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Video Production Process (1 of 2)

Here is a step-by-step guide to the production process we engage in with our clients. You may scroll down or select a topic from the abbreviated menu for quicker access.

Step 1. Submitting A Proposal

a. Project Meeting

Our team sits down with your team to discuss the project. The agenda includes:

  • an understanding of who is involved (project lead and client team)
  • the approval process that is to be followed
  • target audience or viewer
  • communication objectives
  • deliverables including: format and distribution of final product
  • desired schedule and deadlines
  • preliminary budget issues

b. Proposal

A detailed proposal is submitted that includes:

  • an outline of the concept
  • a suggested treatment
  • a fully detailed budget
  • a proposed schedule

Budgets are fully detailed and easy to understand. We list complete budget line items, which show every cost aspect of a project.

Step 2. Initiating the Project

a. Defining the Project Team and Project Processes

The participants and processes are clearly defined including:

  • members of the project team and contact information
  • production team-project team communication process
  • approval process relating to scripts and production

b. Defining Resources

Sources of material and additional assistance are clearly defined including:

  • sources of information both in text format and other mediums
  • sources of creative elements such as logos, photographs, existing footage
  • client-side support staff such as graphic designers, archivists

Step 3: Script Development

a. Research and Content Gathering

The Script Writer works with the Project Team to:

  • gather any additional information that is critical to scripting the first draft
  • to liaise with client-side support staff in identifying additional sources of information and creative elements

The Original Video video producer works with the Project Team to:

  • Obtain creative material in the appropriate format. This is material that will be used in addition to the original footage that will be filmed specifically for the project

b. Script Drafts

The sub-steps that lead to a final draft include the following:

  • the 1st script draft is submitted electronically for review by the project team
  • the Script Writer and the Project Team meet face to face to discuss changes or revisions
  • the revised draft is submitted electronically for final approval

Step 4 Pre Production

Every project is different. Some items listed below may not be included in a particular project.

a. Locations

The Original Video Producer and Director work together with the Project Team to:

  • identify locations and logistics associated with filming: power, transporting and stowing gear on site, crew parking, craft services
  • arrange for clearances including safety protocols and on site orientations if required

b. Casting

The Original Video Producer and Director work together with the Project Team to:

    • coordinate audition sessions for on camera talent, voiceover narrators

and additional actors

  • prep interview candidates
  • prep client-side staff involved in on-camera participation
  • prepare and submit an audition tape for review and selection

c. Production Support

The Original Video Producer and Director work together with the Project Team to:

    • identify the client-side technical or consulting advisor(s) who will be on

site for all shoots

  • book the filming crew
  • pre-assemble or obtain elements such as props or specialized material
  • coordinate wardrobe
  • coordinate the building, delivery and assembly of sets

d. Filming Schedule

The Original Video Producer and Director work together with the Project Team to:

  • draft the shot schedule that itemizes locations and scenes based on the script
  • the filming schedule takes into account the time it takes to pack gear and move between locations