Develop your skills in pre-production in terms
of planning and resourcing. You will learn
how to organise resources to achieve your
Understand the requirements for a specific
media product through analysing pre
production different documentaries and
applying the headings to the documentary
you will make.
Create a blog post
Prepare pre-production documentation for a
specific media production
You will now use the knowledge you have
gained from documentary unit and begin
planning for the production
apply your pre-production planning to the
The production you make will be observed
for how effective the planning was and you
will submit a 500 word report on the
usefulness of your planning.
You will have to create a blog post titled
Unit 1 Assignment 1 using the following
What is a shooting schedule?
Why is it important to have a shooting
How long does it take to get clearances for
From a documentary/ies of your choice, look
at the credits, research the crew members
(camera,sound, researchers etc) what have
they worked on before, what
qualifications/experience do they have?
Why is it important to get the right crew?
Where do you get money from to make a
documentary? How did the documentary you
have watched get funded?
How much is it to clear music or clips from
other tv/film companies?
Where was the documentary you have chosen
What did they have to do to get permission
to film there?
Make sure you have commented about why
you get permissions
From the same documentary, find out what
equipment they might have used, any
specialist kit that they needed.
What camera, sound, editing equipment will
you need to make your documentary, what
are the technical specs of these?
What are the costs of hiring things like this?
Why is having the right kit important?
From a documentary you have seen what
archive or materials from other
films/programmes have they used? Who
would they need to get the clearance from
to use this footage?
Have they used popular music, who would
they have to get the clearance from?
What is a clearance/copyright, and who do
you pay for/get one?
From a documentary of your choice, find out
who the contributors were, who have they
interviewed? Were their any specialist
advisors they needed to make the
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.