Brand Story Video Countdown Checklist – Aimie Apigian2018-10-10T18:18:33+00:00

Aimie Apigian
Brand Story Video Countdown Checklist 

6 weeks to a successful Brand Story Video shoot 

Your Filming Date:
November 17th, 2018
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Congratulations again on making the commitment to have your Brand Story Video produced, filmed, and edited by Geffner Productions!

We typically schedule filming dates about 6 weeks in advance – that’s the average amount of time it takes us and our clients to fully prepare for our day of filming. If you choose to move forward with a filming date more quickly, that’s not a problem. You’ll just need to commit to completing all the prep work at a more accelerated pace.

Just so you know exactly what to expect, below you’ll find a Countdown Checklist (along with some helpful links) that highlights all of the different elements of your Brand Story Video pre-production process that we will be working through together in the coming weeks.

There is a lot of useful information included below, and we will, of course, be here to guide you every step of the way, and to answer any questions you have as they come up.

For a “big picture” understanding of the main categories we’ll need to discuss together, click here for a more general overview of the entire Brand Story Video process.

The good news is you don’t need to worry about all of this information at one time. We are going to take it step-by-step, and guide you on the most important things to focus on all along the way, so that we can try to eliminate as much of the overwhelm for you as possible.

In the descriptions below, you will see text that is highlighted in blue. Click on those links to be taken to a separate page to learn more about that specific topic.

6 weeks before your video shoot:

(week of October 8th, 2018)

  • Review, sign, and submit your Video Production Agreement (you should have received a link through Adobe Sign via email) – this can be done entirely online

  • Schedule strategy calls with the Geffners for 4 weeks before your shoot & 2 weeks before your shoot
  • Get started on your Brand Story Video Questionnaire (click to learn more, and to download your questionnaire)

  • Review Location Search Info and get started thinking about finding suitable filming locations for both your interview & b-roll shots
  • Think about any guests/people who need to be involved in your shoot, and check their availability for our upcoming filming date

5 weeks before your video shoot:

(week of October 15th, 2018)

4 weeks before your video shoot:

(week of October 22nd, 2018)

3 weeks before your video shoot:

(week of October 29th, 2018)

  • Firm up filming location(s) – send pictures to Jaime, if necessary

  • Firm up list of b-roll ideas

  • Talk to and formally invite guests – check their availability for the afternoon on our day of filming, and send Jaime any guest time constraints

  • Start to put together outfits and/or go shopping for clothing

  • Receive final list of Brand Story interview questions from Jaime, for your review

2 weeks before your video shoot:

(week of November 5th, 2018)

  • Strategy Call #2 with the Geffners (Schedule your strategy session here, if you haven’t done so already) to make sure we are on track with all the details for your upcoming shoot
  • Review Brand Story interview questions & start preparing yourself mentally

  • Review Makeup & Hair Guidelines to prepare for your day of filming (email if needed)
  • Remind guests about the upcoming shoot, and get their final, firm commitment

  • Send instructions to guests about what to wear on-camera

  • Shop for clothing and accessories for the shoot

  • Get any clothes dry cleaned or tailored, as necessary

  • Get hair cut, colored, or refreshed

  • Get facial & brow shaping

1 week before your video shoot:

(week of November 12th, 2018)

  • Reconfirm all guests
  • Practice going over interview questions

  • Final shopping for clothes, and put all outfits together

  • Pick up dry cleaning and/or clothes from tailor

  • Pick up any props you need for the shoot

  • Drink plenty of water

  • Get plenty of rest!

1 day before your video shoot:

(November 16th, 2018)

  • Get nails done

  • Get hair blown out professionally, if necessary

  • Pick up flowers, if necessary

  • Prep and pack clothes

  • Prep and pack food for day of filming

  • Exercise and/or meditate

  • Pack bags

  • Print directions to location(s)

  • Drink water

  • Get plenty of rest!

The day of your video shoot:

(November 17th, 2018)

  • Arrive on time

  • Get yourself into the makeup chair

  • Let us handle everything else!