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The commissioning process The commissioning process Presentation Transcript

  • The Commissioning Process
    • To commission: ‘…to put in or make ready for service or use’
    • Ideas are chosen for production
    What Is It?
  • The Job Roles
  • Commissioning Bodies
    • Corporations
      • i.e. BBC
    • Independent Production Companies
      • i.e. Bedlam Productions Ltd
    • Independent Directors and Producers
      • i.e. J Blakeson
    • Organisations
      • i.e. Independent Cinema Office
    • Competitions
      • i.e. The Sunday Times: First Light
    • Pre-production planning
      • What needs to be accomplished throughout production, before it has started
    • Script editing
      • In order to fit the target audience etc.
    • Director/producer involvement
      • Advice and opinions
    • Shooting script
      • Camera movements, angles etc.
    • Production
    • Page lock-down
      • The final plan – what will and what will not be produced
    • Adjustment during shooting stage
      • How can what has already been produced be made better?
    The Role Of A Writer
  • Becoming A Writer
    • Agent representation
      • For press conferences etc.
    • Royalty payments
      • Paid to the larger companies so that their work can be produced
    • Professional presentation
    • Time management
      • Deadlines, meetings etc.
    • Copyright
      • Law suits/legal action can take place if material breaches copyright terms and conditions
    • Bias
      • Particularly in factual pieces, views/opinions need to be balanced. It is unethical and prejudiced to present one point of view and not the other.
    • Censorship
      • Content is removed so that it can be made suitable for younger audiences i.e. sex/violence etc.
    • Watersheds
      • After this time, content containing sex/violence etc. can be shown
    • Libel
      • If a programme mocks/openly insults another party, that party may take legal action if they deem the content offensive
    • Plagiarism
      • Presenting another’s work/ideas as your own. Again, legal action can take place
    Legal And Ethical Considerations
  • Your Task
    • Explain The Commissioning Process For Writing For Television And Video. What Is The Role Of The Writer In This Process?
      • What is the commissioning process?
      • What are the job roles within it and what do they involve?
      • What is a commissioning body? Give real examples.
      • What is the role of the writer throughout the production?
      • To become a writer, what needs to be considered?
      • What are the legal and ethical considerations?
    • Deadline: End of the day!
  • Good Starting Points For Research
    • www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning
    • www.theproductionguide.co.uk
    • www.channel4.com/info/commissioning
    • www.skillset.org/film
  • Learning Objectives
    • Everyone will know about the commissioning process
    • Everyone will have completed ‘Task One: The Commissioning Process’
    • Most of you will have started to generate ideas for your short film
  • Doodlebug
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WhKt_CkXD0
  • John Wayne, Je’taime
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3b0M-YsQjU
  • Useful Site
    • http://shortsbay.com/
  • Homework
    • Generate Ideas!
    • Loglines (the plot in one sentence)
    • Characters
    • Locations
    • How might the above become a new idea? Generate story ideas
    • What research will you need? (i.e. if one of your characters has a medical condition, research it!)