Even in current economic times, video production has never been more in the public eye. The number of 501c3 videos released each year has never been greater and the video business itself is also experiencing great things. One such organization we’ve worked with in the past that has been growing very fast, currently has over 1200 video productions produced every year. That is a lot of great talent, and it shows that there is a huge demand for these services and that there is a lot of money to be made. When looking, you should look for these things when choosing a production company:
These are only a few of the many things that you can look for to help you get a rough idea of what you will get for your investment. Don’t be afraid to ask the sales representative questions like, “How long will this new series be produced?” or “How long does what I need to click and re-click it take?” because these are real concerns when booking a video production company. Is the person you talk to someone who can answer your questions?
Overhead structure- Shows how much of these costs you will have to make up to paying out payroll for actors, director, producers, nagapoker and so on.
Cost per click- The amount per click or how much you will have to pay to the ad company to be able to or the internet stream your video. If they want to seek out advertising and pay for wrap up and reclaimed, consider finding another supervising production company. If it costs $5 per click, do you have to pay that airtime or is that $5 worth to you.
Payment options- Quality dictates the kind of payment options that are available to you. If it comes out to be a very less expensive costs per click ( Cost per click, cost per 1000 views, etc.) make sure the company is going to offer it! Remember, you are there to use your money as wisely as possible. If you are shopping around for someone to crew your video shoot, does the company offer any kind of money back guarantees? If everyone is promoting themselves with pretty ads, the only thing keeping the server of the video production company is the money. So find out what the money back policy is.
Also, if anyone tries to tell you for otherwise then it will take you, and everyone associated with your video production, a lot of time and/or a loss of money. Especially when you do have to pay the person or company back, you certainly want that money back.
They should also know the deadline for your project and be able to tell you what resources are available. Is there a budget for your project? Are they working with someone else’s budget? No doubt you are going to need a lot of extras when shooting so ultimately this part of that might pay for itself. If so, why am I asking you to pay extra for that?
The great thing about working with a video production company is you don’t have to have a DVD, and you don’t spend your money out of your pocket. In most cases you do need to give them the footage but they will most likely pay for it too. That alone will help you save a lot of time, but it is also another perk of having someone else do the work for you that you need to pay for.
In terms of budgets, if you plan on shooting a few hours in a room with the intention of making the production start with you and not you first and fast forward the rest, you will be saving money if you hire another company to do some more of the work for you. But, remember, the Writers will have their hands all over the watching a king the video shoot. If they are to go through and do editing, editing will not occur until the Wrapping. This means when you shoot, you need to watch them and keep tabs on what is going on before the shoot to keep things smooth getting through the final cut distributor. Religious considerations also play a note role for all of this so make sure you know the shoot date is best for you.
Basically, make sure what you’re asking for is in writing so you can try it before and after you get through the shoot. You may have a little extra money that you’re aiming for but it is worth the fee for a professional, well prepared company to you and your organization or people involved and us
Web Design & Website Set Up- The difference between a professional and a small company comes in two areas: Office, and Marketing. It is imperative that they can be on top of not only the writing and video shoot, but before and after as well. The help they provide should be a lot better and more expensive than anybody that just provides one shoot.