Melbourne is a cultural hub for many different arts. Video production is certainly one of them, and there is a plethora of videographers out there vying for your attention. With camera prices coming down all the time, basically anyone can pick up a camera and call themselves a videographer. S0, how can you spot the professionals from the amateurs? What are the things to look for when researching video production companies to film your next interview, promotional video or event?
Here are some questions to ask yourself when trying to find a professional camera crew:
Have they worked on video that are in the same vein as the one you want to produce?
Find out if the camera crew you are looking at have worked with Melbourne clients before. Do they have examples of work that have the same style as your production? If they have worked in your industries niche market, it will result in a great final product.
How long have they been in the industry?
Experience goes a long way in video production, it ensures that you will get the highest quality video with minimal hassle.
Are they showing off examples of their work?
Be wary of companies that don’t have showreels readily available to view. They may have just started their career, or produce sub-par work.
How well do they communicate?
Contacting the crew by phone is a great way to find out if they communicate well. Making sure their communication skills are of a high quality is important for two main reasons:
1. It will help ensure that you are on the same page throughout production, ensuring that your vision is fulfilled. And,
2. They are representing your company out in the field. Making sure they are professional and clear communicators will ensure they represent your brand in the best possible way.
Can you read any testimonials or case studies on their site?
Glowing reviews from other companies are important for you to know that the camera crew has a good track record. Case studies can help you find out exactly how the crew operates and if they are a good fit for your company and production.
Who is actually going to be filming the video?
Some camera crew companies are simply booking agencies that outsource work to the lowest bidder. Make sure you know who is going to be filming your video, so there are no surprises during production.
Is your footage going to be safe?
Does the company have contingency plans and failsafes for your footage? Will they properly backup all the hard work that you are going to put into the development of your video production?
If you are looking for a Melbourne camera crew to film your next interview, promotional video or event, please contact us here at cameracrew.net.au today.