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Scheduling your video production for the best outcome is key. By planning and preparing, you can minimize stress and maximize quality. Here are some tips to help get you started.

First, decide what the goal of your video is. What do you want viewers to take away from it? Once you have that figured out, schedule your shoot around that goal. For example, if you're trying to create a tutorial video, make sure you have all of the necessary equipment and set-up ready before filming begins.

Second, be aware of your resources. How much time do you have to shoot? What day of the week works best for everyone involved? Are there any specific locations or props that need to be arranged? Planning ahead will help make sure nothing is missed during filming.

"Thirdly...okay, we'll stop there," You might be thinking after reading those first two tips! But don't worry, we've got one more helpful hint for ya: keep in mind the tone and feel of your video when scheduling shoots. If it's a high-energy product launch video, don't plan it on a Wednesday afternoon when people are low on energy.

Also, take into account, outside factors that may affect the production schedule. For instance, a video production scheduled for Cape Cod on a weekday in April will definitely not have the same traffic issues as if the shoot was scheduled for a Saturday morning in July.

At Welcome Productions, we purposefully try to schedule any downtown Boston video production super early or later in the morning to avoid rush hour. Working with young children, babies or pets? Mindful scheduling is a must! It's easy to tell a paid actor to redo a take a few times, but we've found that although they are super cute, babies and pets don't really care about your schedule. Put contingency scheduling plans in place and find out how flexible your crew is. This way you can avoid an entire Boston film crew being rescheduled because Fido wants to nap. Be thoughtful about who and when you film – it'll make all the difference in the final product!


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