Video producers are trained to “see” what a video will look like long before it even exists. On a shoot, we must make decisions that are irreversible and will have drastic effects on the final product, so we are literally editing the video in our heads as we are filming. Because of this, I always ask my clients to trust me during a shoot; I won’t be able to explain all the actions that I’m taking, but I have their best interest in my mind.
#ProTip: Find a videographer that you trust.
If possible, try to meet your video producer before you commit to the project. Ask about their experience, their ideas and their style. Make sure you feel that you can trust them with the huge investment that will become your video. Then trust them to make decisions that will make your project great.
Katie Rutter is the executive producer of Thing in a Pot Productions. She has received multiple awards for her videos and the overall quality of her work, including being honored as Video Producer of the Year in 2018 by the Catholic Press Association. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our video Pro Tips in your inbox every month!