Just exactly this. The singer I'm working with now wants to make her first video. She has some ideas, a director, and even an actress, but... How do we make sure that we get something usable? Is there a standard checklist of things to make sure you have in place, a list of errors to avoid, or even a recommendations for keeping it simple for your first video. I've been in one "proper" video before, and I came away with the idea that this could have been done a lot better. Like the director shooting closeups of me first, telling me to move around as much as possible, resulting in me moving around more than everybody else put together, which made all those 15 minutes or so of closeups practically useless. OTOH, a friend of mine spent literally $7 on props a few years ago, got a film student to make a video for his portfolio, and ended up with something that works. Sure it's weird, but so's the music. So, what did he do right?