So you want to know how Video Production companies work? You have come to the right place, my friend.
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In the pre-production stage, Video Production Companies plan the entire shoot. This is where all details are written down and an entire shoot is scheduled. Some of the most important things during pre-production are.
A working script will have been greenlit in Development, but a final polish happens before the start of the next stage
Once the script is locked, the line producer finalizes the budget according to the script changes
Each production is set up as a separate business entity for tax purposes and liability for all involved
These individuals provide leadership to each department in a production
Scripts are dissected so the AD (Assistant Director) can start to plan shoot days and shoot schedule
Each scene of a script takes place at a distinct location. These locations must be found and reserved
Projects are usually secured with principal cast, however, supporting roles are cast during this stage of production
Shot lists give everyone involved, an idea of what to expect on any given day of principal photography
Serves as the DP’s roadmap to Key Department heads regarding where
The crew is the heart and soul of every production company. Writers, directors, producers etc are the most important people during development and pre-production. To make an automobile analogy, when it comes to principal photography, the writer and director are the engines and the destination. The crew is your frame, your suspension, the body, the paint job, and the wheels. The crew is everything else. If you are starting a production company, you should check out this article. However, if you are simply looking to hire crew. Check out this resource.
Additional crew positions are but are not limited to:
The script is finished. Actors are on set. Lights are hot, and the cameras are rolling. This is where the glitz and glamour take place. When you think about a film or television show being filmed, this is what you think of. Actors are on set, lights putting stars in the talent’s eyes, and at times hundreds of people are on set. Everyone there has one goal. Produce the best video possible.
Post-production is the phase in video production that receives the least amount of praise, yet remains equally important. Stories you see on television or in films are literally put together in this step. Sure, the writer creates the characters, storylines, world and character arcs. But editors create the beats between words. They are the ones that make the writers words and actors performance have a greater impact. Editors are as important as a great actor. Trust me, I have been seen editors absolutely destroy a great project.
In the right hands, editors can make a mediocre script look good. Conversely, they can make a great script look like crap. create the timing, edit long-winded scenes and moments that feel reel and dynamic.
Some of the usual suspects that work in post-production are:
If you are just starting out and want to learn more, check out our article on How do Video Production Companies Make Money. If you are looking for a way to get started check out the following articles.
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Til next time. . .STAY CREATIVE!