While it may be tempting to jump right into filming when starting to work on a video, budgeting some time for pre-production planning can significantly pay off later on.
Pre-production work is essential when it comes to video storytelling. Without it, you risk having a murky storyline, being unprepared out in the field, or finding yourself missing content in the editing room later on.
In This Lesson
Video Pre-Production Planning
- Why devote time to pre-production?
- Scouting your filming location(s)
- Coming up with a basic story outline
- Creating a shot sheet
- Putting together a filming schedule
- Determining what gear to bring
Shot Sheet Preparation
Is there a video that you were just assigned to produce? Use this shot sheet as a framework to start mapping out the details of what your finished product will look like, as well as the specific shots you’ll need to capture along the way.