Advice on starting up a video production business in the UK

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by kit_lok, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. kit_lok

    kit_lok Guest

    Hi All

    I am from the UK and wondered if anyone had any tips on starting a
    video production business. At the moment I am shooting videos for
    local clubs(martial arts) for free and getting experience that way..I
    found that anyone can get digital equipment theses days and with enough
    hard disk space have a editing studio on their PC.

    What kind of professionally equipment would i realistically need and
    what would be the price range.

    Are there many video production companies in the UK?As it seems there
    are more in the USA.

    Thanks
    Kit
     
    kit_lok, Feb 25, 2005
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  2. Your question is too big. The most important things which you will need to
    create professional videos are.

    Lighting. Lights, stands, reflectors etc.
    Sound- lapel mics, shotgun mics, boom pole, mic preamps or mixer etc.
    Tripod- with a fluid head.

    Remember that you can hire most things so buy one thing at a time and make
    sure that you get the right tool for the job.

    The only thing that you need to get a job is a demo reel. Any time or money
    spent on polishing up your demo reel will be well worth it.
    If you want an idea of how many are in your area why don't you look in the
    yellow pages?

    Anthony Gosnell
     
    anthony.gosnell, Feb 26, 2005
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  3. Your question is too big. The most important things which you will need to
    create professional videos are.

    Lighting. Lights, stands, reflectors etc.
    Sound- lapel mics, shotgun mics, boom pole, mic preamps or mixer etc.
    Tripod- with a fluid head.

    Remember that you can hire most things so buy one thing at a time and make
    sure that you get the right tool for the job.

    The only thing that you need to get a job is a demo reel. Any time or money
    spent on polishing up your demo reel will be well worth it.
    If you want an idea of how many are in your area why don't you look in the
    yellow pages?

    Anthony Gosnell
     
    anthony.gosnell, Feb 26, 2005
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  4. kit_lok

    kit_lok Guest

    Hi Anthony
    Thanks 4 your reply

    A demo reel thats a good idea,is the demo reel to show potential
    customers or possibily the bank\investor to get funding etc?(I know
    that sounds like a silly question but I need to know)
    I shall find out where i can hire equipment.
    I checked out on the the web and found there are quite a few video
    companies
    Thanks for your help
    Kit
     
    kit_lok, Feb 28, 2005
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  5. For potential customers. At the moment you need to learn skills, the best
    way to do this is by reading books and practicing. You don't need stacks of
    equipment. The last thing you need at the moment is a bank loan.

    Anthony Gosnell

    p.s. Video cameras lose value so quickly that it is not worth buying one
    until you have enough work lined up to pay for it.
     
    anthony.gosnell, Mar 1, 2005
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  6. kit_lok

    Tim Mitchell Guest

    I would agree with this, you should concentrate on getting some
    customers. That's the hard bit. Making the videos is easy peasy compared
    to that.
     
    Tim Mitchell, Mar 1, 2005
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