At a high level, a new video project can be broken down into three phases. Inside each phase is a set of milestones. This is the first in a series of three articles that will take a look at pre production, production and post production. This article is all about Pre production which is the planning phase of your video project. While it can often be overlooked, this phase should get your full attention and a portion of your overall budget. If you focus on pre production the other two phases should run smoother and you'll be happier with the end result.