How to get started
Making a video is a lot like planning a lesson or giving a speech. You know your subject and what you want to say; we can help you structure that into a professional, effective video.
Careful planning (we call it "pre-production planning") is the key to creating a video that "works" as an educational tool. If your objectives are to efficiently and effectively communicate your message or lesson, then we will have to take some time to plan the project.
|Typical Production Schedule||Person Responsible||Timeline|
|Complete the Project Planning Guide
Download Video Planning Guide (HTML)
|Client||at least 8 weeks before deadline|
|Meet with Video Producer to discuss project, create timeline, etc.||Client and Video Producer||6-8 weeks before deadline|
|Revise outline and develop script
Script Approval Form
|Client and Video Producer||4-6 weeks before deadline|
|Shoot video (see tips)||Client and Video Producer||4-6 weeks before deadline|
|Make final script revisions and record narration||Client and Video Producer||2-4 weeks before deadline|
|Edit video, narration, and graphics||Video Producer||2-4 weeks before deadline|
|Review video and make final corrections||Video Producer||1 week before deadline|
|Output video to selected delivery format (DVD, Streaming, etc.)||Client and Video Producer||1 week before deadline|
There is another kind of video that doesn't require as much planning: documentation of a lecture, panel discussion, or presentation. This is a typical schedule for a one-hour "talking head" style video.
|Typical Event Video Schedule||Person Responsible||Timeline|
|Call or email us to get this on our schedule.||Client||at least 2 weeks before event|
|Discuss, and clarify needs||Client and Media staff||1 week before event|
|Assign media staff to support event||Media Technician Lead||1 week before event|
|Video record event||Media staff||Day of event|
|Output video to selected delivery format (DVD, Streaming, etc.)||Media staff||1 week after event|