Whether you’ve had experience with the video production process before or not, it can often feel a little daunting. We’re here to help with our Step By Step Guide to Video Production.
At RMV Productions we pride ourselves on our customer service focused approach and are passionate about delivering high quality visual content. We don’t just want to make you an awesome video, we also want to ensure the whole process, from start to finish, is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. This is our guide to video production.
1. FIND A VIDEO PRODUCTION COMPANY
The first step is an obvious one. Find an experienced video production company to work with. This in itself can be a stressful process. How do I find the right team? How do I know they will deliver? What should I base my choice on? Fret no more! We’ve written a guide to help you choose the right company here (secret hint, it’s probably us! 😉 )
2. WRITE A CREATIVE BRIEF
Again the idea of writing a simple brief can be daunting. I know I want a video, but what should it be about? What should I include? Who’s it for? How long should it be? The list goes on… But again, we’ve published this handy guide to help you produce your video brief.
3. REQUEST A QUOTE OR TREATMENT
Once you’ve got a brief or some idea of the content of your video, send this out to perspective production companies asking them for a quote and some creative ideas. Ask any questions you have of them and invite them to ask questions about your video project. If you’d like us to give you a quote let us know.
4. NARROW DOWN THE OPTIONS
Once you’ve received some quotes or pitches, narrow this down to your preferred video production partner. (secret hint, it’s probably us! 😉 ) At RMV Productions we believe in transparent communication. So you’ll receive a breakdown of costs, with perhaps some different cost options for different ideas, based on your brief. Review the quotes and decide what budget, creative idea, and timeline is best for your business.
5. DECISION TIME
Now it’s time to decide who is the right video production partner for you. This may involve requesting a more detailed video treatment (including a script or storyboard) or perhaps a face-to-face meeting to discuss ideas and some of the finer points. Once you’ve made the decision it’s time to commission the project. This will often involve signing a contract or working agreement and paying an deposit based on a percentage of the project costs.
6. THE CREATIVE PART
Now the fun begins and we can set to work creating your ideal video. Whether it’s filming interviews or a narrative based video, or maybe creating a bespoke animation, or even a mixture of the two. We’ll keep in touch with you through every step of the process, from pre-production and planning, to production (we’ll always invite you to the shoot), and post production, when the video is edited and final touches added. Again you’re welcome to join us in the edit suite to review your video and see where the magic happens!
7. REVIEW AND SIGN OFF
As soon as we have something to show you we’ll either invite you to come for a viewing or send you a private video file for you to review and send feedback. Our standard video production package offers two rounds of iteration before final sign off. Once you’re happy with the video we’ll prepare it for delivery, including encoding video files to the correct specifications for web upload and streaming.
8. THE PAY OFF
Release your video, sit back and watch the views sky rocket, and marvel at the impressive ROI your video marketing has brought you.
Congratulations, you’ve completed a hugely successful video project! (Optional final step is to send us a bottle of Prosecco thanking us for an awesome video and generally being super nice people to work with).