Gantt chart- We used a Gantt chart to plan out what week would fill in different pre-production part of the AD. I used this tool in my pre-production stage of my advert to plan out what day I was going to do a particularly part of the pre-production.
Risk assessment- To measure the potential hazards or risks at filming locations and how to avoid them. This is a very important tool when planning a production. A risk assessment is needed to avoid any potential dangers that could hurt or in some extreme cases kill people. For example I made one for each location I filmed in the classroom, my house and the car park across from school.
Proposal- A proposal is a document made to pitch an idea for approval. I came to a final idea in terms of my proposal by doing market research on other walkers adverts then decide what idea to come up with then choose my main idea.
Budget- A Break down of cost to produce your video from renting the camera to the use of a location for filming. A budget is needed in pre-production to calculate the over cost of producing the advert. For example it needs to include things such as ; camera hire, crew hire, safety equipment, mics and location hire.
Requirements- A list of resources you will need from Crew, camera persons and equipment, shotgun mics to Props and hardware need for post production. This is needed to know what things you will need to create and shoot you advert. This list can then be used on a budget sheet to calculate all the costs of it.
Story boards- For my story board I choose my final idea then described each scene for example I drew pictures and stated what FX I would use in that scene as well as describing what would happen. A story board is used plan out you actual production scene by scene and I used it because its useful to get a easier overview of you actual ad.
Script I also write a script of the dialogue in the AD even though there wasn’t much. Even though my Ad didn’t have any dialogue if it does it can be used to make filming easier. A script is useful in scenes where dialogue is used, even though my AD didn’t have barely any speech I still created one for stage directions mainly.
Contact sheet- A contact sheet is a sheet with a form of contact to a person that is involved in your project e.g. actor or camera man. You can use it so it is easy to contact people you are working with therefore its easy to contact.
Call sheet- A plan for a days production sheet. Containing info on who is required, where to meet, weather, transport, equipment for that day and general arrangements. You used this so actors or members of the team know what the plan is and how the day is going to work. I created one so that the actors in my AD knew when I was filming and what scene we was filming and I made sure the call sheet also had info on what scene was filming so there wasn’t any confusion.
Location recce- This will consist of pictures/diagrams of where you are shooting your video. Additional notes can be made for specific shots, camera locations, health and safety issue and logistics. I used it to show the location of your filming area easier and it also holds information on what you are going to do in the location and what you are going to do in that location.
Overhead diagram- A overhead diagram of the location where I have filmed at it also has the location of different cameras and what positions the actors start at and walk to. You use the overhead diagram to map out your filming location easier by showing the actors location and camera’s. I used it to map out each area I filmed in. For example I made one for my house and the classroom I filmed in.
Release agreement- People that are including in my advert have to sign this agreement to say they approve of me featuring them in there advert. This is needed when filming because it is an important agreement that actors must sign so I have the go-ahead from the actors so I can film them.
Location release film- As above but for the location sets you film in. I used it so I could book location to film in as well as having permission to film.
Footage log- A footage log of each shot take as well as the time codes in the footage. I used a footage log to keep track of the time codes in my footage and when editing.
Assetlog- A log of the location and source of all resources used within a project from sound clip to font to logo/image. You can use to document all the things you have used. For example I used it when I took pictures to put in my ad.
EDL Edit decision list- This is a mix between the Footage log and your storyboard joining the shots with the time code and tape number to form a full paper edit of your video.