August 19


How to Make a Music Video with Final Cut Pro X

By Dan

August 19, 2022

I’ve got something a little different today. Call it a slight expansion of my teaching skills. Teaching to my passions, if you will. Or you can just think of it as little bit of Friday fun and entertainment.

In my latest YouTube tutorial, I show you how to make a music video. That’s right. Having grown up in the golden age of MTV, and having made a handful of them with my own original recorded songs, I decided to share my knowledge of how to create a classic-style music video using the Multicam feature in Apple’s Final Cut Pro software

Specifically, I show you the steps needed to shoot and edit a handful of clips, so that they’re all in sync with the music. Final Cut Pro makes this really easy, but if you don’t know where to look in the software, it’s hard to figure this out. To illustrate, I use the video clips from my own song and music video, A Very Cozy Christmas, which I released back in 2020.

Now, I realize, that a lot of my readers probably don’t use Final Cut Pro, or have any intention of every making a music video for that matter, but who doesn’t love a good music video? The classic ones have such cultural significance in our lives. Or at least they once did.

With that in mind,  it might just be fun to watch this video, just to see how they’re made, and to support my efforts. If you enjoy my teaching style, this is a great way to help me expand my audience, which helps me continue to make more photography tutorials. So, even if you’re not a Final Cut Pro user, or a music producer, please consider watching and leaving a comment, just for that reason. 

So whether you were raised on videos like ThrillerJumpEvery Breath You TakeHungry Like the Wolf and Sledgehammer, or not, thanks so much for your support and have a great weekend, and I promise, I’ll get back to making some more photography tutorials very soon!

About the author

Hi, I'm Dan Bailey, a 25+ year pro outdoor and adventure photographer, and official FUJIFILM X-Photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska.

As a top rated blogger and author my goal is to help you become a better, more confident and competent photographer, so that you can have as much fun and creative enjoyment as I do.

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