Here you will find a few tips that will set your production off in the right direction.
Remember to create a nut graph and/or scope of the posting that you and the publisher agree on. This will help you plan what you need to shoot, and maybe even more importantly, what you don’t need to waste your time shooting. If you’re filming a story, try to think of the potential characters and moments that would work best to back up the nut graph.
Every publisher works differently. Some are very hands on in post-production, others aren’t. Some will wait until the edit is perfect, others will want to turn it around in the least amount of time. You should always ask how involved they want to be in the editing process to make sure you have enough time to finish the video to their expectations.
Nothing screams ‘amateur’ like forgetting your external hard drive or that battery charger. Keeping track of all the gear you need for a shoot can be difficult. So before you walk out the door, double check and triple check that it’s all there and ready to go.
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