Creating a Production Company

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In order to create a production company, a person will need a lot of gear, including high quality microphones and cameras, as well as the ability to attract clients. Find out how to start a production company without a lot of money with help from a producer in this free video on production companies.

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If you want to start your own production company get ready for a long ride because there is a lot involved. You'll have to wear a lot of hats unless you have deep pockets. So if you want to start a production company and you don't have a lot of cash how can you go about doing it? Well number one, you're going to need the gear. So make sure you pick yourself up a great camera, I recommend at least a 3ccd camera and you can pick up a Prosumer Camera that is a 3 chip camera for anywhere between $1,500 to $3,000, $4,000 depending on what quality that you go with. Secondly you are going to need a microphone set. You'll need a wireless Lav mike. I have a Sennheiser system here but you can pick up a fairly cheap wireless system for $100 to $200. You'll also need lighting so pick yourself up some soft boxes. You can go to Sears and get yourself some a Craftsman light set and it is the same temperature as the regular Arri kits and 3200 Kelvin so those work great for video to start up. Next you're going to need to know how to use your equipment so get yourself involved in a course or get involved with a production company that can teach you how to use the equipment that you have and lastly you'll need clients so go out there and start knocking on doors, talking to people, trying to pick yourself up some clients. Hopefully you'll get your first client soon and you may want to even consider doing some free work initially just to put yourself together, a demo reel to show the type of work that you are able to do. So I hope that helps. Good luck.

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