The most successful video and audio projects begin with a thorough pre-production planning and discussion phase. If you have never created a video, the Yale Broadcast Studio is here to guide you on pre-production operations. If you have created hundreds of videos, consider some of the following strategies for your next project.
- Schedule an initial discussion to review your project. We have a document to help guide this conversation. Prepare to answer questions and make decisions about your timeline, goals, and project strategy.
- Schedule a site visit. We will come to you for on-site videos or you can visit the Studio if we plan to shoot at 135 College Street. Plan to discuss set design, security, and lighting.
- Confirm the day-of schedule, including a set-up time, shoot duration, and break-down time.
- Share information about other vendors. We will want to coordinate with our colleagues in ITS Audio/Media Services or other sound reinforcement groups to make sure everyone understands their technical responsibilities.
- Plan to test technical settings such as, lighting, internet speed, and sound quality. We want to make sure all aspects of the shoot run smoothly.
- Confirm that all participants have signed photo, video, and audio releases. We can share samples if you do not have your own version.
- Confirm financial information and arrange for billing with a Workday COA or a credit card.
For larger projects, we may require additional pre-production measures (e.g. scriptwriting, casting, or set design and construction).