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Questions to Ask Your Birmingham Interview Video Production Company Before Hiring

Questions to Ask Your Birmingham Interview Video Production Company Before Hiring

Interviews are a popular form of video content that can be used across a variety of industries and for many different reasons. Seen on social media representing businesses and brands in the Birmingham area, and often seen on websites representing the about us page or as customer testimonials or case studies, interview videos are incredibly powerful and impactful when they are produced by a professional. But before hiring a Birmingham interview video production company, make sure that you’re asking the right questions to screen the professionals that you’re considering for the job.

At Beverly Boy Productions, we take the creation of interview videos incredibly seriously because we know that a professionally produced interview video has the capacity to deliver substantial results for the business or brand. We’re also aware of the negative impact that an interview video could have if a business isn’t careful or chooses to allow a less than professional interview get leaked. That’s why we recommend hiring a professional Birmingham interview video production company to assist you in sharing the details of your interview with your audience and to ensure a level of professionalism and success is recorded.

Before you consider who to hire for the job, make sure that you’re prepared with the following important questions:

  1. What is Your History or Experience in the Production of Interview Videos?

The purpose of this question is not only to determine how much experience a production company has but also to determine how long they’ve been producing interview videos. Certainly you don’t have to hire someone with decades of experience if you feel comfortable enough going based on just a few years of history, but it definitely doesn’t hurt to discuss the extensive experience of each Birmingham interview video production company that you consider for the role. At Beverly Boy Productions, we’ve got two decades of interview video production experience, so we like to think we know a thing or two about it.

  1. What’s Your Favorite Part About Producing Interview Videos?

Everyone that has experience in the production of professional interview videos has a favorite part about the production. Whether it’s a love for the questioning of the subject, a knack for storytelling, or a general love for production including lighting, audio, or sound – you need to know that any Birmingham interview video production company that you hire for your interview video is going to have a passion for the project and that begins with having a favorite part of the job.

  1. How Long Do You Expect the Interview Video to Take?

Every production company in Birmingham is going to be different in terms of their timeline and production schedules, what you’re looking for with this particular question is to find out if they’ll be able to complete the project within a timeline that is acceptable and works for you. If they say the project is likely to take 3 months, and you’ve only got a month, it’s not going to be a good fit for you. Likewise, if they say they’re ready to go right now and you’re not going to be ready for a few months, again this may or may not be ideal. 

It’s very important to be upfront about your timelines and expectations before hiring a Birmingham interview video production company to work with. It’s equally important to be sure that you’re honest about your budget so that you don’t find yourself in a situation in which there is a project started or you choose a production company that you later cannot afford.

  1. Can You Share Your Favorite Interview Videos With Me?

You’re looking for interview videos that this Birmingham interview video production company produced, specifically. Having them share their favorites with you will help you to get a feel for their creative side, what they like, and what you can expect with your own project. If you don’t like what they share, it’s possible that you will not like what they create for you, either. Art, including video production, is subjective. Therefore it’s very important to hire a production company that has similar likes and dislikes so that you can get a video that represents your underlying choices.

  1. What is the Production Process Like?

This is a question that will come up later in the screening process, as you near the point of hiring a Birmingham interview video production company, but it’s very important none the less. You need to know if there will be revisions, how many revisions there will be, how long you will have to provide feedback, and what to expect during production. You also need to know if this will be incredible hands on or if you’ll have a more hands off approach. The idea is to figure out if this style of production, and the process that you’ll be enduring, is a good fit.

For more about hiring a Birmingham interview video production company, contact Beverly Boy Productions. 

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