Last week I shared how we spend our time on your shoot. This week I want to go a little deeper with the question, “How can we capture more video footage in a day?” Stick around to find out just what I mean, in this episode 52 of Video Answers.

Taking the kids to Disney World for only 1 day with a 4 park pass is a huge challenge, to say the least. Because as much as they want to ride every ride in every park, the reality is, they only have 12 hours and they just can’t do it all.
Shooting a video is a whole lot like a trip to Disney World–unfortunately, we just can’t do it all. We’ve got to decide what is most important for the 10 hours we have.
After 25 years, I’ve developed a pretty simple approach to this challenge. My answer is to:

  1. be well prepared BEFORE the shoot, and
  2. be very focused DURING the shoot so we can capture as much footage as possible.

But the truth is, we can’t succeed without you. We need your help to make the shoot and your video a success.
With that in mind, here are:

7 Ways You Can Help Us Capture More Video Footage In A Day

  1. Help us with the right locations
  2. Help us plan ahead
  3. Help us schedule
  4. Help us minimize travel
  5. Help us communicate
  6. Help us verify
  7. Help us confirm last minute details

Now before you panic, most of these ways, we’re actually already doing for you. But I share them here because it simplifies them, and helps you to understand your role in making them a reality. That role is all about planning and communication.

The Key

The reality is, we can create the perfect schedule, but if you’re not on-board, our perfect schedule will be like a New Years resolution that never makes is past new years day.
It takes a partnership between you and us to make your shoot successful. We can’t do it alone.
So that’s how, together, we can capture more video footage in a day.


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