Production Planning: Things to Consider

Production planning can seem pretty scary. Having a good game plan in place can seriously help! Take a moment to Ask Ashley!



Production Planning

Pre-production is one of the most important steps in a production over all. If everything is mapped out and ready to go before the cameras start rolling, we guarantee your video production will go much smoother. There are a vast number of things to consider while in the production planning stage, but there are four main points that MUST be addressed.


One of the best things you can do for your team, and your sanity is having an approved, set budget before your shoot your begins! Knowing how much you are able to spend ahead of time goes a long way in making future decisions concerning your multimedia video production. Everything from location to editing can be effected by budget, so having a plan ahead of time is key.

One thing to keep in mind when deciding your budget is contingencies. The more planning you do, the better the out come. However, there are all sorts of things that may come up that are completely out of your control. When planning your budget, it is always a good idea to give yourself a little wiggle room, just in case. Imagine your disappointment if your project does not come out as planned because of  a small budget.



A good start to a great video production is having a well written script ahead of time. Make sure your script fits production planningthe theme and vision of your production. When script writing, ask yourself if the content is relevant to the themes you are presenting and if it is engaging with your audience. No one likes a boring script! That does not mean, however, that you need to go off topic. What ever your production may be, a well-written script can turn even the most mundane topic into something great.



In production, location can make or break a project. Knowing ahead of time production planningwhere you will be filming is essential for a number of reasons. While location scouting, there are a few things you must always keep in mind. First, make sure you are in a safe environment. NO shoot is worth risking the safety of yourself and others. Second, think about how the location will look and sound on film. Will you need lighting or extra audio equipment in order to use the location? Finally, you must consider permits. Filming a production on private property without the proper permit is illegal. Do not go to jail for your video! Remember, sometimes a video recording studio is the best place to film your production.



So you have your budget in place, your script written and you are at the perfect location…where is everyone?! Scheduling properly is one of the easiest and best things you can do to help your production run smoothly. Checking the availability of everyone involved well ahead of time will not only save you time, but headaches!

There are so many thing involved in the video production process (not to mention post production!) that it can all seem overwhelming, but don’t worry, Easy Edit Video is here! We are a video production company that has been serving Jacksonville for 25 years and we want to help you! Give us a call or stop by for a chat. Or, you can contact us here. We look forward to working with you on your next production.

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Jacksonville, FL 32256

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