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PRE-PRODUCTION
Create a concept
Create a treatment
Create a working script
Scout shooting locations
Select screen talent
Develop script breakdown
Create production schedule

PRODUCTION
Set-up and break-down
Lighting
Directing
Audio
Make-Up
Filming and Taping

POST-PRODUCTION
Off-line
Elements
Timecode
Editing
Duplication

 

The Production Process

When producing a video there are a lot of things you have to consider. The following information will help you prepare yourself to make your production process go smoothly. The first thing you have to plan is the budget. Production time is not cheap. The more time you put into planning and organizing your project, the more time and money you will save in the end. The average cost of production can range from $1500 per finished minute to $5000 per finished minute. The price of production varies based on time, locations, talent, equipment and production value. The more involved the video, the more the production will cost. Always leave yourself a cushion for those little unforeseen expenses.

Most professional production companies are equipped to help with the planning of your production. They have the resources and professional knowledge to help pull all of these elements together. When interviewing production companies, ask to see samples of work they have produced. Ask for references and follow up on those references to see how the company performed. Meet with the people that will be involved on the project. It is very important that you are comfortable and able to communicate with the people working on the project.

Your production will consist of three phases, pre-production, production and post-production. The pre-production phase is where the most time will have to be spent.

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