The Dos and Don’ts of Hiring a Video Production Crew
You’re organizing a video project, and your next step is to find the right video production crew to bring your vision to life. But how do you find a crew? From expectations and experience to budget and timeline, we’ve put together a list of tips for hiring a video production crew.
DO vet the crews
When looking for the right video production crew for your project, past experience is a huge selling (or non-selling) point. If the crews you’re considering have a portfolio of work, take some time to go through each project. Listen to the sound carefully, pay attention to transitions, and rate the overall project. This will help you compare and contrast crews you’re interviewing.
DON’T book a crew without experience
You might have a project with a small budget, but that doesn’t mean you have to temper your expectations in order to find the right crew. As always, do you due diligence and fully vet crews until you find the right one. The quality of work can and should be high enough for your needs.
DO pay what the project is worth
As you decide on the budget for your project’s video production crew, keep in mind that you want to pay what the project is worth to you. If this project will represent your company and potentially bring in sales, the quality needs to be high. If this project will be available for the world to view, you want to make sure the outcome won’t embarrass you. Put a hefty budget toward your crew, and your project could bring in a high ROI.
DON’T wait until the last minute to hire
Unless you’re organizing a project with a quick turnaround, you don’t need to rush the process of hiring a crew. Much like hiring a qualified employee to come work at your company, hiring a crew for your project can take time. You’ll want to make sure their experience, availability, and understanding of your project are in line with your expectations before a contract is signed.
DO use a reputable crewing agency
Hiring the right crew might seem daunting. You might not have enough time to search for video production crews online, and you likely have other tasks to complete to support the project. In comes Crew Connection. Think of us as your personal matchmaker for bringing your project and the right crew together.
We assess your project’s needs including your timeline, the location (domestic or international), the needs of the project, and your budget. We then search through our database of qualified crews and deliver them to your inbox. Crew Connection has Audio Techs, Video Photographers, Field Producers, Post-Production, Drone Operators and much more. All of our crews have been fully vetted based on a variety of stringent qualifications. From there, you can get to know your top crew selections and decide which one is right for you.
Learn more about Crew Connection, and let us match you with the right crew for your project!