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A Step by Step Guide to Video Production

Recently, one of our clients asked to outline the processes involved in a video production with Echo Video. They were specifically referring to a set of talking-heads videos we had coming up so I put together a short step by step guide to video production for them. I thought this might be of interest to anyone else who was considering having videos produced for their company so here it is…

Step 1
We discuss and agree on the list of questions to ask the client’s customer. Client provides us with all the branding and graphics required for the final video.

Step 2
Book a filming date with the client at their office or alternative location.

Step 3
We send the list of approved questions to the client’s customer. The senior professionals, who will be interviewed, are advised not to over rehearse the answers as this can lead to a stilted performance.

Step 4
If possible, arrange a quick recce of customer’s office location, to find out the best interview spots and other favourable cutaway filming areas within the office. If a recce cannot be arranged prior to the filming date then we try and get some photos of the office to give us some idea of the filming location. Ideally, a large space is required with minimal background noise and ideally air conditioning that can be turned off.

Step 5

Step 6
All the interviews filmed will be manually transcribed and sent to the client for highlighting the important bits of information.

Step 7
Based on the transcribed text, a rough edit is created with background music, simple titles and company branding incorporated. The edit is uploaded to our client login area for the client to view and provide feedback.

Step 8
After a maximum of two re-edits, the video will be completed and sent to the client’s customer for final approval.

Step 9
Once all approvals are obtained, we deliver the final case study in the required format (mp4, wmv, flv etc)