Tips for Maintaining a Robust Video Schedule

Close-up of a calendar with dates marked off, representing a video schedule.

Make sure your video schedule gets production running smoothly.

Every content creator knows the difficulty of keeping a tight schedule. When you’ve garnered a following, you’re undividedly focused on maintaining and growing it. Having regularly scheduled videos keeps viewers engaged with your channel. While also encouraging people, who are not following you to start following you since they’ll be guaranteed content. Here are some tips to keep a smooth video schedule for your content.

While the world of video content production can be hectic, good planning comes from a good production cycle. Trying an assembly line-like method to producing content. Have different members of your team work on their specific parts for each video, then move on to work that’s for the next video. This process ultimately leads to entire videos being finished weeks before they are uploaded. Which leaves you more time to refine your content, and not worry about missing deadlines.

Video Schedule: Assembly Line Mentality

First, you have to start with the writing. The scripts for your content should always be finished weeks, even months in advance before filming starts. Having a number of completed scripts helps the production in a variety ways. For one thing, you can’t count on a stressed-out writer coming up with something amazing when they are under pressure.

Yes, while some people do write better under pressure, that doesn’t make it a general rule.  Another benefit of being ahead of schedule is that it gives more time for the script to be read over. Which can turn into edits you wouldn’t have made if the production schedule was rushed.

Graphics in a video help communicate things visually that don’t necessarily need words or explanation. They also aid in making your video more aesthetically pleasing. However, it is very easy to make bad graphics. Allocate time depending on the complexity of the graphics for each video. Make sure simpler graphics are finished early on in production so more time can go to anything complex if needed.

Your editor is an integral part of your video production process. They take the footage and actually turn it into a video. Giving them enough space is crucial in ensuring that you’re producing high-quality content. An editor needs time to go through all the shots and see which work best. At First Focus, we pride ourselves on having above exceptional editing skills and delivering quality to our clients.

Video Schedule: It’s Just a Matter of Time

The point of working this way is so the rest of your team always has a new project after they finish their current one. Now, this method may not seem possible if your video content is biased on week-to-week relevance. But it most definitely is, you just have to scale everything down from being weeks ahead to days ahead.

You also have to work around your video content. Meaning you won’t produce high-quality content on a weekly basis without a large or highly experienced team. You’ll have to make shorter videos, which can actually be a good thing in that scenario.

The only way you can have a tight schedule is to be ahead. We hope these tips can help you and your production crew manage your content creation. To see some the videos First Focus has produced, check out our YouTube channel. Here’s our latest video: