Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of a video shoot?
From the moment the camera starts rolling to when the final cut is delivered, there are many steps involved in creating a successful video.
From planning and pre-production, to shooting and post-production, there are many stages involved in creating an industrial video shoot.
Shot Blast Media is an award-winning video production company based in Leeds, UK. We work with a variety of industrial businesses around the world to create engaging videos for their audiences.
Video production is a complex process that requires a lot of time and effort. It involves a team of professionals who work together to capture, edit, and produce the best possible video.
When it comes to industrial video shoots, there are certain steps that must be taken in order to ensure success.
From creating storyboards, finding actors, setting up lighting and camera equipment, scouting locations, and more – there is much that goes on behind the scenes of a video shoot.
Each step is vital for ensuring that the final product looks great and meets all expectations.
So, where do we start?
The first step is to find out exactly what the client wants. What are their aims for the video? Who is it for? Is it educational, informative, comedic, or other?
The second step involves creating a script or storyboard for the project. What is the story being told? Often a scriptwriter is required for this part, or if the video is an animation, the animator will draw out a storyboard.
3. Location & Times
Then, you will need to find the best locations to film in and the best dates to film to suit your team and client. Can you provide some locations for the video? Is the client’s headquarters a good place to film? Do you need to book somewhere else or get permission to film in a public space?
You’ll need to find a date and time (or maybe multiple) that your team and the client’s team can book in.
The next step is finding actors or voiceover artists if needed, and sort costumes and props for them too. There are lots of casting websites you can use to do this step. Make sure to watch their showreel and check they are available on the dates, then send them over to the client to confirm.
Once you’ve found actors that the client is happy with, get their clothes sizes from them so you can start sourcing costumes. Don’t forget their shoe size!
5. Video Team & Equipment
Then, work out which members of your video team need to be on the shoot and what equipment you need to take with.
Are you filming inside or outside? Will the location require extra lighting? Does the client want action shots with the GoPro? Do they require drone use? Are you recording sound? Will you need a boom mic or radio mics? How many tripods and cameras do you need? Make sure to pack spare batteries and memory cards just in case.
Once you know all this, you can put together a shot list or filming schedule to use on the shoot.
6. Prep the Team
Next, the team needs to be prepped, along with the client, actors and anyone else involved, so that they know what to expect on the filming day. Take them through the shot list and filming schedule so everyone knows what they need to do on the day.
7. On the Day
Make sure to add in extra time at the start and end of your day to meet with the client, set up the equipment and put the equipment away.
Stick to your filming schedule and tick off the scenes on the shot list as you go so that you do not miss anything.
Once filming is complete, the footage will need to be moved over to a secure storage location so that editing can begin.
During the editing process, the client will be sent the first draft and then any alterations after that until the final version has been completed.
And that’s it! That is what makes up the behind the scenes of a video shoot.
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