Script, story, planning, and the road to success
The pre-production process encompasses the planning stage of your video project. It includes everything from research and story-boarding to location scouting, preparing insurance coverage, delivering release forms, etc.
We understand how important and complex pre-production planning and material can be. Script-writing, storyboarding – let’s face it: it’s a lot to keep track of. That’s where we have the advantage. Our full production team allows us the flexibility for whatever video you need at whatever stage. Have an idea but not sure how to move forward? Have a strict set of production guidelines the crew must follow? Is the material or event covered of a sensitive or non-disclosed nature? We have it covered.
We are operating in a world where one good video can lead to a massive social following
Our team provides pre-production services to take your vision and make it a reality. Our process prepares your video by carrying your idea through the full preproduction process. Here is the video transcript:
Preparation is key to a successful video shoot. Even before the lights, camera, talent or script is written, you need to have a good idea of what your message is. Really dig deep to find the meaning behind the video that you want. It all starts with collaboration between you, the client, and our production team. Working together, we will design a plan that will perfectly showcase your ideas. Our writers will expand the heart of your message and lay the foundation for the script. Finally, we will storyboard the script or concepts to lay out the ultimate flow for the film, keeping both our crew and your team on the same page throughout the duration of the project. At this point, we come to the hands-on part of the pre-production process; location scouting. So here’s how it works. The director and the cinematographer will go to the location the day before production. This helps eliminate production day blunders like wrong directions, false information, or not enough parking. It also helps to visualize the script and gives us the chance to meet the film subjects. During this process, we take pictures of the area for reference, discuss technical specifications, and get to know you a little bit better. Rest assured, we are well on our way to production day. Now we get to the fun part; casting. Casting Matters. We aren’t talking about actors here. If your CEO is camera shy, they are not going to turn into John Wayne just because the film matters to the company. Select someone from your team who is both knowledgeable with the idea of the video as well as confident in front of a lens. And now everyone’s favorite subject. Breaking the Law. We have one word on that subject. Don’t. There are lots of permits, releases, insurance, and other fun paperwork involved in preparing for a production. We will collaborate with you to make sure these requirements are met, and that everything is as painless as possible. We hope we’ve shed some light about what goes on in pre-production. Visit the production page to see how the elements of pre-production come together. See you on set.