What Are The 3 Stages of Video Production?
Stage #1: Pre-Production (Story Boarding & Scripting)
The 3 stages of video production begin with pre-production. This refers to everything that happens before you actually start recording your video. This is where you set the stage for your creation. It can be a very long process, like with the Lord of the Rings, where they had to find the right location and build the set. Or in the case of educational videos, this can include finding subject matter experts and collaborating on storyboarding and scripting.
A large part of pre-production is storyboarding or creating an outline for the training materials. We recommend that you only script exact lines if they have to be said. Your viewers will notice scripted lines, and it will feel unnatural in an eLearning course.
Instead, outline three to five large ideas and record several takes of your team interpreting these. The best way to build engagement with your videos is to make them as authentic as possible, and this means less scripting. Just get a general idea of where the video is leading your viewer during this stage of video production.