3 Ways To Find The Right Video Production Company

Jun 9, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Ambient Skies Productions Blog

Posted by John Schaus

You can’t choose the right video production company until you’ve found the right company. So how can you find one that will deliver what you need? It’s not like quality production companies can be found just anywhere, setting up shop next to your local convenient market.

Here are three ways to find the right video production company

1. Work Backward

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Are there some online or televised videos that stand out in your mind as being exceptional? Maybe you admire them for their creative camera work, or the stellar sound quality. Maybe you were moved by the emotional storytelling.This is one great way to find a video production company for your film project. Find out who did your favorite videos and contact them to see if they are accessible to you. In some cases, you may find that production companies represented in larger projects don’t work on small projects. They aren’t biased. It may just not be economically feasible for you or them to transport people and equipment to your location for your small production. If this is the case, move on to idea number two.

2. Ask Your Creatives

If you’ve hired professional creatives for your video, they must have worked with production companies in the past. Don’t discount asking them if they have any company they can recommend. It doesn’t mean you have to follow through and hire any company mentioned. Just use their recommendation as a jumping off point for further consideration. One benefit to this method is that since your creatives are working on your project, their past experience was more likely to mirror the size and budget you have at your disposal.

3. Fine Tune Your Needs

Online searches can produce unsuitable results. The more general your search terms, the more you’re likely to waste your time pursuing production companies that don’t offer the full suite of services that you require. Fine tune your needs and specify exactly what services you need. The best production companies will offer:

  • Pre production services like budgeting
  • Equipment leasing and arranging
  • Trained personnel to choose from
  • Video production services like scheduling
  • Post production services like editing

Finding the right video production company is one of the most critical stages of your project. Make sure you ultimately choose a company that has a reputable image, experience similar to your project, and representatives who are eager to work with you.

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