10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Video Production Company
Has the time finally arrived? Is your company ready to hire a video production company? If so, it is important to ensure you not only hire a company with both skills and experience, but one that can also give you exactly what you need. After all, no one is trying to hire the crew that worked on The Blair Witch Project, right?
All jokes aside, finding the right video production company in San Diego can be challenging, but also rewarding. And while the process can often be a little time consuming, we have put together a list of 10 questions to ask potential prospects that might help speed up the search. Just remember, some of these questions may need to be tailored to fit your company’s specific goals.
Best of luck!
Learning about the Video Production Company
This may seem routine, but is an extremely important step that should not be skipped. Before you choose a video production company, you first need to learn about that company. Further, do not put all of your eggs in one basket, so to speak. Get to know several companies in San Diego, allowing you to have more options.
When vetting companies, and getting to know their capabilities, you should always ask the following questions:
- How many years have you been in business? (Or, how much experience do you have?)
- How much do you charge for certain projects?
- Who will be working on the project, and what is the structure for completing the project?
- What do you need from me (or my company) to successfully finish the project?
Again, your specific goals for the project in question could alter the questions listed above. Yet, for the most part, it is important to verify the video production company you are considering hiring has experience (whether it be multiple years in the business, or several projects under their belt), what they will charge for their work, and who will be working on the project.
Agreeing on a Timeline from Start to Finish
Timing is everything! Yes, while quality ranks high on the list, too, you need to find a video production company that can deliver a good product, as well as on time. In this industry, deadlines are significant. Therefore, make sure to ask the following questions:
- When can you officially begin working on the project?
- How long will you need to complete the project?
- Are there any potential problems that could delay the project?
- What problems have you ran into with past clients, and how did you overcome them?
Ensuring Quality and Satisfaction
Finally, before you decide on a client, you want to know that you will be completely satisfied with the final product given to you. So, do not forget to ask:
- Can I see previous examples of you work?
- Why should I choose you for the job?
Know What You Want . . . And Get!
In order to find the best video production company in San Diego for your goals and needs, you must know exactly what you want. What are you – personally – looking for most in a company? Then, whatever you do, do not settle for less than what you want. If you have given yourself enough time to find the perfect match, you will find it!