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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Pre Production Planning

Pre-production is the phase of fine-tuning ideas and planning prior to the process of production. In a live-action movie sense it is the period before filming starts. In an animation sense it is the period before any real animating takes place. Pre production is a major step when creating corporate videos too - it's no less important!

Whether you're creating a video for a movie, or a small accountancy firm you need to have your head on straight, keeping your goals and objectives clear and ensuring that anyone working on the project with you understands your vision.

When I'm editing I often find I have the same problem. In one project I'll have an extensive list of of unnamed sequences, audio tracks and a bucket-load of footage to contend with. Finding one short clip will become a ten minute long treasure hunt that only adds to the stresses of video production. What is easily forgotten is that there are very basic techniques that can be used to speed up the production process monumentally.

This process begins before you've even begun filming, I mean if you're begin editing a film that had no strategic or methodical terms of planning, then you're going to get nowhere when it comes to compiling the footage. I recently came across this LAMBDA Films video that details some simple ways of developing an idea of what you want your video to look like before you've even started shooting it. I've included a link to the video below.

Pre-production is important for the arrangement of what is going to be shot and includes many phases that cannot to overlooked (as I learnt). It effects the whole filming process and tends to make your life easier in the long run, with efficiency and ease when it comes to filming.

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