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How to make your video shoot a success18 Jan 2017

So you’ve decided to take the leap and get some promotional videos done. How hard can it be? Just say a few bits in front of the camera and be done with it. You may not be the next DiCaprio but it’ll do, right?

The truth is – yes and no.

Yes, you’ll have a completely serviceable video and even without much preparation might be a natural – but the likelihood is that it might take some practice. Things like a noisy office, no script, rushing in and out for appointments, staff missing etc. will likely hamper the shoot and stop us from creating the best video we possibly can to showcase your brand.

With that in mind, I’ve put together a quick informational video with a few tips on how to get the most out of your shoot day with JP Gardner & Associates.

Step 1: Figure out the purpose of your videos

Are you: Launching a new website? Planning an informative series? Covering local events / sponsorships? Worried about your SEO ranking? Just looking for a new avenue of marketing? Figuring this out before the shoot day will make sure we gather the right kind of footage and make a cohesive video.

Step 2: Plan your video marketing

Have you: Got a campaign to promote your video? Gathered a social media following? Got a blog to direct traffic to your website? Thought about a posting schedule / relevant platforms? Without preparing appropriate marketing, your video will likely gather dust on YouTube.

Step 3: Be Prepared

Have you: Sent an email round to all your staff? Cleared the diary for those involved / made sure people aren’t rushing? Had a look over your script for the day / have an idea of what you’re getting across? Thought of a quiet place to film away from the commotion? If you need any help with organising a shoot day or just stuck for ideas, feel free to give us a call on 01923 627777 or email

I work all over the UK with various business owners, dedicating my creative and expert property knowledge from 35 years in the industry. I am a Level 4 ARLA Propertymark examiner, I sit on the board of Agents Giving Charity and I love everything property related! I can be contacted on 01923 627777 or by email to

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