pre-production

Pre-Production necessities for a successful video

4 Pre-Production Necessities For A Successful Video

by Morgan Gaertner • September 21, 2016

The first rule in video production?

Stick to the budget.

Whether you’re making videos for a client, managing a hired production crew, or creating a video in-house, the best way to make sure you’re working as efficiently and effectively as possible is to think about the price tag that’s attached to everything you do.

But to make sure you’ve included everything you need in your budget, you need to be thorough with pre-production.

Well before you begin shooting, you’ll want a clear grasp on your messaging. You need to know what shots and visuals you need to get. And most of all, you’ll want to make sure everyone from talent to the crew understand the objective and goals for the shoot day.

Having a plan and staying on-track is the real key to a successful video shoot.

To make sure that you’re not making critical decisions at the last minute, take a look at this episode to discover four pre-production necessities you don’t want to miss!

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How to schedule your video shoot day

How To Plan a Successful Video Shoot

by Kristopher Juniel • August 31, 2016

Don’t begin your video shoot without creating a schedule first.

Seriously!

This is the key to a successful shoot day. Getting your shoot wrong can be very costly mistake.

An effective video shoot requires a delicate balance between capturing as much footage as you can, and ensuring there’s enough buffer time between your shots to ensure nothing is missed.

If you’ve never scheduled a shoot before, it’s easy to overlook some small (but vital) details, like getting footage at a certain time of day, or considering the noise level near the location you’re filming.

To ensure your next shoot day runs smoothly, we’ve pulled together a list of the things we think about when scheduling our clients’ shoots here at WireBuzz.

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How Much Do Videos Cost? (The Answer May Surprise You)

by Stronz Vanderploeg • August 10, 2016

Here’s a question we get all the time:

How much do videos cost?

Honestly, we don’t really have an easy answer. The cost of a video production depends on what type of video you want to make, and how you plan to make it.

Not every production requires a crew, actors, editors, and animators, or professional gear. Conversely, not every business should make videos on their iPhones or edit them on free apps.

But regardless of your budget, there are some things you need to consider before you start filming if you want to keep your costs to a minimum.

Find out what you need to know to get a clear idea of what your next custom video will cost.

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