost Music Videos

A course by Juanma Carrillo
Audiovisual producer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined March 2018
, Audiovisual producer

How to produce and film a professional video with few resources

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% Positive reviews (234)
  • 5232 students
Directing Low-Cost Music Videos

How to produce and film a professional video with few resources

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% Positive reviews (234)
  • 5232 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 19 Lessons (3h 24m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
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Juanma Carrillo has made spots for international brands and clients such as the community of Madrid or the festival 'FIRE !!' of cinema in Barcelona, although it is in the music video where he finds the freedom to project everything that inspires him. Good sample of it is the trilogy of videoclips 'Premeditation, Nocturnality and Alevosía' that has directed for the Well-loved one or 'Ataraxia', that realized for the Blue House.

To make a video clip it is necessary to think about images, but always keeping in mind the tempo, the rhythm and the lyrics of the song. In addition, on many occasions, it is necessary to adapt to the lack of means and deadlines adjusted. In this course Juanma will teach you the whole process of creating a low cost music video from the birth of the idea, to the final montage, through the creation of the storyboard, preproduction and filming.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Lights...
  • U3
    U3. Camera...
  • U4
    U4. Action!
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You will begin by getting to know Juanma's work and career within the audiovisual world, who will also tell you about his influences and the professionals he admires.

Afterwards, he will tell you about the importance of visual documentation and will discover some of the places he usually goes in search of inspiration and that he uses to create the dossiers that he presents to the client before the video is made.

Juanma will show you what are the materials necessary to carry out a production of these characteristics.

During the pre-production phase, you will talk about the importance of a good casting, the selection of locations and how to capture all the specifications in a technical script based on references, which will also help you to create the shooting plan.

Once on the set, Juanma will reveal some tricks of filming and lighting and share with you important information when it comes to directing the actors in your video clip.

As for post-production, you will see how to make the assembly, how to do the color retouch and how to export the project to present it to the client.

What is this course's project?

You will choose a song that you like and you will make a music video with few media and incredible results.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Filmmakers, editors, photographers, creators and anyone with concerns in the world of music and film who want to explore new forms of audiovisual production.

What you need

Although Juanma will show you the whole process of making a video clip, it is advisable that you have basic knowledge of photography and editing.

With respect to the materials, you will need a video camera, a computer with an editing program and the file of the song to which you want to put images.


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Juanma Carrillo

A course by Juanma Carrillo

Audiovisual producer

He graduated in audiovisual realization in Madrid and Paris and during a season, worked in the French music press. His photographs have been published alongside those of artists such as Nan Goldin, Sophie Calle or Wolfang Tillmans. His audiovisual work moves between avant-garde cinema and video art; discipline, the latter, in which he has been awarded internationally with works like 'This Leak', 'Corps dishonored' or 'Nineteen forty one'.

His work appears in several documentaries and publications and has been the subject of special cycles at festivals around the world. He has also been part of international juries in other film festivals and teaches masterclasses in various universities.

His passion for music has taken him to the world of video where his trilogy for La Bien Querida has been praised and awarded by the critics and the public, as well as his work 'Born Heroes', praised by David Bowie himself. Since 2012 he is the image director of the international film festival 'FIRE !!' of Barcelona, and directed, between 2015 and 2017, the theater company 'The young company' 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. A Photography, and Video course by Juanma Carrillo Best Seller

Directing Low-Cost Music Videos

A course by Juanma Carrillo
Audiovisual producer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined March 2018
  • 95% Positive reviews (234)
  • 5232 students