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What are some of the best ways to ensure your next corporate video production will be a success? Preparing a great script and hiring strong actors is a start, but there are many other things you can do throughout the preparation process to make a difference for the end result. Here are our top three tips for preparing an Orlando video production:
- Have a Plan…
Every video production requires a bit of a paper trail, with call sheets and script breakdowns that provide vital information about each day of filming. This part of the process should come after a period of brainstorming, script-writing, and detailed storyboarding. Types of things you should put on your call sheet include contact information, safety notes, and location and transportation details. Script breakdowns cover everything else about a particular scene, including:
- Interior or exterior shot and time of day
- Wardrobe and props
- Cast and extras
- Music and sound effects
- Special equipment needed
The idea of a script breakdown sheet is to help divide and organize each scene into manageable parts. The sheet should also have room for a description of the scene as well as production notes from you or the crew. Having a detailed breakdown sheet is what helps bring each shot to life, from ideas and paper to the physical production.
- …But Leave Room for Changes
In your call sheet, did you account for the time the crew might need to adjust lighting or change cameras? If you are shooting in more than one location, is the time to tear down and set up equipment included? Are you giving your crew (and yourself!) the right amount of breaks and meal times throughout the shoot? Although the time when the camera is rolling is the most important in terms of capturing your Orlando video production, all of these other things must be considered before the day of the shoot.
If a scene requires a reshoot, your schedule may be thrown off despite all careful preparations ahead of time. You can help avoid causing a panic by building breathing room into the schedule and then staying both flexible and open-minded throughout the shoot. If you and the crew stay calm, it will be easier to find a solution and get back on track.
- Know How to Work with Your Crew
Understanding some of the technical terms and more casual lingo may help you communicate more effectively on set. However, meeting with your crew ahead of time and talking through the production is the best way to help your collaboration run smoothly. They should be fully interested and invested in understanding your company, niche market, and target audience to help produce a powerful, effective corporate video production. Make sure your role on set is clearly defined, and that everyone understands the call sheet, scene breakdowns, and overall production vision.
The crew at our Orlando video production company, NG Production Films has over fifteen years of expert filmmaking experience. We want to collaborate closely with your team to create a production that has everything you need and will serve your company effectively. For more information or a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us online or call us at (877) 203-2895.