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Basic Video Production

A guide to script-writing, storyboarding, recording and editing video, and video production software.

Planning

When planning your video, consider these factors. Thinking ahead will save you time when filming and editing your video.

  1. What is the purpose of your video? What message(s) do you want your viewer to receive?
  2. Who will be watching your video? What tone should you use for the intended audience? 
  3. Where will you be filming your shots? By planning ahead, you might be able to make arrangements to visit a location, or reserve a quiet room in Mann for filming interviews. 
  4. Who will be in your video, if anyone? Be sure that they understand the possibility of being viewed by others.
  5. What equipment do you need to create the film? Will you be using your phone or do you prefer a video camera? Will you need software for editing?
  6. How much time do you have? Good video can take awhile to create so plan accordingly.

Why pre-production before production?

Though it's tempting to just jump right in and start shooting, a little planning before starting can make creating your video much more effective and save your time. The material and tabs provided here will give you a quick introduction but if you want more in-depth information consider one of the many resources for pre-production.