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How to plan a better video project

No matter the reason you want to take on a video project, the more planning you put into it, the more successful it will likely be. Several planning stages are involved, so let’s examine just a few of them in more detail right here and now.

Clearly define your goals

First of all, you need to have a better idea of your goals. This way, you will know the direction you are heading in. For example, you may want to raise brand awareness or have a certain number of views on social media. As with all goals, it is much better if they are both measurable and achievable. This way, you can get to the end of the project and work out whether you have succeeded.

Set your budget

The problem with video projects is that people often tend to forget that they can get mighty expensive if you are not careful. While you may have a grand vision in mind, turning this into a reality is much more expensive than you may think. Even if you do it yourself, there are plenty of props, actors, special effects, etc, to remember. Plus, the finished project may not be as impressive as it would have been if you had got in, for example. It is worth setting out your budget in the planning stages, but putting in a bit of flexibility here can be difficult to cost everything right in these initial stages.

Identify your audience

Like any other project that has people seeing it at the end, you need to have the clearest picture of your audience possible. The more you have thought about the eyes that will be on the project at the end, the better you will be able to cater to their needs. If you have done video projects in the past, it is worth assessing them and working out what has gone well and what could still have been improved. Also, if you are able to talk to your target audience and hear from them directly, you are much more likely to do better.

Write your script

Before filming actually starts, you need to have a script in place. You can make this as tight or as loose as you would like. Whatever the case, you certainly need to ensure that you have a clear artistic vision that you are able to follow. Again, you need to have someone who knows what they are doing on it. This can make or break your next big video project, so you don’t want to do a shoddy job or not up to the task.

Plan the shoot

Finally, you will start to plan the shoot, working out how much time you have available and how long will be needed. You need to make sure that it is tight. You will likely only have your actors or filmmakers for a limited period and want to squeeze in as much as possible.

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