Video Production: Tips and Advice

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When it comes to video and television creative production, it’s important to remember that there’s not one aspect more important than the other. All of them play an essential role. With that said, what are some things you should take note of? How can your video production run smoother? Here are some things to take note of.

Plan Ahead

Whether it’s editing the video itself or preparing to write the script. Planning ahead is one of the most important aspects of video production. You should know how you want the production piece to play out, and be prepared for any changes you may have to make. After all, nothing is ever set in stone. For the bigger production pieces, for example, some things are still being edited down at the last-minute. By having a plan for your production piece, the process will go smoother, and it’ll be easier to meet the deadline.

Work as a Team

Regardless of if it’s a short film or a feature-length movie, you’re not a one man army. A successful video piece requires everyone to work as a team. After all, there are numerous aspects of the production process, and you certainly can’t juggle all of them on your own. From editing to shooting, to filming, these may seem insignificant when viewed individually. However, when you and your team put the emphasis on teamwork, these aspects come together flawlessly and are part of the bigger picture (no pun intended).

For more information in regards to video/television creative production, feel free to contact us today at Killerspots.com, Inc. A full creative production house, we’ve been doing radio commercials and video/television commercials in house since 1999.

Social Media Management by Killer Spots Creates Time

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What does your social media audience want? How do you get them to tell you what they want? These used to be hard questions for businesses to get reliable real-time answers to. That just isn’t the case anymore. In fact, they will tell you more than you ever wanted to know if you let them. Too Much Information or TMI is a thing, after all. Today the question is how do you get the information you want and skip the pictures of what they burned for dinner last night? The answer is social media management.

Social Media Management

It is about what you share and how they respond. Whether they are your friends, your customers. Or hopefully both, they need to see your best face. If they are going to buy your products or believe the things you tell them. Therefore, they need to see you have standards and that you aim for reliability and good business practices.

They also need to know you care. That means reading their comments and responding to their posts appropriately, even the negative ones. If you are running a business or have your own content to produce this can take a chunk of time from your day you may not have to give, as much as we all want to hang out on social media hitting the like button for new ideas and defending our own positions from the occasional troll.

Social media management can take the reins of your online presence while you get some work done, building relationships with your customers and your industry as a whole. The people at Killer Spots have the time and the technical prowess to handle all of that for you, and to improve your position on top of that. Contact Killer Spots to learn more about social media management.

The Importance of Post Production

There are plenty of important fields in the video production industry. Between casting, shooting, and audio production, all play a separate role. But that doesn’t make any of them less significant. After all, a production piece may be shot very well and have clear audio. But if actors are miscast, the finished product may receive heavy criticism. Speaking of which, the final stage of the production process, which involves putting many of these aspects together, is another important part of the video production industry. Known as post production, here are a few things to remember in the process.

Don’t Wear Too Many Hats

Whether you have experience in the video production industry or not, don’t try to juggle too many tasks at once. Post production is a team effort. And with all the work to be done, it can take up to several months to complete. Between adjusting audio and music, adding special effects, and wrapping up the piece as a whole, it usually takes longer than the actual shooting of the film. It’s a collaborative effort where all aspects of production come together, and the piece becomes refined. Of course, though, the length of how long this will take, depends on what you’re producing. If you’re looking to produce a full length feature, for example, the process will be much more involved than if you were creating a short piece for college students.

Have A Back-Up Plan

Don’t just plan ahead during the post production process, but have a back-up plan as well. For example, let’s say you or someone on the team is working on adding music to a scene. Make sure to have another piece of music prepared, in case you realize the original track which was planned to be used, doesn’t fit well with the scene. For every effect, music track, or transition shot that’s added, make sure there’s a contingency plan. Even during the final stages of production, effects and editing often don’t wrap up until the final weeks before the film’s release date, especially for full length features.

For more information about the essentials of video/ television creative production, feel free to contact us today at Killerspots.com, Inc. We look forward to hearing from you.

Radio Commercial Production: Cost Effective & Time Efficient

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As a business owner, you’re always looking for new ways to advertise your service and/or products. If you haven’t done so already, consider radio commercial production as a way to reach more people. Radio is an effective and efficient way to spread the word to a large number of consumers.

Advantages of Radio Commercial Production:

Cost Effective

Since you don’t need as much production time compared to some other forms of advertising. A radio commercial doesn’t take as long to create and is therefore less costly. Also radio spots are more affordable than many other types of media. So your ad can run more times, enabling you to reach additional people with your message. According to a report by Nielsen on the effectiveness of radio advertising, “each dollar of ad spend generated an average sales return of $6 from the listeners in the 28 days after they heard the ads.”

Time Efficient

Because of targeted radio stations, you have a wider variety of choices. You can reach your demographic easier and more quickly. Based on the type of listeners — such as a country station or a station that plays oldies. You won’t waste time advertising to people less likely to find your product of interest. Also, you only need a small amount of lead time in radio, so you can get your ad out and running more quickly. According to another report produced by Nielsen, “More than ninety percent of Americans listen to radio each week.” So don’t overlook the time efficiency of marketing to such a large audience.

Contact us for more information on radio commercial production. We’re a full service, digital marketing, production and media agency. We help clients to develop and grow!