5 Questions to Ask the Venue

Producing a video can make you feel very important, but don’t ever forget that you are shooting in someone else’s house, and just like at your house, they have their own house rules and way of doing things. When the situation is handled correctly, in the best-case scenarios, the venue workers can be like having extra crew members, but when it is handled incorrectly, the same people can become video saboteurs who make your shoot difficult if not impossible. Here are five critical questions to ensure a smoother gig and enlist the venue’s cooperation.

1. Who are the Lighting and Audio Point People?

This question is vital. You simply cannot effectively do your job shooting a live performance without some (if ...

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