Before you begin make sure you have a plan.
"If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail"
You might deviate slightly from your plan on the day, however, without some idea of what to expect there is an increased likelihood of things going wrong. Often you only get a single opportunity to shoot a film so you need to be prepared to capture everything you require. Draw up a shooting list that includes times, subjects and locations, this will keep you on track. Irrespective of who you are creating the video for there are several questions you need to consider before you begin. The more you can answer up-front the better informed your decisions will be as you proceed. Many of the answers to these questions will generate further questions…and even if they don’t mean anything to you right now they are all questions you will have to ask before the end of your project.
Considering all of these questions should help you create a plan for your shoot. This plan will help guide you during your shoot ensuring that you select an appropriate setting, record at the highest possible quality and address all the points you want to in your video. In addition, a well-planned video shoot can save considerable time, effort and resources during the editing process.
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