Production Services Spain: Time in audiovisual production
In production services (Spain) for filming and audiovisual, one of the most important elements of pre-production is effective time management. So good planning, helps meet deadlines and save costs. Therefore in VDreams we consider it fundamental and invest a lot of effort.
Above all, if the production is international, this becomes more important. Since, a delay, increases the costs even more. Thus, there are unpredictable elements such as climatology. But many of the delays in pre-production are due to poor time management.
“The bad news is that time flies, the good news is that you are the pilot” (Michael Althsuler)
Production Services Spain: 5 tips to meet deadlines
We’re going to give you five tricks, based on our experience. Specifically on the TV Show of the Californian production company Natural 9, in which we managed to save two hours of the planned time:
- Planning: Consequently, it is essential to carry out a previous planning. It has to be realistic. Thus, you must do it keeping in mind your own means, the time available and the deadlines. Also, add a minimum of 10% of the time for contingencies. Since you can fail anything you have not anticipated.
- Communication: It is essential among the members of the production team and the technical team. Moreover, if it is done through filming services. It must be clear, synthesized and effective. Because a failure in the communication chain can exponentially increase the time of a task.
- Coordination: In most cases, more than one person is needed for an efficient production service. Thus, knowing how to delegate and who to do it is very important. It must work like a real team. Where, each member should be very clear about their work tasks in preparing the shoot. They are done in parallel, saving that precious time.
- Flexibility: Another point that can not be overlooked is the changing work environment in which we move. In a film or audiovisual production, the number of variables to be taken into account is very high. So you have to be prepared to change the established plan quickly and efficiently.
- Contingency plans in the shooting: Many times, this is not done because we believe we can solve problems as they come. But taking the time to think about all the possible errors and give them several solutions greatly reduces the margin of error. And, therefore, the time spent in the shooting.
As always, you already know that you have us here to help and advise you. So you can always get in touch with us.