How to Build Your Video

We sometimes have people tell us what budget they've established for their video project idea before they tell us about the idea itself.   Although we try to work with any size budget, this situation can be very challenging for us, because the client has already decided what they are willing to pay -- before they know how much it might actually cost.

My wife and I are in the process of building a new home.  It's our first time building and it's been an eye-opening process.  But what has helped us along has been the plan we developed with our builder.  The initial estimates our builder gathered for us from his subcontractors were based on information we provided to our him about our lot size, floor plan ideas, square footage, etc.  Throughout our building process, those initial budget allowances have provided us with a blueprint for what we can (or cannot) afford in our new house. I've found myself making a lot of recent comparisons between our house plans and the scripts/outlines we create for each of our video productions.

Collaborating with our clients to establish a project outline and develop a budget is an important initial step because many factors (the length of the video, the need for music, graphics, voice over, etc.) can influence the cost of video production.  So getting these variables worked out in the planning and scripting phase will help ensure that everything runs smoothly as the production process moves forward. If we told our builder that we had a budget of $100,000 and we wanted to build a 5,000 square foot home, we would have ended up with a huge house with no drywall, no plumbing, no lighting, etc. because that 100K would only get us so far.  

So if you have some video ideas, give some thought to creating your own "building blueprint" so you can establish realistic expectations for what you want to create -- before you set the budget.

Category: Business, Editing Video, Shooting Video
Tags: business development, editing, photography, video, tweedee media, tweedee productions, sales

Comments

Leave a comment...

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.
← Previous Post Next Post →

Recent Entries

Categories

Archives

Tags

youtube writing wounded warrior wisconsin wi website video website web video web v viral video video production experts video production video p video newsletter video editing video vacation uinversity of wisconsin twitter tweedee productions tweedee media tweedee tv commercial true detective testimonial television technology teamwork streaming video storytelling storytellers sports social media sales marketing sales recovery production producer produce video photography photographer panasonic packers p2 online video online onine video newsletter music movie motion picture motion graphics moti mobile video message media marketing mark madison, wi madison wisconsin madison wi video productions madison video production madison linkedin janesville internet video internet high definition hd video hd graphics gopro football facebook entertainment editor editing economy e-mail marketing dvd authoring dvd dslr digital marketng digital marketing creativity creative corporate video content camera business management business development business broadcast branding blog best video production art animation advertising 3d