Steps to achieve quality audiovisual pre-production. The most important phase in an audiovisual product is often regarded as production, as this is where all the sound and visual material that will be used is recorded. However, audiovisual pre-production is the one that makes it possible for both production and post-production to develop properly, and that is why great importance must be attached to this stage, because it will depend to a large extent on the success of your final product. But what does audio-visual pre-production include? To develop a good pre-production it is of vital importance to know up to the smallest detail that makes it, as well as to put into practice a series of tips that will facilitate its realization. Below we will explain all that and more... 1. The All Success idea begins with a great idea. Audiovisual productions are no exception, in fact, the first step in making a pre-production is the idea, and from it, you will have to start imagining how to translate it into an audiovisual product. One recommendation that is always good to take into account with regard to the subject of the idea, is that before you take any other step, you must have it clearly, even with the goals you want to achieve with the story, so that you can then develop scripts and all the next steps. It is said that a good idea should be able to be counted in just one sentence. Definition of the genre of production Once the idea is clear, the following will be to frame it in one of many genres that exist, all of this regardless of whether your final product is film, television or for the web. Why is this important? Each audiovisual genre has its own characteristics in terms of scripts, dialogues, plans, colorization, etc. Although this is not a rule, and therefore the scheme may be broken, it always serves as a starting point or reference point for your production, not to mention that with this you will also be able to choose with greater certainty the audience to which your audiovisual production will be directed and of course define your profile to make your product based on this. Some of the genres are romantic, horror, comedy, drama, science fiction, among others. On the other hand there are the formats, which can be short films, medium films, feature films, capsules, reports, documentaries, etc., and all this will vary according to the destination of your product that as previously said can be cinema, the television or digital media. The public or audience On the subject of target or target audiences, the definition of gender and format already lays the groundwork. However, it is always advisable to develop the profile of the people to whom the audiovisual product will be directed, to cover all these aspects in the realization of the scripts and thus achieve that your audiovisual production costs much more. 4. The During Preproduction script is that the famous scripts are performed that vary according to the information they contain. If you are the ones who set out what will be heard in our video, the dialogues and interaction of the characters, a brief description of each scene and the overall content of the production described, it is about the called literary scripts, which give the whole team a general idea of what each part of the video will contain. Parallel to this, there is the technical script, which requires a much more detailed description of each shot and image that can be seen in the final product. It is important because with this script, the work of the cameramen, the sonidists and the whole team in general will be kept in tune, in order to achieve a recording according to the objectives outlined above, as well as the main idea. This type of script includes camera movements, angles, staging, frames, decoration and setting, musical effects, sound setting, lighting plans and a lot more details. That is why it is said that this script is born from the exhaustive interpretation of the idea and the literary script, but it incorporates all the technical indications that must be taken into account during the recording. It is sometimes so complex that you can also rely on a storyboard that describes through an illustration what you want to reflect in each scene from a visual point of view, and even a lighting script, that specifies all the details in this topic. 5. List of needs As expected, audiovisual pre-production should also take into account needs such as locations and their respective permits, catering, transportation, a detailed list of technical and human equipment required, artistic resources, etc. For this reason, an audiovisual pre-production will not be complete until it is include a budget document, a breakdown of technical needs, a detail of the locations, catering, among others that we will describe one by one. Breakdown: This is a document in which the technical and human resource needs must be reflected for each sequence of the audiovisual product, allowing only what is necessary to be used during the recording of each scene. Filming plan or work plan: It is the responsibility of the producer to produce this document, which briefly explains the days to be used for recording, the number of plans to be carried out in each pattern and the activities to be carried out, together with the schedule. Budget: any project that is undertaken must have an adequate distribution of resources, and it is in the budget that all the economic resources that will be used and the specific destination will be reflected. Catering: Your pre-production will have added value, if you make a menu with the food and beverages that both talent and technical equipment will consume during the recording days. All these steps will allow you to perform a pre-production that will make the next stages of audiovisual production much more efficient, ensuring the success of your final product. At Bgcreativos we have experts who will provide you with more information on this topic as well as the best advice during the audiovisual pre-production process of your project. Contact us, and find out the details.