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The Pre-Production Process.

Masters of Pre-Production

Making Productions a Breeze

Look, we’ll be honest with you, there’s no point having a great idea if you’re not going to execute it properly. That’s why we have the Pre-Production Process.

Pre-production is absolutely vital to ensuring the production will run smoothly, allowing for an enjoyable production process where the art can be it’s best, ensuring that you get a high quality product from your investment.

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Elements Of The Pre-Production Process

The Elements of Pre-Production
brains of the operation

Let’s Get The Ball Rolling

A producer is the brains of the operation. They liaise with you, the client, collate all the necessary documents, manage crewing and generally oversee the production is going to run smoothly. The producer will use the initial reference material (scripts and moodboards etc) to begin organising the productions elements.


Communication is Key

It’s vital that the producer has the details of everyone involved in a project. Through text, email, phone or video call they’ll keep you in the loop with the project’s progress and help you to navigate through the unforseen risks. A big part of mitigating risk in production is doing tests, scouting locations and making sure the content is factually correct/presentable, so expect one or all of these aspects to be covered.


It’s Coming Together

All scripts, call sheets, talent, crew, equipment and locations should be in their final stages of confirmation, ready to be reviewed and signed off by the client and producer(s) at this point. This is the last chance to make any changes.


Quality Control

Before production begins, the producer will go through every aspect of production one last time with a fine tooth comb to ensure everyone is on the same page and that we have a backup plan in the event any problems occur (that’s a producer’s bread and butter).

The Essentials of Pre-Production

What is the ‘Pre-Production Process’?
Look, we’ll be honest with you, there’s no point having a great idea if you’re not going to execute it properly. That’s why in the media production industry we have the Pre-Production Process.
Pre-production is absolutely vital to ensuring the production will run smoothly and also that you get a high quality product.
Our job is to gather all the necessary materials and any creative ideas from the client and actually put it into action. We plan locations, get actors, equipment, crew, you name it, anything the production requires to operate properly.


  • Project/Production Management
  • Client Liaising
  • Research
  • Asset Coordination
  • Location Scouting and Management
  • Crew Management
  • Talent Management
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Our Video Pre-Production Clients

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Astor have been absolutely amazing to work with, and have executed a variety of projects for Connexin - from long form exhibition shows to case studies and on site video content. The team are always professional, on time and receptive to feedback whilst working within certain brand, H&S and confidentiality constraints.

Katie Miur - Head of BrandConnexin

From initial enquiry, to ideation process, filming and subsequent editing, their professionalism, talent and friendliness makes each step of the process very easy indeed. The quality of their output especially the cinema standard footage sets an Astor project apart. I would highly recommend

Stefano Revill - Digital Content SpecialistUniversity of Hull

On behalf of all the team here at Rocialle Healthcare, we'd like to say a BIG thank you to Astor for all of their help in creating a series of product training videos for us. From beginning to end, they were a pleasure to work and the we're absolutely delighted with the quality of the finished assets.

Andrew Jenkins - Head of MarketingRocialle Healthcare

From the tender process to the event day, Astor showcased professionalism and efficiency. Their exceptional communication ensured well-executed events and outstanding video production quality. Their empathetic approach during filming yielded impactful case studies. Astor's creativity and enthusiasm enhanced our showcase events, exceeding our expectations. I wholeheartedly trust Astor for future projects

Sarah Peacey - Project ManagerEast Riding of Yorkshire Council

They are a really great team to work with, they helped us shape and refine our brief. The day of filming was very slick and professionally run. Editing was done quickly with only very minor amends required. All done promptly. We've used Astor on many projects and will continue to do so.

Joe Oughtred - Co-FunderAxiom Sustainability Software

Astor truly exceeded our expectations in producing branded content for our business. Their team displayed an extraordinary level of dedication, commitment, and immense passion for their craft. The outcome was nothing short of spectacular—a collection of videos that not only resonated with our audience but also significantly amplified our paid ad campaigns. Astor's expertise and creativity have set a new benchmark for excellence in our advertising efforts.

Erika Kepersaite - Marketing OfficerRradar

Working with Kris and the Astor team was such a lovely experience. They understood our needs and interpreted the Moodbeam journey so well from day one. 100% dedication with total professionalism and empathy, working through the night sometimes to get everything just right. Would highly recommend Astor for their capabilities and attention to detail. Cant wait to work with them again in the future.

Christina Colmer McHughFounder/Director Moodbeam

Astor delivered an exceptional service in producing a documentary for Hull City Council, focusing on the crucial topic of Mental Health services within the city. Their approach was marked by a deep sense of dedication and a palpable passion for storytelling, which shone through in every aspect of their work. The documentary they crafted was not only informative but also profoundly impactful, shedding light on the vital mental health services in Hull with sensitivity and insight. Their work has made a significant contribution to raising awareness and understanding of mental health services in our community.

Steve Wilson - Former Lord Mayor of HullHull City Council

Astor delivered an extraordinary public awareness video campaign addressing the critical issue of Hate Crime. Throughout the project, Astor's team demonstrated an unwavering commitment to our objectives, ensuring that our vision was their top priority. Their proactive approach to communication and their willingness to go above and beyond in accommodating our needs were truly commendable. The quality of the final product was outstanding, exceeding our expectations in every way.

Paul GladstoneHumberside Police

Astor did a really good job to support Enterprise Europe Network in promoting success stories of English companies trading internationally. These guys are very professional and flexible to accommodate any request. I would definitely recommend them.

Lee DonatoEnterprise Europe Network UK

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