Ten Questions To Ask A Video Production Company

By Islandmoss Productions |

Corporate Video Production

Whether it’s a corporate film, informative documentary, or music montage, if you’re aiming to create a captivating video, it’s crucial to select a reliable agency. After all, the final edit will be a reflection of your brand! Therefore, it’s essential to choose a video production company that can put your company in the best position through breathtaking video conceptualization.

If you’ve never worked with a video production company before, you may not know where to start when it comes to choosing the right one for your business. To make the whole process more comfortable for you, we’ve outlined ten valuable questions to ask a potential video production company.

During your initial consultation, ask these questions to help you consider if the firm is capable of producing a video that you’ll be excited to share with your audience.

1. How long has the production company been in business?
A company backed by years of experience is better equipped to handle your project than one that has recently entered the industry. You also have a higher chance of receiving quality results from an experienced agency! 

2. How many videos have they produced?
Knowing the number of videos that they have produced will outline the caliber of the company. It’s also essential to find out if they have repeat clients.

3 What does the production company think is the most critical aspect of the client relationship during the production process?
Maintaining a strong rapport during a shoot can make or break a video. So before picking an agency for your project, check whether their values align with your needs. This will give you an idea of the type of relationship you will have. If it is a fun and engaging collaboration, then the outcome may be better. 

4. Do they have samples of previous work?
It’s worth requesting to view sample pieces of work to gauge whether their quality is consistent and discover if they have worked on similar projects to your genre in the past.

5. What video in their portfolio are they most proud of and why?
While it is important to view an agency’s portfolio, it is an added bonus to find out the video that impacted them the most. This will give you insight into the making of the video as well as help you understand their creative expression. 

6. Who are the people that are going to be involved in making your video, and what is their background? 
Learning more about the personalities of the team that will be involved in your project is vital to identify if they have the specialized attributes to do a stellar job.

7. When can the production company start the project?
It’s important to know when the agency can begin the production as you can assess if the date fits in with your timeline and marketing plan.

8. How long do they propose the project will take to complete?
Based on the initial meeting, the company should be able to tell you tentatively how long it will take to finish the project, so you can check their level of efficiency.  

9. Who owns the final video files/assets?
Ultimately if you are paying for the production, you will want to own the copyright to the video files, so double-check if this is the case.

10. What is the payment schedule?
We saved the best for last! It’s essential to find out the estimated cost of the production and when the payments are due. It will assist you in finding out if the company fits within your budget. Also, you may fork out a substantial amount upfront, only to find out later that your work is getting delayed, so be proactive.

Looking for a video production company in Ottawa, Ontario, who is committed to creating a valuable, high-quality video? If the answer is yes, get in touch with Islandmoss Productions.

We specialize in corporate films, cutting edge documentaries, and music videos that fit within your budget and reflect your business. Our passionate and driven team is dedicated to making every brand shine through exciting and enticing storytelling. 

Reach out to Islandmoss Productions today to get started on your video project or take a look at some of our work here.