How involving a video company early will add value to your production

We take pride in designing video solutions that are cost-effective and make the most of any budget, high or low end. In this article I outline some of the more common risk points in a video production and show the flip side – how involving a production company at an early stage can add value.

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Why are you doing that? Video Production questions answered

When working in production it’s often easy to forget that some of the things we regularly do can seem nonsensical or weird to someone new to video or working with a production company. Of course, you should never be afraid to ask your film crew to explain what they’re doing – in fact, we love to blather on about our work, as this blog shows – it’s always nice to go in with a bit of pre-knowledge.

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Jobs On Set: Stylist

We show a lot in the clothes that we wear, so the Costume Designer uses clothes to help create a visual identity for the characters.

Before filming, they will look at the brief and think about how the characters would dress, and source different clothes to suit this.

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Jobs On Set: Sound Recordist

Occasionally overlooked when planning a video, the Sound Recordist has the important job of making sure the actors or interviewees can be heard properly.

Before filming, they will check the script to make sure they have all the equipment needed to capture the sound, and source anything they don’t have.

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Jobs On Set: Director

The Director is in charge of the creative elements of the film.

Before filming, they will develop the project from initial brief to the final concept, working with all the crew to plan every aspect, from the script to the way the scene will be lit, to make sure they work and are consistent with this overall vision.

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Jobs on Set: Lighting Cameraman

Your first time on set can be a confusing with so many people around doing different jobs. To help you understand exactly what everybody is up to, here is our guide to the main roles on set.

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