If you are currently shopping for a video production company to create your content, any search on the internet shows that you have a lot of options to choose from. Some companies consist of a single owner/operator who completes the entire process from A to Z by themselves. Two Parrot Productions, on the other hand, consists of over 50 freelancers around the world working together in seamless coordination.
Two Parrot is a Nonprofit Video Production Company that creates visual storytelling tools for the most trusted brands of philanthropy. With over 20 years of experience, we’ve learned many hard lessons along the way. In order to create the most helpful and positive support system, we have developed a very detailed interview, onboarding, and project management process for our clients.
Do your due diligence when it comes to researching potential producers and production companies. Make sure you thoroughly review their portfolio and process, so that you feel comfortable knowing you are handing off your project to true professionals that are capable of bringing your vision to life. Often times when it comes to video production, you get what you pay for. If you feel like you’re getting a deal that is too good to be true, it is likely that you’ll regret making that purchase decision. Many of Two Parrot’s clients are people who started off with an inexperienced and cheap production company, only to find the product they delivered to be substandard. You want to make sure that you’ve seen the work product of the exact artists that will be on your shoot. So, take your time in making a decision-it will pay off in the end.
Something very important to the process is you as the client being extremely clear and articulate about your vision for the video and your expectations for the process of creating it. You will need a well-defined scope of work, and examples that help the production company understand what you are envisioning. The more detailed your instructions, the easier it will unfold.
QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN INTERVIEWING
NONPROFIT VIDEO PRODUCTION COMPANIES:
How many years have you been in business?
What is your niche specialty?
Where’s the link to your general portfolio?
Do you have extensive experience working on projects like mine?
Send me 3 specific links to videos you have worked on that are similar to mine.
What clients are you most proud to have worked with?
Where are you based? Can you travel to my location?
Where are you legally registered to do business?
Do you have insurance?
How many full time employees work for your company? How many freelancers?
Who will be the Producer on my project? How many years of experience do they have?
Who are the exact team members that will be working on my project? Where are they based?
Can you send me 3 references to past clients I can call?
Can you read our Request For Proposal (RFP)?
Can you fill out an official proposal?
Do we have to sign a contract?
What are the payment terms?
Do you have time in your schedule to produce this?
How long will the process take from beginning to end?
Do you give me the RAW footage?
Do you have a Corporate Social Responsibility program?
How do you contribute to your community?