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Video Production Workshop – R4D PLANNING 2009


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Project plan for the video,Writing a script,Creating a storyboard,Shooting some footage,Edit / Post production

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Video Production Workshop – R4D PLANNING 2009

  1. 1. Video Production Workshop – R4D PLANNING 2009 • Topic: The IITA story Objectives After this workshop, you will have: . Gained an insight into team building . Understand the importance of targeting messages to a specific audience . Planned and produced a ‘communication product’ using basic principles of video 13/04/2011 1
  2. 2. WORKSHOP SCOPE We will look at the very basics of video making, planning, scriptwriting and production.Activities include: 1. Project plan for the video 2. Writing a script 3. Creating a storyboard 4. Shooting some footage 5. Edit / Post production (by resource)13/04/2011 2
  3. 3. WHY VIDEO?Another important YOU..Capture Video and Communications tool Audio ..inexpensively.• A valuable platform to • On most phones distribute YOUR • Video cameras (PRO AND DOMESTIC) messages, • Connection permitting experiences and you can DISTRIBUTE via stories! (success + failure) www very quickly..• To farmers, investors • VIA simple applications to your partners and global social scientists globally! networking sites….13/04/2011 3
  5. 5. OUTPUTS REQUIRED (TODAY + TOMORROW) • Project plan / treatment & synopsis • Scripts • Storyboards • Video on IITA – 3-5 MINS13/04/2011 5
  6. 6. PRODUCTION COMPANY NAMES 3 GROUPS – THESE HAVE BEEN CREATED • Chose your production company name • aMaizing Productions Ltd….13/04/2011 6
  7. 7. PRODUCTION TEAM STRUCTUREEITHER decide what roles you will take quickly (apply leadership policies..who is usually bossy decide..)Or …Pick from hat if a fight starts. Film the fight..Director, Assistant Director, Scriptwriter, Storyboard artists, Camerapersons, Producer, Casting Director, Actors, (all of you)13/04/2011 7
  8. 8. DEVELOPMENT / PLANThis will be the main focus for this workshop• Nothing should be shot until the overall picture and plan is completed• The difference between amateurs and pros amateurs "point and shoot", whereas pros "plan and shoot". planning is everything 13/04/2011 8
  9. 9. PLANNING What is your objective? • To Inform? • To Entertain? • To Fundraise? Who is your target audience? • Farmers? • Donors? • Scientists?13/04/2011 9
  10. 10. PLANNING Video Treatment? • 2 paragraphs • Selling your concept / look / feel • Dramatic / Fantasize / OTT (think trailer) Video Synopsis? • e.g. sum up the Godfather in 2 sentences • more difficult than writing the full script • Language economy • Force to focus on the main message and audience13/04/2011 10
  11. 11. SCRIPTWRITINGWhat are the five elements that make up a script?• Who - characters• What - plot (events/sequence of actions)• When - year, season, day, etc.• Where - setting• Why - reason the story takes place13/04/2011 11
  12. 12. SCRIPTWRITINGWhat is the structure of a script?• Beginning introduces characters, setting, and the story situation• Middle highlights the conflicts, develops characters, and sets up the resolution to the story• End Resolution of the story which resolves the conflict or creates a “to be continued” scenario to be explored…13/04/2011 12
  13. 13. SCRIPTWRITING CONSIDERATIONS• Number the scenes – remember overall duration• Follow the what / when as far as detail written for each scene• Consider the time and resources available (lighting etc – use exterior natural light)• Could it be 1 take / use of music, a monalogue..BE creative and make it fun and INTERESTING?• AGAIN - Think about post-production so you have an output to SHOW!!13/04/2011 13
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  15. 15. STORYBOARD• Is a series of drawings intended to represent how the film will be shot, including how each frame will be composed and how subject and motion will occur.• The storyboard articulates the mise-en- scene of the film• Mise-en-scene (all elements to compose a shot)13/04/2011 15
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  28. 28. THE SHOOT• Shoot Plan• The word shoot refers to a shooting session. If you think of everything you record as being part of a shoot• Be clear about the purpose this shoot. You are shooting to end up with a 3-5 minute video. The best/ONLY way to achieve this is to carefully follow your planned script and storyboard. LOG all your shots carefully to save confusion in post.13/04/2011 28
  29. 29. ASK YOURSELF "What do I want this to look like on video?". You then shoot (with direction) the action to achieve your goal. Plan the approximate length of the shoot: How much footage do you need to end up with, and how long will it take you to get it?13/04/2011 29
  30. 30. CAMERAWORK• Bode and Daramola• BYE BYE13/04/2011 30