New Orleans is famous for many things. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, an amazing food culture and home to many creative minds. It has been said, “America only has three cities: New York, San Francisco and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.”
There are many wonderful cities the United States, but we believe people come to this city for the creative culture. Musicians, artists, actors, and filmmakers all come to New Orleans to take part in the city’s spirit of mystery and history. Here are a few things you should know if you are looking to use the various production companies New Orleans has to offer.
1. Look for Experience
One of the best ways to learn the quality of the different productions companies New Orleans uses is to look at a few different things. Factors such as their previous work, past clients and how they resolve problems and provide solutions. See what kind of projects they have created, how long have they been working professionally, and the extent of their experience . When we mention experience, it doesn’t just mean length of time but what kind of problems have they run into and how have they figured them out? Have they worked with larger or smaller companies? Can they manage large crowds, permits, legal issues and the like? Knowing these things will help you decide on the right production company for you.
2. Check References
When we suggest checking references, we don’t mean call their former clients. We mean take a look at their recent work and past clients. You can see some of the projects we’ve worked on at ImplictedSTUDIOS Work. Perhaps you would like to take something from that project? Or make sure that you stay away from that style altogether? Instead of just taking personal references or calling the first company you can find, do your research. Some production companies only work on television or movies and that might not be what you need. It will help make the process smoother and more cohesive as it progresses.
3. Know Your Budget
There are many different production companies that call New Orleans home. Each one has a different skill set that they bring to the table. As with any kind of service comes a price. It is up to you to give the production company that information so that they can plan accordingly and hopefully, exceed your expectations without exceeding your budget. Many variables go into what can be afforded with each project, from gear selection to number of crew members and production development… Providing a budget helps a production company to plan what is necessary to create that perfect final product.
4. Examine Their Vision
Every video production company has their own unique vision for any project and it doesn’t hurt to take an ear and listen. They can foresee potential problems or offer helpful suggestions that will help improve the final product. Discussion is key to a collaborative and successful endeavor. So take the time and make sure it is exactly what you want and need. Client and company collaboration is what creates memorable and effective products. With any project, a professional production company’s main goal is that the client and their own vision, aligns. If you don’t feel this kind of mutual respect with a production company, keep looking for one that listens and guides you.
Our company is here to support our client’s vision with our experience. Ready to see what we Implicted’s vision can do for you? Give us a call at 504-298-8323 or say hello and we’re happy to build your story with you.