San Francisco Media Group has the tools, staff, and experience to take on any creative challenge. We are equipped to produce high-quality content from the initial stages of conception until its completion, and we will work with you, not just as our client but as a collaborator and partner.
We understand that every project and audience is different, so we pride ourselves on the ability to adhere to the vision and mission of each client to stay on brand and appeal to their specific target audience.
Over the years, we’ve curated relations with Emmy Award-winning directors, producers, writers, designers, engineers, and editors. These long-standing relationships help us to build production teams perfectly suited for each individual project.
We would love to hear about any opportunity to create and collaborate. We’re happy to respond to any request for proposal.
- Creative Consultation
- Brand Identity
- Creative Briefs
- Graphics and Design
- Production and Design
- Creative Direction
- Previs and Pre-Production Planning
Pre-Production Services in San Francisco
Mapping Out Your Production With Attention To Every Last Detail
We Lay the Framework For Your Next Production
People often underestimate the amount of work that goes into production planning. This work is crucial to ensuring a successful production, which is why it is important to have an experienced production company at the helm. At San Francisco Media Group, we can help define your video scope and account for all aspects of the production process. Contact us to learn more about our pre-production services and book us for your next project.
Do I Need Pre-Production?
The answer is a resounding “yes”! Pre-production helps shape the final vision of what you want your project to look like. From storyboarding, scriptwriting, location scouting, and more, pre-production irons out all the details of each phase of the production process.
Without the pre-production stage, you stand a greater risk of encountering production issues and making something for the wrong of audience. You will also likely be frustrated when you end up using the wrong equipment, lighting angles, and other technical components.
Benefits of Pre-Production
Keeping Your Team Organized
Pre-production keeps all stakeholders and team members aligned with their responsibilities, benchmarks, and steps towards production day and where they need to be during production.
Saves Time and Money
By planning ahead, you can save your team lots of time during the production day process. People work more efficiently when their roles are more clearly defined, especially on larger-scale productions. You can reach your finished product faster by taking the time to develop pre-production.
Pre-production also helps keep your budget in check. A thorough production planning process includes getting quotes for different areas of your project, allowing you to make the most of your budget and not have any unexpected surprises down the road.
Pre-Production Services We Offer
Storyboarding and Scriptwriting
Storyboarding creates a visualization of the project that can give you a good idea of how certain shots are going to play out. We can help you trace the path of your narrative and outline where actors and set pieces will be, actions that will take place, and more. We can also help with the scriptwriting process to include lines and actions.
You tell us your budget and we can help determine what we can do with it. Our team will work with that budget in mind and keep your digital video production within scope.
Finding the perfect location is an important part of creating a production. Our team is well-versed in the San Francisco area and can show you multiple location options that are within your budget.
We can outline a clear, concise map of how the production will go. This also keeps your team accountable.
Crew Assembly and Rehearsal
Productions require a large crew, each of which handling an important component of the project. We can build your crew and cast while staying in budget. We can also schedule rehearsals to get everything prepared for production day.
How Our Pre-Production Service Works
Step One: Contact Us
Reach out to our team to book a consultation. We will discuss your project needs and budget.
Step Two: Pre-Production Planning
Once signed on, our team will get to work developing a thorough pre-production plan.
Step Three: We Get You to Production Day
Our pre-production planning will prepare everyone for production so you can enjoy a smooth operation that finishes on time and within budget.
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