A great way for you to fund your short films is to make client, corporate, and promotional videos for others. If you have a camera, tripod, microphone and some lights, you have the basic equipment you need to make these videos.
We have been doing this for about 5 years now, but making a video for a client is something they don’t teach you in film school and there is a lot that goes into making them than just shooting good looking video.
Yes a lot of filmmaking techniques are transferable when making these videos, but how do you get a video production job in the first place? How much do you charge? And what are the main steps to deliver a video to your client?
To help you work all of this out we have create two different types of client videos one for a watercolor artist and the other for a recording studio.
To help work all of this out we have create two different types of videos for Pamplemousse Recording Studios.
Then we have broken the process down into a 7 part video guide that talks about how to get a job making a video for a client to delivering that video.
We’ll start of by talking about how working for free will help you gain experience, and help you turn unpaid work into paid work by creating a showreel with the footage you have filmed.
Once you have a showreel you need a place to put it so people can find you, but you also need to be approaching business to offer your services.
We are going to talk about the types of people you can contact who need videos making. Spoiler Alert, it’s everyone.
A difficult question to answer is “how much do you charge a client for a video”? We have broken this down to help you work that out.
Once you have agreed on the price and the type of video your client needs, you need to prepare for the shoot with a script, shot list, and getting your kit ready.
Shooting interviews is a big part of making client videos. There is a lot to learn, and that doesn’t just mean shooting them, but conducting the interview as well.
Once you have shot everything you will need to edit the videos and deliver them to the client. We are going to talk about our editing workflow that we use to help turn videos around faster.
We have spent the last 5 years making videos for others, and we want to help guide you through the process.
Welcome to the Video Production Guide
The Video Production Guide is a step by step series teaching you the basics of shooting videos for clients.
Episodes released Weekly:
Want to make videos for a client: https://youtu.be/bBkQpobfAjU
How to get the job: https://youtu.be/A1-09ESSZew
How much to charge: https://youtu.be/3Djuh-xTL6Y
Preparing for a client shoot: https://youtu.be/sDbbKaaPjc4
How to shoot an interview: https://youtu.be/8TRdmj0Ao4k
Shooting b-roll: https://youtu.be/RYc2y_dsexI
Editing and Feedback: https://youtu.be/ipMmMp-241o
The Client Video: https://youtu.be/X9VZTuxvT9w
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