Sep 3rd 2011 9:29AM

We have a new series of How To videos that are fun, short and informative for anyone new to the StudioNow network. A must see before shooting your first industrial video. The first episode is an overview of how to get ready and all the things that you want to be doing prior to the day of production. Check out Part 1 below and then some quick highlights provided after.

1. The project page is your one-stop-shop for everything you need prior to a shoot. Familiarize yourself with all the guidelines, tech specs and overall objective of the shoot. The earlier you can review all information on the project page, the sooner you can address any questions or concerns you have.

2. Probably one of the best things you can do in advance is making sure you are aware of the location that you will be shooting at. Print out the provided directions so you can plan for a 15 minute early arrival. On the day of, we generally recommend wearing black, being well groomed, and all that 'looking professional stuff.'

3. Brief research on the customer - see if you can get an idea of the nature/personality of this business or customer by glancing through their website. Place an quick introduction call to the customer 48-72 hours beforehand. This is an easy way to introduce yourself any last minute confirmation or questions before the shoot.

4. Prepping/troubleshooting gear - check your batteries! After you have all your gear packed and confirmed in working order, make sure you have the Preproduction Checklist and ample amount of Release Forms printed. These documents are absolutely critical to the successful completion of your project. Submitting a checklist signed by the customer ensures that you fulfilled your requirements on set and helps manage expectations for you and the customer.

Stay tuned for the next How To - In Production next week. Big shout out to Nova Light Media for the stellar production on this series!

AuthorDaniel Collins