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Making a video – where do I start? Part 2

Making a video – where do I start? Part 2

Welcome back to our guide on how to start planning your business video. If you haven't already, read part 1 for more tips. 

What budget will I need?

The costs of making a video can vary considerably depending on the complexity of the subject matter and the filming process.

A simple, yet effective video, should be able to be produced within a very reasonable budget.  More lengthy or complicated sequences would add to the costs, as would location filming or special effects. 

We’ve worked on productions for small local business to multi-national corporations and everything in between. Production packages start from £500 for a simple piece to camera done here in our own green screen studio and are then quoted on a case by case basis after we’ve carried out a discovery session to plan what would give our clients the best return on their budget.  No matter how large or small the project TakeOneTV can help you work within your budget and make sure you get the most out of the money you spend.


Using professional actors or presenters

You may wish to use your own personnel in your video, employ professional performers or use a mix of both.  Using professionals where appropriate can enhance the production and may save time and money as filming time is likely to be shorter. We can help you decide which is right for you based on the image and message you want to convey.  If you are using your own personnel to talk about your business, then we will spend time mentoring them and helping to prepare for their appearance – it can be quite daunting but we have a number of preparatory hints and tips, as well as a workshop facility, to help your people get the best out of the experience. 


Getting the video you want

A good production company will ensure that they meet with you to discuss exactly what your requirements are and how to achieve this within your budget.  It is important that this communication continues throughout the process of the writing, filming and post-production of your video project. 

Here at TakeOneTV, we consider this to be an important part of the relationship with our clients and we pride ourselves on being accessible, helpful and proactive.  Every project we undertake receives our full commitment, however large or small it may be.

Don’t Panic!

We know that the weird and wonderful world of video production can be daunting, but rest assured that Take One won’t ever try to baffle you with jargon. Instead, we’ll try to make everything as simple and straightforward as possible. For example, these everyday words can mean something completely different!

We hope this brief outline has been helpful.  When you have decided that the time is right to make your video, do get in touch and we will work with you to bring your ideas to life on the small screen.

If you need more detailed or technical information, or would just like to talk through your video project ideas with us, give us a call or drop us an email and let us help you move forward.

Take One TV  01494 898919      info@takeonetv.com


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