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Video Pre-Production Cheat Sheet

A successful video production begins with a plan. Just like with a road trip or a curriculum, you’ll want to know where you’re going and what you’re doing almost every step of the way. Making these decisions ahead of time makes you more prepared.

Our pre-production cheat sheet is a handy tool to help you account for everything you need to know before getting started. From putting together your creative brief to composing your shot sheet, you’ll be ready when it’s finally time to roll the cameras. 

Here is what's inside:

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Creative Brief

What is your ultimate goal for the upcoming project? We’ve got a list of questions you need to ask your client to ensure you’re all on the same page before cameras start to roll.

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Talent

Who will star in this project? Will you rope in someone from the company, or should this project be tackled by true professionals? Do you need background actors? What about voiceover talent? We’ll help you understand everything you need to know to cast your production.

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Shot Sheet

What will you film? In what order will you film it? Your shot sheet answers these questions and more! Our Cheat Sheet offers a quick rundown of the details you need on your shot sheet.

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About Janelle Bevans

Head of NextThought

Janelle has worked on a vast number of projects, ranging from corporate commercials to long-form documentaries. She served as the graduate assistant to the Creative Media department head at the University of Oklahoma for two years while completing her Master’s in Video Producing and Media Management. She has worked with the Broadcast Education Association and acted as their Festival Producer for the 2015 awards show in Las Vegas. Janelle is six-time Telly Award and Emmy winner.

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In this guide, we cover everything you need for video pre-production.