The Easy Guide to Video Production For Beginners
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The Easy Guide to Video Production For Beginners

For beginners: Guide to Video Production

It is normal to feel overwhelmed starting in the video production industry. There is so much to consider before you can create impressive and effective professional videos.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you start to produce videos. Therefore, it is a good idea not to rush to get a camera.

This will help you to know what to expect so that your filming runs smoothly.

It is important to use a beginner guide to help you navigate the three major steps of video production.

A guide will help you plan, determine the best equipment, and show you how to make it as easy as possible by making shorter segments.

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Plan Ahead

Beginners make a huge mistake when they start video production. They rush to film without planning. Although working on a video project can be a lot of fun, it requires planning to make it run smoothly and get the professional-looking results you desire.

It is common knowledge that budget planning is crucial. However, it goes deeper than that. To ensure that each shot brings you closer to your goal, you must outline your video’s goal. You are wasting your time and money if your shots do not align with what you want.

Also, it would be best to consider who your audience is to ensure that your video appeals to them. Your script will majorly impact how you shoot and edit it.

It’s a great time to think about where you want your film to be shot and to plan a backup location in case it doesn’t work out. The location you choose will depend on the purpose of your film as well as your audience. Natural backgrounds will make your video more approachable and comfortable. You can consider backgrounds around churches or other businesses, but avoid busy offices and blank walls. These backgrounds will not add value to your video and may be detrimental.

Make sure you have the right equipment.

Once you have your video in place and are confident that you understand the purpose and where and how you intend to shoot it, you can begin to look at the equipment you will use. There are many options for video production equipment, including smartphones and professional camcorders.

Not only do you need equipment to capture video, but you also need equipment to manage the light and record audio. While many beginners will default to using their phone for video recording, it will not meet your lighting and audio requirements.

Natural lighting is the best choice for video production, but sometimes it isn’t possible to get natural lighting. Although indoor shooting won’t produce a video that is as natural-looking and well-lit as outdoor, you can use various lighting sources to enhance the visual appeal of your video.

You should have a variety of lighting sources so that overhead lighting doesn’t become the only or primary light source. Although this light is great for lighting up a room, it can also be quite harsh. It is a smart idea to add lamps or other ambient lighting sources.

To get the best audio quality, an external microphone is essential. An external microphone is better than a cell phone camera or camcorder at picking up voices and sounds. The quality of your video will be automatically improved by using one.

Please keep it simple by filming small segments.

Filming in smaller segments is better than filming in large ones. This makes it faster and easier to reshoot a scene if it doesn’t work properly and allows for more flexibility in the post-production process.

It is important to be able to quickly reshoot small segments and then easily edit or cut the work later to ensure that the video looks coherent and not choppy. Although beginners may think it will make them appear more professional, the reverse is true.

You will be able to control the content of the final video by embracing smaller segments. This will make it easier to organize the information you wish to share.


Although video production can seem daunting at first glance, these three steps will make it much easier for beginners. It can be tempting to jump into video production, but it is essential to plan and ensure you fully understand the purpose and how you will accomplish your task.

Any video can look better with the right equipment, lighting, and location. Even beginners can make amazing videos if they take the time to think about how to improve each shot.

Working in small segments is the best way to save time and effort. Even a complete beginner can create professional videos. This will help them stand out, represent their beliefs, and make their business more visible.


Pastor Duke Taber
Pastor Duke Taber

Pastor Duke Taber

All articles have been written or reviewed by Pastor Duke Taber.
Pastor Duke Taber is an alumnus of Life Pacific University and Multnomah Biblical Seminary.
He has been in pastoral ministry since 1988.
Today he is the owner and managing editor of 3 successful Christian websites that support missionaries around the world.
He is currently starting a brand new church in Mesquite NV called Mesquite Worship Center, a Non-Denominational Spirit Filled Christian church in Mesquite Nevada.