The Four Stages of Video Production

Posted by on Jun 28, 2015 in blog | No Comments

There are four stages of video production and this is a constant for every video that gets made regardless of category.

1. pre-production

Write script, prepare budget, audition actors, assemble crew & talent, place equipment orders, scout locations, prepare contracts, storyboards, shot list, schedule, etc.

2. production

Film the video.

3. post-production

Transcode media, edit video, create sound design, edit and mix audio, compose a score, record ADR or VO, create motion graphics / visual effects, color grade the footage, prepare final deliverables in appropriate formats / codecs.

4. Distribution

Promote the video. [Usually handled by client or outsourced to PR/communications company. However, video company is often consulted during pre-production about distribution as that may inform script and production choices.]

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