Whether you opt for a “how to” video, or you want to film a video interview, there are a number of steps you can take to make sure you are ready for filming, before you begin. This will not only save time, but it will also make the video production process a lot easier. Saving any hassle or stress. But what should you prepare? And how will this help? Well, here at Oh Video, we are Manchester’s leading video production and video marketing specialists. And we have the tools and skills to help your business succeed with video marketing. In fact, we work with companies around the region, from Leeds and Sheffield, to Stockport and Manchester, to deliver effective, high quality video marketing solutions. As a result, we have produced these tips to simplify the video production process.

Tips to simplify the video production process

To make sure your video production runs smoothly and effectively, what should you consider? Well, there are a number of things to prepare before filming begins, and these include:

  • scripts and storyboards
  • filming location
  • cast
  • props

Scripts and storyboards

To make sure that you get your company message across clearly and succinctly, you should have a detailed storyboard in place. This will help the video flow from one stage to another, and it will act as a blueprint to help your cast members, and the professionals filming the video, stay on the right page. Videos with effective scripts and storyboards are always more effective than those that are improvised on the spot. And your video will take much less time to produce.

Filming location

Whether you want to film in your office, or out on location, you will need to make sure this location is suitable for filming, on the day.  This will ensure making sure the audio and acoustics are just right, and if you do choose the office, getting the rest of the staff out of the way. Here at Oh Video, we can take care of all that for you, especially if you leave your location finding with us.


Preparing your cast, before filming begins can involve:

  • running through the script- its very helpful if your cast know what to say and when, before filming begins, as this means that production will take less time, and have less breaks.
  • hair and make up- video lights can make anyone’s face red, blotchy or shiny. A little bit of make up can help to reduce the shine, so that you are more camera ready.
  • confidence- if your own employees will be appearing in the video, they might appreciate a pep talk before filming begins, to just give their confidence a boost.


Any props that you want t appear in your video will need to prepared and ready before filming begins. This can include products that you want to show off, or even sponsored products from other companies.

For expert advice or for professional video creation, get in touch today, here at Oh Video.