Filmmaking, a visual mosaic
Being a filmmaker in Vancouver is taking an idea and building a treatment and illustrating it with a visual mosaic to complement and articulate a narrative. It’s like a great painter having a great canvas. It would take time to master it, but with hard work and perseverance, a great work of art will surely come out.
The biggest problem I have seen with filmmaking in Vancouver is the rushed filmmaker methods, coined with the phrase videography – a far cry from the artistry of cinematography.
Most filmmakers are amateurs who picked up a camera and don’t respect the underlying methods behind creating a powerful narrative which speaks to the audience. So here’s what I recommend to avoid all that.
- First, take note of the most simple approach to starting any project, which is to fully expand the vision and idea.
- Secondly, secure a small set of specific desirable outcomes which complement the goals of the business and align any filmmaking in Vancouver.
- Thirdly, focus on the target viewer and align all visuals and narrative to a specific avatar.
Basic workflow, team battle plan
It’s this obsession with control and organization which will allow you to be creative on set. I’ve been producing for nearly 20 years with over 1,000 projects and our company has over 1,000 contractors on our roster with hundreds of clients we service each year.
But I’m still constantly surprised at filmmakers and their rogue attempts as a guerrilla filmmaker in Vancouver, not fully comprehending the importance of the basics.
Basic filmmaker workflows might look something like this:
- Working with a client to expand their vision
- Securing a set of outcomes to measure success
- Understanding the target viewer by building a personable Avatar
- Expanding production deliverables and stages 2 paper
- Thoroughly detailing filmmaker specific workflows
- Having a next step battle plan which is clear and easy for the team to review
- Achievable outcomes
- The ability to exceed expectations
Filmmaking is one of the greatest art forms. Moving images capture the heart through emotional storytelling. I’ve been a filmmaker in Vancouver for many years and I always loved the process of handling a project from concept to completion.
Taking higher complexities
When you’re working with a filmmaker in Vancouver, there’s an energy in the air of professionalism yet you’re having fun and can’t wait to further build your project. I think the more advanced a filmmaker’s move is not only when he/she is able to handle the entire production process but also the workflow.
An even more advanced filmmaker would consider the final delivery and promotion as part of the project. Nothing sucks more than seeing a view count in the single digits.
So businesses have become more savvy. In contrast, looking for a film company in Vancouver takes on a higher complexity as it’s not just about a website, it’s not even about pricing. It’s about a filmmaker having a vision for a Vancouver production. We also have many inexperienced producers who we love working with and even recommend.
Hence, video production is never going away. It’s just going to evolve and convert into a medium with easier access. And I love high quality. Being a filmmaker or a videographer or cinematographer are all fine with me.
Filmmakers in Vancouver all crave to guarantee better, faster and cheaper high quality outcomes. Some of my biggest secrets to being in the game this long have been my love for innovation, having skills in anything that relates to producing, like learning motion graphics in Vancouver. Also, getting the right equipment for a Vancouver project. Nothing works as well as a right tool.
A smile on a client’s face
I continue to be surprised at the level of quality our team completes. There’s something amazing about a level of commitment to high quality outcomes which you can’t teach.
Every company needs to produce video content better, faster and cheaper. So we work with you in a one-on-one partnership and expand your production goals.
Moreover, filmmaking in Vancouver is about guaranteeing that a project will be done on time and in a budget. This is an advanced task!
There’s nothing more pleasant than a project well done and a smile on a happy client’s face.
Have you ever considered doing a video? Certainly give us a call and let’s talk further about your vision. The first session is always free and is meant to be a fun first-step toward your goals.
What we offer as a filmmaker in Vancouver
We worked with several large companies to produce massive responses and successfully allocated tens of thousands of dollars into massive advertising campaigns, which created enough responses to flood a company.
We offer our clients unlimited collaboration and equipment so allow us to worry about the small details. We want to include interviews, incidental footage, drone footage, training and anything else you can think up.
Let’s start with some research and then move into development where we expand your concept, script and boards. From there we develop your pre-production elements and break down the script to book and schedule.
A filmmaker in Vancouver acquires your assets and it may include live shooting, illustration or visual effects.
Lastly, the post-production phase is where we process the final production deliverables such as editing, coloring and sound.
So discuss your project with us. Let’s see if it’s a fit. Contact us today for a discovery session. We look forward to working with you!
About the Author
Colter Ripley is the Executive Producer for Red+Ripley and a Video Producer. He’s been producing videos for over 18 years after winning film festivals nearly two decades ago.
Colter is certified in digital film with a specialization in cinematography. He has a multimedia diploma and handles project management as a certified business coach.
His main focus is on collaborative and custom video production that guarantees excellent customer service and a final product that clients are excited to share!
If you’re looking at working with a great filmmaker in Vancouver, give us a call or fire us an email. We’ve been doing this for so many years it’s pretty easy to quickly help.
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