When it comes to shooting video for your company or nonprofit, just committing to getting in front of the camera is a great first step.
You might already be thinking that getting in front of the camera is also the hardest part. You're not alone if you are!
At Dakota, video has become part of everything we do, from our weekly Dakota Live! Calls, monthly Emerging Manager Growth Shows, and our philanthropic branch, Dakota Gives, we know firsthand how video can transform an organization and really bring your story to life.
In fact, Dakota Studios was created in 2020 with the goal of helping others create videos that will grow their business and mission.
Dakota Studios is a full-service studio space for investment firms, nonprofits, and companies who want to create engaging, shareable videos about their missions. Working with our world-class production team, you can rest assured that your vision will be brought to life.
We understand that most of us have never filmed a video before, and don’t know what to expect when we step into a studio like Dakota Studios for the first time. What should you wear? What should you talk about? Are there things you shouldn’t do?
It can be overwhelming.
That’s why, in this article, we’re breaking down everything you need to know before you shoot your first video for your company or nonprofit. By the end of the article, you’ll have a clear understanding of what you can expect and how you can prepare ahead of time.
Getting camera-ready is one of the first steps you’ll take the day of your shoot, and it’s important to know what does and does not work in front of the camera.
Whether you’re new to filming video or you’ve done it before, we want to ensure that your time at Dakota Studios is as productive and successful as possible, which is why we offer two prep calls for everyone who books time in the studio.
What can you expect from your prep call?
During the prep calls, shoot, and post-production, you’ll be working hand in hand with our experienced video team. They’ll make sure you’re comfortable, looking professional, and that the final, finished video product is in line with your company goals.
Typically, the Dakota Studios delivery time is two weeks, depending on the length. At that time, you’ll be able to review your videos, ensuring that everything's the way you want it. You’ll be able to leave comments directly on the videos so that our team gets your feedback in real time and can make adjustments as needed.
Ready to start shooting video for your company or nonprofit? Schedule a Dakota Studios tour and share your video goals. We can’t wait to work with you!
Written By: Amy Sariego, Director of Content Marketing
Amy Sariego is the Director of Content Marketing at Dakota.
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