So you’ve decided to use the medium of video to promote your business. You have a great idea in mind; the problem is you don’t have the skills or the knowledge to execute it.
You’re going to need a production company to help.
But you’ve never hired one before. How do you know that they’re going to be good at their job?
Well, to help you we’ve put together a list of 4 things you should consider before you go ahead and hire a production company.
Their clients – Okay, so you’ve found a few production companies online. They’re in your area and within in budget. First up look at their clients. Have they worked with people in your industry before? If so, what kinds of companies have they been?
If they’ve worked with a variety of clients, it’s a good sign. It shows that they can adapt their skills to meet with an individual’s requirements. Check that they have reviews or testimonials on their site too. These will be a great indicator of what they’re like to work with.
A show reel – Okay, so they have experience working with businesses like yours and a list of happy clients. But don’t take someone else’s word for it. You need to see examples of their work. If the production company doesn’t have a show reel, or aren’t prepared to show you work they’ve done before don’t hire them.
Facilities – if you’re hiring a production company, you’ll want them to offer everything you need. From equipment to location. There are talented people offering small scale production companies, editing on free software, using low-end cameras. But you’re looking for quality. It’s important the people you choose can offer everything.
The team – If you’re going to hire a production company, prepare to spend a lot of time with the team. You’re going to be working closely with them over however long it takes to complete the project. So it’s important that you get along with them. If possible meet up with them before settling on choosing them.
So there our 4 tips for choosing a production company. Why not come find out if we’re right for you?