When hiring anybody for any position, typically, a test is administered to determine whether or not the candidate is qualified for the task, job, etc. There is no exception when it comes to hiring a crew to produce a video for you, but one might find themselves asking... what are the right questions to ask, how can they prove themselves? Here are some questions to ask when hiring a corporate video production company.
1. How many years of experience do you have with corporate video production?
The candidate might have ten years of experience, but spent most of those years shooting weddings or short films and lacks the knowledge needed to successfully organize and shoot a corporate video correctly. Be specific when asking about their experience.
2. Do you have any examples of your past marketing videos?
The candidate will either be happy to show you, which is a good sign, or they will try to avoid the inquiry... In that case, it's time to move on.
3. Do you provide video post production services?
Usually in the corporate world, there are deadlines. If the company you're hiring is booked up in advance, you will want to know about it before hand. Present your deadline and find out if it's going to be an issue.
4. Will there be a video production contract to sign?
If the company is trying to fight you on supplying a contract for the job, then that is a red flag. Any production company should want to cover their own end and protect themselves.
5. What are my options for cutting production budget corners?
If the production company is trying to bleed you dry and does not offer up helpful solutions to save you money where you can, then ditch the mosquitoes and find a company with more resources.
There are many relevant questions to ask when hiring a corporate production company to shoot your video, these are just at the top of the list. This will help to eliminate the unqualified companies quicker and get you closer to choosing the right fit for you.