When recording events and presentations, there isn't much pre-production except general camera placement, cable management (power, audio, video) plans, and scheduling (an event agenda or scope of the project).

For ads, promotional videos, and music videos, there is significantly more pre-prodution, similiar to videotaping a tv series or a movie. The following is just some of the different parts of the 3 stages of video production. Many may not apply to your video.