Video Project Tips

How To Keep Your Project On Budget

Here are some tips that we have put together to help keep your project within budget and delivered on time.

Tip 1 – Video Revisions

With all of our video and photography projects we typically agree a set number of revisions with our clients before the project commences. These revisions are factored into our estimates and are used to prevent multiple revisions which can result in delayed delivery and additional costs.

What might seem like a simple change can take hours of rework, video exporting/rendering and will need to be factored into the final costs.  In order to prevent this we are requesting you provide us with as much detail as possible on our project requirements form. This will ensure we understand the vision for your project.

When we are at the revision stage we ask that you review the initial  draft video with all stakeholders and collate all your feedback into one single response. By doing this it means we can apply these revisions all at once resulting in less back and forth. This also allows us to stay on track with the timeline and will ensure you are not billed for multiple revisions outside the previously agreed amount.

Tip 2 – Planning

Planning before hand is key for any project. Whilst we strive to be  flexible and support your needs, in order to deliver to your expectations we need to be aligned on the day of filming and on the requested final content whether it be video or photography. Providing detailed information in the project requirements form will help us with effective planning and ensure everything goes as expected.

Planning before hand is key for any project. Whilst we strive to be  flexible and support your needs, in order to deliver to your expectations we need to be aligned on the day of filming and on the requested final content whether it be video or photography. Providing detailed information will help us with effective planning and ensure everything goes as expected.

Tip 2 – Planning

Tip 3 – Shoot Day

A lot of planning will go in to the shoot day. Whether it is filming or photography a thorough plan for the day will be in place and that is typically the plan we stick to. By planning beforehand we know what video equipment we will need, what lenses, lighting, audio etc wil be required. We will know the shot list and would have planned the day around this. 

On the shoot day it is best to stick the original plan and deviate as little as possible. Any major changes to the original plan may interfere with the original shot list and result in a longer shoot which ultimately might mean additional costs for your project. 

Speaking in front of the camera can be a nerve-racking experience. If your video will feature a lot of speaking or interviews then we advise you to create a script before the day of filming. This usually happens in the planning phase and we highly recommend it. Having everyone involved in the script practice their lines in advance of the shoot day will mean we can reduce retakes and help stay on target with the agreed timelines, thus helping you stay on budget by reducing any potential additional costs due to extra filming.

Tip 4 – Practice 

Tip 4 – Practice 

Speaking in front of the camera can be a nerve-racking experience if you are not used to it. If your video will feature a lot of speaking or interviews then we highly recommend that you sit down and create a script before the day of filming. This usually happens in the planning phase and we highly recommend it. Having everyone involved in the script practice their lines in advance of the shoot day will mean we can reduce retakes and help stay inline with the agreed timelines. Thus helping you stay on budget reducing additional costs.

More Tips to Come……….

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