When we feel that pre-production is not easy to do...
... and tend to avoid it...
... we need to realize that, it is our first big step to engaging our audience.
We want to see that our audience love our videos, right? For us, their positive feedback means we’ve done a great job!
But, we’re going against their best interest (and our sense of fulfillment), when we...
Why is that? Because...
The goal of this early stage is viewer satisfaction.
Without that kind of preparation, we will hardly engage our audience. Worse, we may fail to connect with them.
The solution, then, is not to avoid the perfectly normal discomfort, that goes with this initial thinking and preparation.
when you appreciate its value to you and your
audience, you’ll be able to tolerate the “minor ache”, of going through
And it’s more than worth the effort, when you hear comments like, “I like your video!” :-)
Now, let’s try to answer some of your questions...
I have two answers for that... a quick answer...and a detailed answer.
Well, of course! :-)
We think this initial work is only for movies, serious documentaries, music videos, or short films. Not true.
Think about it... Why do people involved in making those films, do this kind of preparation?
Because there are people who will watch those films.... and they want to give those people, a great viewing experience.
The same is true for events and real life, that you capture and present on video...
Non-fiction videos also have their audience. And satisfying them means,
starting your video right through pre-production.
I know it’s obvious, but sometimes we overlook it. ;-)
Because you still need to do some initial thought and preparation if... you want to increase your chances of engaging your audience.
Let me share my experience...
When I go out and shoot, I also go with the flow of what’s happening. I love the idea of being open, and receptive to life. :-)
However, I find it more fulfilling, if I also have basic ideas about...
And how do I know that? By doing some initial thought and preparation.
So, I combine..
This approach helps me in developing a video, that the audience finds satisfying and meaningful.
It helps you...
This early thinking allows you to get to know, who will really watch your video--the very person you want to satisfy.
It’s very important, because...
We’re not trying to make a presentation for everyone.
We’re not trying to please everybody.
So, if you do your initial thinking and preparing...
I want to be clear about this. The “idea” for the content, of your non-fiction video, is not...
Idea is... how you see and render these subjects, for video.
You think “rendering” happens only in video editing? ;-)
Rendering happens also inside you... when you think about how you will treat your subject.
And initial thinking helps you develop this “idea”... one that suits your target viewer.
In this early stage, you also get ideas about...
Also, depending on the project, you can consider the output, even before the shoot. For example, will your client need a DVD? A high definition web video? A full-HD file copy? Or a combination of these?
This allows you, to make the needed camera settings earlier, so you can focus more on the content, when filming or shooting... content that your viewers would love to watch.
So, that’s what pre-production thinking can do for you, and your audience! :-)
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Script Writing: Relief For Your Pain About The Idea Of Writing
Here’s some script writing advice, basics and tips to help you feel good about this kind of writing that puts meaning into your videos.
Do you also feel the urge to avoid the pain of doing pre-production... but want the audience regard for your work and the fulfillment you’ll get out of doing it?
I’d love to hear about your thoughts. Share them here!