MAKE IT! Part 2: Working with Production Companies

Find the right company, know crew roles & rates, contracts, releases, rights & ownership, save money and avoid mistakes.
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 37 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

Learn how to find and work with a video production company more effectively and affordably.

Course Description

When you want or need video for your organization or business, it's sometimes choppy water not knowing where to start, how to get there…and what to do if you're in over your head.

We're here to help!

Consider us your personal video navigators providing you with an insider's guide on video production for your organization or business.

We've broken down our comprehensive course, 'Chart Your Course for Effective and Affordable Video' also found on Udemy, into individual courses for those who only need specific information.

In this course, learn how to find the right video production company and work with them more effectively to save time and money, stay on track and avoid mistakes. You'll learn the video process, crew roles, rates, and video terms and be able to navigate contracts, releases, ownership and rights.

Your Teachers

Scott Stohler and I (Erika Gilsdorf) are award-winning, professional video producers with a 25-year, collective video production experience around the world for such entities as National Geographic, Discovery Networks, United Airlines, Royal Caribbean Cruises, The World Bank, The Nature Conservancy, GAP, Levi's, Symantec, Old Navy, Sephora, Seacology, and CORAL. We've produced documentaries, commercials, public service announcements, short films, television programs, and training and organizational videos. The countries we've worked include the United States, Indonesia, Fiji, Italy, Spain, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, Cuba, Vietnam and China.

Having done everything from concept development, project management to shooting, editing, and creating some serious buzz around the videos we've produced. Scott and I know from experience what works...and what doesn't.

Our passion with providing this course is to show and empower nonprofit organizations and small businesses how to reach more people through the power of video more effectively and affordably.

Each lesson gets to the point and answers each question concisely without fluff or fillers. You don't have to listen to long lessons wading through information that isn't relevant for what you need.

What am I going to get with this course?

  • 14 Lessons; 53 minutes of video
  • Downloadable resources, samples and worksheets.
  • Life time access; 30 day money back guarantee.
  • iPhone, iPad and Android accessibility

By the end of this course, you will be able to work with a video production company more effectively, efficiently, and affordably.

Additionally, we want to hear from you! Do you have a video question you'd like answered that we didn't cover? As a participant with this course, you'll be able to pose questions for us to respond.

What are the requirements?

  • There are no prerequisites for this course. By compiling this course in a ‘Your Questions Answered’ format, you’re able to pick and choose the lessons that apply to you.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Find the right video production company.
  • Work more effectively with a video production company.
  • Determine the size of video crew you need.
  • Know common day rates for video crews.
  • Navigate ownership and rights.
  • Avoid common mistakes.

What is the target audience?

  • Those who work with visual storytelling, video production, content creation, media, marketing, communications, education/outreach, or public relations should take this course.
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Small businesses
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Freelancers
  • Students
  • Volunteers

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Introduction
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01:40
Section 1: MAKE IT! Part 2: Working with Production Companies.
04:59

Learn the process of working with a video production company so you can save money and time.

02:33

In this lecture where to search and what to look for in a video production company.

06:02

Learn crew roles and the number of video crew members needed for different size projects.

09:10

Learn common day rates for different crew member roles.

01:49

Learn about ownership of your footage and video to avoid headaches and miscommunication.

03:26

Scott shares common mistakes to avoid.

05:05

Erika shares common mistakes she's seen in the industry you can avoid.

Common mistakes Nonprofits make with video.
02:05

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Instructor Biography

Erika Gilsdorf & Scott Stohler, Professional Video Producers

Erika Gilsdorf and Scott Stohler are award-winning, professional video producers with a 25-year, collective video production experience around the world for such entities as National Geographic, Discovery Networks, United Airlines, Royal Caribbean Cruises, The World Bank, The Nature Conservancy, GAP, Levi's, Symantec, Old Navy, Sephora, Seacology, and CORAL. They've produced documentaries, commercials, public service announcements, short films, television programs, and training and organizational videos. The countries they've worked include the U.S., Indonesia, Fiji, Italy, Spain, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, Cuba, Vietnam and China.

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