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Secrets to a Successful Video Pre-Production Phase

On Set at a ProductionWhen it comes to producing a video material, whether for film or advertising, you need to undergo three phases: pre-production, the actual production, and post-production. All phases are important, but the pre-production phase will set the pace of the entire undertaking.

As such, it’s important that you ensure the success of the pre-production stage. If you don’t know where to start, you should start learning the basics. This will help increase the success of your project, whether it’s a student film or a material that will complement your California State Home and Garden Show. Thebesthomeshow.com shares some pointers to guide you through the process.

Who’s the team?

If you already have the budget, it will be much easier for you to assemble a team. More often than not, production teams come with a package price. What you need to do at this point is to scout for the team members, which include the director, art director, cameramen, production assistants, and talents. You may also have to get in touch with post-production professionals.

Visualize it!

You don’t go into shoots immediately. You will have to visualize all things first so the efforts involved in the shooting will not go to waste. You have to create storyboards. This will make the work of cameramen and directors easy. As such, you need to work with storyboard artists or visualizers. You should create a list of shots that need to be taken.

Other Essentials

Other than the directors and the people directly involved in the production, you need to work with the logistics team. You need people to provide you with materials and equipment, such as cameras and lights, wardrobe, and props. You will also need to secure permits, insurance, and contracts.

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These are just some of the things you need to keep in mind when organizing your video pre-production phase. To ensure that things are running smoothly, you need to work with a reliable producer and a team of industry professionals.

  • Posted on May 18, 2017