Video creation is typically split into three stages- pre-production, production, and post-production. Most people are, to some extent, familiar with the production stage; “the lights, camera, action” of the business, and the stage at which the video footage is captured. Post-production, typically seen as second most important, entails the edit and finalization of that footage, after which it finally can be syndicated. But what slows video creation exponentially in both stages is the lack of effort made in pre-production.
After investing more man-hours than you ever thought you would, spending the money to get all the bells and whistles, and pushing your idea through each stage of the process to make it a reality, you’ve finally done it; you’ve finished your brand’s new video.
Let’s say that you are trying to save some money by changing the oil of your car engine. You’ve never done it before, but if a mechanic can do it in half an hour, how hard could it be? You have a general idea of what you’re trying to accomplish, and you’ve bought the recommended oil and set aside an hour for the job. But once the hood is open, the job becomes more intimidating.
Between quarter 1 of 2014 and quarter 1 of 2015, we’ve seen a 100% spike in mobile video consumption. If you think that statistic might indicate a trend, then you’ll be amazed to see the prior year’s statistic. Between quarter 1 of 2013 and quarter 1 of 2014, analysts measured a spike of more than 360% in mobile video consumption.
Last week I had to unclog a pipe under my sink. I feel the need to disclaim that I am no plumber, and I certainly don’t have the brand, make, and model of my sink memorized. For that matter, I don’t care for puzzles, and I am easily frustrated by an immovable object. I often compare my DIY skills to those of the three stooges. So, after opening my under-sink cabinet, the first thing that I did was break out the good old iPhone and open the YouTube app.