Proper planning is one of the most effective ways to save on cost. If you want to have a high quality piece, you are going to have to utilize certain things: a good camera and operator, a sound technician, a lighting professional (also called a gaffer), and an editor. While there are so many other aspects to consider, these four areas are considered the absolute basics. Interestingly enough, all of these individuals involved in the aforementioned areas base what they will charge on a daily or hourly scale.
With that in mind, if you are imagining a five-day shoot to cover six areas of content, you would be looking at a fairly significant cost associated with it. If possible, you should try to find a way to combine the different areas of content when it makes sense. Perhaps you could cover two subjects per day, resulting in a three-day shoot instead of a five-day shoot. A solid production company can work with you on the front-end to ensure that you are using your time wisely, especially when there is potential to save you and your company money.
That being said, it’s important not to cram too much into a single day. There is nothing worse than trying to capture several aspects in a timeframe that is too small, just to find out in the editing process that you didn’t record a number of things that you wish you would have.
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