I know that the people who call me don’t deal with video production every day and sometimes find it intimidating. To help take some of the mystery out of it, I developed this list of questions you should ask any video production company in Phoenix or anywhere else for that matter, when you first call them.
1. Are You a Match for our companies project?
You may call the best video production company in Phoenix, Video Media Productions for example,but if they specialize in one type of video, and you need another, you’ll want to figure that out right away. This is why calling Image Ave Studios. IAS has more than 1 production company at their figure tips. So …….
Detail your project a little and ask if they have experience with this kind of work. Ask for URLs of examples, keeping in mind that every video is different, so they probably won’t have a sample that’s just like your project, but they should be able to show something to give you confidence that they can deliver.
2. How Much Will it Cost?
Ok, this one is pretty obvious, but I bet it’s very important to you. To develop an estimate, the person on the other end of the phone should have some questions for you. Early in the call, they should ask you about your target market, and desired outcome. They’ll also ask about the general scope of the project. If they start throwing around packaged prices before getting some good info from you, they may be jamming your project into a cookie cutter mold, that serves their needs more than yours. No two videos are the same and the production company should pay attention to you and your project as individuals. Here’s some more information on pricing.
3. What will be Required of Me as the Client?
Some clients want to be involved in every step of the project, others are too busy to get involved with the nitty-gritty. Find out what level of involvement the production company will need to achieve your goals. At a minimum, you should expect to review their work at several stages of production and post production.
4. What is included?
Make sure you feel informed about what you’ll be getting. You can ask the person at the other end of the line to outline the whole process from initial concept to the deliverable in your hand. Then ask them what parts of those the production company will manage and specifically what they will deliver.
Any more questions?
Image Ave Studios has many different production companies that use our place. We can match up one that best fits your budget , your project,