Now that you've assembled all the information into a clear message and have the script together, it's time to take it apart. In this segment, we discuss breaking down your script, creating a shot list and story board, assembling the resources for the shoot.
Go ahead... ask. “Why do all the work of putting it together, just to take it apart?”
The answer is simple. Pre-production.
How To videos and training videos are everywhere - from how to install a car engine to how to saddle a horse and how to build a model train. Many people think that since they know how to do something well enough, that they can use video sharing to teach these skills or techniques. Not necessarily.
The video business is so unlike most businesses when it comes to "how to pay" and "how to charge" for services. "It depends" is a big factor - shooting rates or editing rates? Do you charge for set up and pre-planning time or not? A rate calculator will at least get you started.
To be a true video producer, you need to carry more than just your camera. Although they are wonderful devices that can do amazing things, you can't make great video with just a camera - you should still have a few tools at your disposal when you need them, so we've compiled this list of five reasons you need more than just your camera. On every shoot you should always have:
A few directors of rock documentaries - an emerging genre that covers the music world - offer us some insight into how they were able to get their dream off the ground and into production using alternative financing and non-traditional means.