You might expect the following on your shoot: a production assistant, a producer, a shooter, and an audio engineer.
You’ve heard of producers, directors, videographers, gaffers, grips, and so forth. Right? They will each likely have a place at your next corporate video shoot.
These are people you don’t see in movies, or out on the street. You see the broad-shouldered videographer hoisting a camera to his shoulder as if that’s how it’s done. (more…)
Typical entrepreneur’s desk (Photo credit: fensterbme)
It’s happened once again, folks.
A client has asked for a discount on her very first project — claiming that she’ll make it up by giving me more work in the future. (more…)
Thumbtack is a website designed to help workplaces and individuals hire experienced folks easily. (more…)
Script (Photo credit: sc63)
Yes, you need a treatment before script.
Begin with a preliminary treatment, a page or so of prose describing what your production will be about. I do this when a lot of ideas have been kicked around, or when the production is long and/or complex.
I don’t use a preliminary treatment when (more…)
Teleprompter screen circa 1975-1980
When you ask for script samples from prospective writers, they will submit scripts to you presented in television format or in a screenplay format. As their names suggest, one has become traditional to television (and video) and the other to dramatic presentations. (more…)
Two-column video script
Typically, when an organization like yours looks for a video, it searches for “video production companies.” (more…)