The process of selecting a suitable production crew is very tedious if you are making a film. Take note of the factors that are needed to be considered, not to mention the pressure, and then the money involved, all of these, once you endure the hard work, will be rewarded in the end.
The production of a film or a video is a complex task for a beginner. This is a misconception if it is not given a proper guide. Take note that these stages, when put in action appropriately, are dependent on the content of the film that would be produced. The following are the basic steps in producing your own video.
The first stage is the PRE-PRODUCTION. Here you have to prepare the ingredients before you cook your meal. Video production is the same as cooking you need planning, preparation, and execution. Everything in this step is very essential. This stage involves pinpointing your productions aims, style, as well as the target audiences. This is where the storyboard is made for your client’s approval. Your target audience must be well identified. You must consider the fact that most videos that target a distinct audience attract more approval on YouTube or the social media. Another thing, determine your budget. A good quality video with a decent budget is acceptable. So might as well spend some money if you’re up for the income and getting a decent ROI. Select your crew members, make-up artists, editors, equipment, and other staff. The success of your production depends on good crew members.
The second stage is the PRODUCTION. Here, shooting the scenes start. The actual production of the video begins with the planning and preparation. Shooting the video starts with the director and ends with the director. All angles will be shot by the cameras depending on the storyboard being prepared. This may take time than the preparation itself. But then again, a good food is not appreciated if it is not cooked well.
The last stage is the POST-PRODUCTION. The editors say this is where the magic starts; for special effect editors to be exact. But all shots created in the production face are being selected, placed in order, and pieced together in a fine cut. This is the stage where special effect editors and sound mixer editors add the necessary animations, voice over, color corrections, and more. After all the work and finishing touches, the final video will be then converted to its desired format – which can be DVD, VHS, MP4 and more.