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In-house vs. Outsourced Video Production in Singapore

Whether you plan to do your video production in-house or outsourcing to a video production agency, we discuss some possible considerations for you to make a decision.

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Our Video Production Team

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Group photo of the Vivid Snaps video production team

Our team consists of media professional with expertise in video production from pre to post. Consisting of videographers, video editors, director, project coordinators and graphic designer. Our portfolio is focused on corporate clients. And our works ranges from internal communication videos, brand story videos, virtual & hybrid events and corporate photography.

Benefits of In-House Video Production Team

If your business or department is creating a large volume of videos on a regular basis, hiring an in-house videographer or in-house video team should still be the most cost effective option. Clients who worked with us sometimes use a hybrid strategy where the regular communication or marketing videos are produced by an in-house team, while the more extensive creative productions are outsourced to a video production agency like ourselves.

High Level of Control & Flexibility

Depending on the size of your in-house team, you could very well have a videographer who sees through your video production from start-to-end. Hence, the videographer or media creative would conceptualise, direct, shoot and edit the final video. This makes for an efficient process.

Working with your in-house video team can possibly give you better control of their schedule, allowing you to re-prioritise your video projects more readily.

Strong Alignment with Operations

An in-house video team is likely to be familiar with the culture and operations of your business, saving you time in aligning the expectations when hiring a new video production agency.

Drawbacks of In-House Video Production Team

Equipment & Asset Management

The video filming workflows consists of many equipment which comes with their own complexity in both operation and maintenance. Not handling them well could result in costly servicing.

Talent Management

Depending on your business nature, retaining creative talent could be a challenging. So much so, that many video production agencies don’t actually maintain their an in-house team of production crew, and instead work with a freelance crew for production.

Higher Lifecycle Cost

If you need to produce and extensive pipeline of video content and looking to develop an in-house marketing team, it can be a strategy that pays off in the long run. Otherwise, the cost of managing an in-house videographer or video team can result in a higher cost over the lifecycle of your business.

Benefits of Outsourced Video Production Team

Diverse Expertise & Passionate Team

Usually a video production agency has a passionate team of video professional with diverse skillset. When not actively working on a project, we spend time keeping up with latest industry trends and researching about other videos. Which usually help in producing a high quality video.

Access to Resources

When working with an external video agency, you have access to a pool of resources. For instance, when it comes to location sourcing, we can tap on the past experiences and resources of the entire team to propose a most suitable location in a shorter timeframe.

Drawbacks of Outsourced Video Production Team

Culture Alignment

While an experienced video production agency will put in the effort to understand the culture of your organisation. It is likely that we are not fully immerse in the culture of your organisation. This can be turned into an advantage if you are looking for fresh perspective to approach your video objectives.

Higher Cost Per-Video

When you are producing multiple videos per month, the cost can add up to a significant amount. This is where you will consider whether the trade-offs for developing an in-house crew can be more cost-effective. Alternatively, you can negotiate a retainer contract with a video production agency that works well with you.

Green Screen Video Production Studio

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Green screen studio setup in our office

An added benefit of working with a video production agency is some of the unique perks that come with different video production teams. For instance, our team can setup a green screen studio in our office that allows for up to 2 subjects on screen. And we offer the studio usage to our clients at no additional cost. The space is exclusively for our clients only, and we don’t rent it out, which means you get a higher availability rates.

Our Scope of Work in Video Production

For a better understanding of what you can expect from our video production team, we share the broad scope of our works for our corporate clients. Depending on the extent of your requirements, you may only need to engage us for part of these scopes.

Conceptualisation, Scripting and Storyboarding

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Reference photo of a storyboard process

In this stage, our Producer and Director work with you to understand your video directions, business objectives, stakeholder concerns and messaging. Then a we put together a set of visuals and flow and continue working with you to review and finalise the video content.

Talent, Location & Props Sourcing

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As the storyboard is getting finalised, we begin the logistical work of the video production. This could involve travelling across Singapore over multiple days to locate a suitable area, finding props that are period-correct. And casting talents who are suitable for the roles.

Filming & Production

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Reference photo of an outdoor filming for a corporate short film.

Depending on the nature of your video, the filming and production process involves 3 to 10 crew members. In a standard indoor corporate interview shoot, you can expect the Camera Operator, Assistant & Producer. Handling 1-2 camera angles, lighting, sound and directing your subjects.

In a larger scale shoot like corporate short film, the crew size can go up to 10 people. This includes Producer, Director, Camera Operator, Grip, Gaffer, Art Director, Make-up Artist and Production Assistants.

Post-production / Video Editing

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Reference photo of a video editing process

As we approach the final stage of your video production, our Producer and Director continues to work with our Video Editor to ensure that the vision is being executed well. You can expect a few rounds of changes to be included in the standard video production package.

Video Production Team Singapore

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Group photo of the Vivid Snaps video production team

We hope this article has provided quick insights in media production. Our team is ready to work with you. Leverage on our combined expertise for your media production. Our core expertise are in the following fields:

  • Corporate video production
  • Creative video production
  • Live streaming for virtual & hybrid events
  • Corporate photography
  • Event photography & videography

For a profile of our team, visit About us to learn more.

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