There are three main phases to any live event production
• Pre Production
• Post Production
Each phase has the opportunity to adjust the final budget. It is important however to understand the following phase can be no better than the phase being produced. Therefore the top limit of the production quality and polish is first fully dependent upon the pre-production phase and then after the production phase.
Post production can only use what is provided by these two phases. Budget cuts in the first two phases must affect what can be produced during post-production. This does not mean that a lower budget production must suffer quality loss in the overall production but the sophistication of the production will be evident.
When we provide you our quote we will outline the requirements of each and present several budget options. Together with our estimate or quote you will have a clear understanding of the full process that makes up the production budget.
Pre-production usually involves our core team of professionals meeting with clients and liaising with other production specialists such as lighting specialists, sound engineer, stage director, production director et al. It is important to know the exact order of events during production, down to the minute as this allows us to plan for smooth continuous camera operations, battery and film media changes during production.
We also need to budget for equipment hire including specific cameras that are most suited to the event type (low light cameras for night events) Crew, transport, accommodation and food if away for an extended time.
The production budget is mostly driven by the sophistication of the film and sound recording set-up. How many cameras are being used. The type of sound recording required and the layout of the stage or speaking area which will influence the time and equipment required to operate during the performance. Think – laying cables and access to power, positioning of equipment and access to the location.
• Setup & coordination
• Equipment Testing & Calibration
• Filming, backup, digital transfer, verification & storage
• Breakdown, Pack-up, transport & sign-off of crew &
Post production starts once we are back in our editing studios. We may be adding in back-stage segments and outtakes as well as audience shots and of course the Speakers. Color correction, transitions and special effects may be added as well as graphics and credits. A film clip may be added using CGI and a sound track.The final polish decides the final quality of the overall production and acceptance by the audience. The video is then rendered into different formats and resolutions for best viewing on large screen, Television, internet and mobile devices. Finally after hand-over and client sign-off we archive all original and edited video and store on behalf of the client for a period of 12 months.