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5 *Major* Mistakes Businesses Make when Hiring a Video Production Company


"Hiring a video production company is a (kind of) big decision and it's important to do your research"

When it comes to hiring a video production company, there are a number of common mistakes that businesses and organizations often make. Avoiding these mistakes can help ensure that your video project is a success and that you get the results you want. Here are five major mistakes to watch out for:

  1. Not clearly defining your goals and objectives: Before you begin the process of hiring a video production company, it's important to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve with your video. Are you looking to increase brand awareness? Generate leads? Educate your audience? Clearly defining your goals and objectives will help you find a production company that is a good fit for your needs.

  2. Not thoroughly researching potential production companies: It's important to do your due diligence when it comes to researching potential video production companies. Look at their past work, read reviews, and talk to other businesses that have used their services. This will give you a good sense of the quality of their work and whether or not they are a good fit for your project.

  3. Not having a detailed script or storyboard: Having a detailed script or storyboard is essential for any video production project. It helps the production company understand exactly what you want and allows them to plan accordingly. Without a clear script or storyboard, the production process can become more time-consuming and more costly.

  4. Not being involved in the production process: Many businesses make the mistake of handing over the entire video production process to the production company, without being involved in the process. This can lead to a video that doesn't meet your expectations. It's important to stay involved throughout the process, providing feedback and making sure that the final product is what you had in mind.

  5. Not setting a realistic budget: Setting a realistic budget is crucial for any video production project. It's important to understand that quality video production is not cheap, but there are ways to keep costs down. Be sure to get quotes from multiple production companies and understand the costs associated with different aspects of the production process.

There you have it: hiring a video production company is a (kind of) big decision and it's important to do your research, set clear goals and objectives, have a detailed script or storyboard, be involved in the production process, and set a realistic budget.


With all these tips in mind, you can be sure that your video project is a success and that you get the results you want. Still not 100% confident? No worries: we can help. Write to director@yellowfilmmachine.com with your video production concerns, and we'll do our best to help.

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