How to find good video production companies

Oct 23, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Ambient Skies Productions Blog

Posted by John Schaus


Searching for the right video production company can be tough with zero industry experience. Am I going to end up with a fresh out of college filmmaker? Or will the quotes I recieve be way to high for my budget?

Spending a few hours getting no where with these tasks can also further complicate the idea of using video for your company in the first place.

In addition, there has been a recent rise of middle man services prodivding lists of what they consider to be qualified filmmakers. These companies are a joke in this industry and have found ways to capitolize off creatives that can not capitolize for themselves in a tough freelance society.

How many different people or companies will you have to call, request bids, & decide between for your next video? Don't rely on middle man services due to lack of experience. 

The possibilities are alomst endless in terms of customizing your new creative crew. From initial concept to amazing CGI post production, the resources of freelance professionals available at your finger tips is tested, tried and true. 

How to find good video production companies 

Here are three major resources on how to find good video production companies and filmmakers. Following these helpful research tips below will also provide a resource that teaches the different video industry terms and fields of expertise. 

 

Some common online search methods include:

1. Google

Local search Video Production Company Your Location


2. Vimeo

Groups, Albums, Channels & User search are great ways to find very talented filmmakers. 


3. Trusted industry databases

Productionhub.com & Mandy.com are two of the larger databases. Premium beat provides a great article labeling some other industry favorites. 

 

IMPORTANT: Once you have narrowed your research efforts down to a couple of solid candidates, it is suggested to use these requirements with all 3 of the resources provided above.

  1. ARE THEY QUALIFIED: Use socail network especially Linkedin to verify qualifications

  2. WHERE'S THEIR REEL: Any video company or professional will have a video reel that showcases thier work

  3. CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY: Avoid middle man services in this industry by speaking directly to your creatives. 

 



In addition to these valuable resources, many individual states and countrys have reliable networks established for this industry. Usually started by motivated and respected industry producers, these networks are generally non for profit. Here is one example, Arizona Production Association

Don't limit your selfs to your location, this industry is mobile when talent speaks for itself!

Once you have found your potential production company, here are some ideas of where to go next:

 

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Topics: Corporate Video Production