I need a video but never shot one

WHERE DO I START?

Begin with answering these questions: Is it live or recorded? Who is your audience, where will it be shown? Do you need to shoot more than one video?

DO YOU ALREADY HAVE A BUDGET?

Like anything in life, budget drives answers. Our members are skilled for all levels of projects, from a one-man quick shoot, to a major motion picture. Nothing is too small or too large.

FOR MORE DIRECTION:

To help you determine the scope of your shoot, speaking with a Producer is a great place to start. Just go to our Home page and enter your region and search our Producer category of membership. Or an email to our Admin is welcome: info@TAMMP.com

A SAMPLE CREW FOR A 1 PERSON ON-CAMERA, QUALITY SHOOT:

  • Producer
  • Script Writer
  • Camera Operator
  • Audio Engineer
  • Gaffer
  • Teleprompter Operator
  • Makeup Artist
  • Editor

HERE IS WHY:

A Producer will work with you to create the overall concept, style and look of your project; help you determine your budget, secure locations and all the necessary parts to make your shoot cohesive, and manages the entire project, with your approval.

A Script Writer works with you to take your concept to a voice, creating effective words to communicate your message.

A Camera Operator of course captures your images. The difference between a Director of Photography and a Camera Operator is the DP will be involved with the creative composition of the images used in each shot, while a CO takes direction from a Producer to create your visual.

An Audio, or Sound, Engineer will ensure that your message is clear and understandable, free of other extemporaneous noises or clutter that can occur in the unseen transmission of sound.

A Gaffer will light your subject to focus the attention on the part(s) of the image that is important, and ensures the subject looks its very best. For a larger stage or studio shoot, a Lighting Director will be in order to oversee a greater visual message, and works with a Director to keep your final product understandable and seamless.

A Teleprompter Operator will help remove the stress of memorizing long passages and makes the on-camera person look confident and concise. Changes to the script can be made on-the-spot.

A Makeup Artist’s ability will separate your project from a home-video, puts a professional polish on the overall image, and brings out the best look for your on-camera person(s).

POST PRODUCTION:

A good Editor professionally compiles all of the elements of your production to create your final look, voice and message. This will be your effective communication tool to command the attention of your audience, and yield the results you are expecting.

We are the Texas Association of Motion Media Professionals, and are here to help you create quality media for every platform of your business, from web content to broadcast commercials.

If you have other questions, we are happy to hear from you! Please contact our Administrator by going to our Contact page. You will be contacted in a timely manner, and we appreciate your interest!