6 ways to optimise your video production experience:
- Take time: This tip is an overarching tip for every part of video production, hence why it comes first. Due to the amount of time it takes from pre-production through to the final product, any time that you can save is extremely valuable. Taking the time to come up with original ideas, organising all the equiptment that you need, and panning ahead. These things may take time in the short term, but will save you hours in the long run.
- Be creative: When creating your projects, make them as creative as possible, this will be helpful for two reasons. Firstly, creating an original and creative project will likely keep whoever you are making the video for happy as they will have something that they will enjoy and will likely come back to you again for work. Secondly, making your work creative and interesting is a great way for you to get a lot of enjoyment out of the work that you are doing. Video pr
oduction can sometimes get very monotonous, having fresh ideas and challenges is a good way to break up they day to day of video production and get out of your comfort zone.
- Choose your set wisely: When deciding on where you are wanting to film, make sure you have a good scout of the area you are wanting to shoot. Check weather forcasts and try to make the setting of your shot as authentic as possible. People will know if you try to make your garage look like a cabin out in the wilderness.
- Focus on detail: Making sure you take care of the small details on your project can often be the difference between success and failure. Simple things like using a tripod – making sure it’s level, having the correct lighting, and setting up your mics to capture sound clearly. These all seem like small details, but if any of them are off, it can call for another day of shooting which can ruin the project.
- Keep a high standard: Keeping a high standard throughout your project will save you time and money, check your shots thoroughly to ensure you are getting what you want. Listen to your recordings to make sure you are getting perfect sound quality. And if you need to hire actors, don’t settle for less than what you need. It doesn’t matter how crisp your video looks, or how well it sounds, if the actor/s aren’t up to standard it will bring the quality of the video spiraling down. Make sure you are specific when placing ads, so that you get as close as you can to what you are looking for.
- Keep it simple: Once you have finished filming and are in the post production room, keep things simple. Stick to your plan of what you want to achieve, now is not the time to add in additional ideas or change things up too much. If you have taken the time to plan everything out it should easy for you to get everything in order and it will just be a matter of editing your project and adding in any finishing touches.