You're probably familiar with the Boy Scouts' motto: “Be prepared.” This is a good thing to keep in mind, not only for helping little old ladies cross the street, but for embarking on a completely new experience, like, say, renting a video studio for the day and trying to shoot a TV commercial or YouTube video. If you know what to expect, you'll be less likely to waste time making beginner's mistakes or simply familiarizing yourself with your surroundings!
How Can You Prepare for a Studio Rental?
Time is money—and every hour you waste in a video studio not actually shooting your video is money out of your pocket. Before you show up, you should:
- Familiarize yourself with the layout of the studio by looking at the premises online or in the promotional materials provided to you by the owner.
- Determine what type of equipment is included in your rental fee and what you have to supply by yourself.
- Give your crew detailed directions to where the studio is located so nobody arrives late or winds up lost.
- Get a good night's sleep, so you're mentally prepared for any unforeseen stresses that arise during shooting.
- Plan in advance how to handle lunch and (if the shoot runs late) dinner, so you're not caught short at the last moment.
- Make sure to bring all the necessary written materials (scripts, outlines, product descriptions, etc.) or to have them accessible on your computer.
- Relax! You're not going on a one-way trip to Mars; you're shooting your video in a professional studio with the help of experts.
Want Your Shoot to Go As Smoothly as Possible? Rent Your Studio from Gearshift
At Gearshift, we know how stressful a corporate video shoot can be if you're not adequately prepared. Do you want to know what you can do in advance to help make your shoot go as smoothly as possible? Call our video studio rental representatives today at 703-962-1270 to learn what we can do for you!