When the time comes that you have to look for a Lakeland video production company, one of the dilemmas is what questions to ask them once you’re in the bidding or negotiation process. You may be intimidated when faced by a big video production company, and you may ask the wrong questions or worse, don’t even ask a single one.

Once you made the decision to hire a video company, it is only right you ask them all the pertinent questions about the project. But how do you determine which questions to ask them? Here are the five guide questions:

How long have they been in the project and what kind of videos have they done?

As much as it pains us to say this, experience is very important in any business. That’s not to say you shouldn’t even consider hiring newbies or fresh graduates, but you need to look into their experience in video producing. After all, you are spending a big chunk of your capital on this project. It’s only right that you hire a company that has a vast experience on creating effective corporate videos.

It is also essential for you to know what kind of videos they have produced in the past. Have they done the kind of video you want? If they did, they should show an example to you.

How do they deal with problems in a project?

You want to know what concessions can be given if there will be a problem in the project. Although no one wants anything bad to happen to your project, it cannot be completely avoided. You want to know, of course, what concessions can be done once that happens. Ask the company if there have been failures and mistakes in the past and how they dealt with it. How they answer will tell you if this is the right company to hire.

When can they start the project?

If you are paying for the project, you would want it to start as early as possible. In-demand video producers may not be able to start on your project right away. Will that work for your timeline? Speaking of timeline, they should also provide a schedule for you–when can they release the first draft, the second draft, and the final product?

Have they done scripts before?

Don’t assume that the Lakeland video production company will simply write the script according to your liking. Ask them who they are outsourcing their scripts to (or if they have in-house writers). You would want to meet these people, so you’ll have a good grasp of how they work and whether or not they understand what you’re trying to achieve in your video.