A Beginner’s Guide To Starting A Video Production Project
Producing a professional quality explainer video, product demo video, customer testimonial video, or any other type of video for your brand’s needs can be a lot of work. Hiring a video production company does make things slightly easier. However, you need to take your time researching a bunch of different companies, read a lot of references and reviews, examine their work, etc., to find one that is the best fit for your company’s needs.
At Deft Film, we want to provide you with a breakdown of what information you need to start a project with us! This is why we have put together a beginners guide to starting a video production project to make your experience with us a smooth one.
Have a plan: Working on a video project can be very daunting. It can be scary to know that if you mess up any of the significant bits, it can result in reworking it and expensive post-production correction. A major mistake you could make is going for something that might not be the right choice for you and your business. Figure out if you have the means and expertise to take up the project on your own or whether you need to hire a professional. Additionally, you could always just consult with a professional for basic advice.
Hire a professional: While DIY’ing a video production project is doable, we always recommend hiring a professional. Hiring a professional will ensure that you have a team of people to help you reach your goal and use our services to the max. At Deft Film, we help ensure that our services help you reach your goal. We are positive that we can help you make a good decision for your company and project based on our experience.
Decide on your video objectives: In order to prepare yourself, you should have an idea of what you want the outcome to look like and what exactly you want to achieve in the end. Whether it’s increasing sales or expanding your audience, it is essential to know the look you want to achieve, what goals you expect to accomplish from our services, the budget you invest in the project, etc. Reference videos work great to help pinpoint your vision!
Communicate: Honest, straightforward communication is imperative from day one of the project, as well as throughout the working relationship. Provide as much information, including preferences and guidelines. Communicate what your short and long term goals are, don’t be afraid to ask us questions about our process, we will be there with you every step of the way.
Advice From The Pros
Trust the professional: You hired a professional because you trust them. Collaboration is key, and don’t be shy about giving opinions and also taking suggestions. Remember that we are here to help you figure out what you want as well. As far as pricing goes, things can always be changed, added, and modified as we talk more about your goals!
Take the first step: Don’t be afraid to invest in video marketing for your company. We are here to help you and provide you with advice to get your company to new heights. We also organize classes where you are taught how to produce your own content using directing, shooting, and editing techniques that we use every day. Schedule a discovery call with us to figure out what we need from you to move forward. Or simply ask us what we believe will best fit your needs.
As a leading video and social media company located in Providence, Rhode Island, Deft Film is able to write, capture, and distribute content that gets those messages across in a short, impactful manner by gaining an understanding of your business, its personality, and objectives. We specialize in creating packages that provide monthly content and engagement for pages and sites. We are committed to turning your vision into reality by delivering creative and innovative content as per your specifications. We offer video and film production, podcast, social media, and other services to clients across Providence, Boston, Warwick, Newport, Plymouth, Worcester, and the surrounding areas.