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Vanessa Jackson - researching for TV

  1. 1. Researching<br />
  2. 2. What might you Research?<br />Information<br />Contributors<br />Experts<br />Archive<br />Locations<br />
  3. 3. Where to Start? - Information<br />1) Online searches e.g. wikipedia – need to check validity<br />2) Organisations – speak to them – N.B. may have a vested interest<br />3) Newspaper search<br />4) Pursue multiple leads simultaneously<br />5) Speak to people!<br />
  4. 4. Where to Start? - Contributors<br />Who are you looking for? <br />Do they need to have a particular skill/ experience/ profile?<br />Where might you find them?<br />Are there organisations who may be able to help?<br />Do you need a press release or website trail?<br />192/ Electoral Roll<br />
  5. 5. Contributors<br />How are you going to select them?<br />How do you know if they will be any good?<br />How are you going to speak to them?<br />How might you curtail the conversation?<br />How will you let them know if you want them to take part or not?<br />How might you persuade them to take part?<br />Always check with contributors day before shoot<br />After care<br />
  6. 6. Experts<br />Research the credibility of your Expert<br />Do they have a vested interest? <br />Talk to several different possible Experts<br />Ask if they’ve done TV before – see them on tape<br />Give them a camera test<br />
  7. 7. Archive<br />What Rights do you need?<br />What is your budget? <br />Research what archive there is and who holds it? <br />Are dubbing copies available?<br />Remember that different archive holders may hold the same footage but charge different prices.<br />Source as much archive as possible from contributors or other organisations<br />
  8. 8. Locations<br />What do you need? E.g. Stately home<br />Does it need to be near somewhere else? E.g. near Expert’s house, or near production base.<br />Is there a fee?<br />What facilities are needed e.g. will you use their electricity/ tea/coffee/loos?<br />How easy is it to get to?<br />Is it a quiet location? <br />Recce<br />
  9. 9. Writing Briefs<br />Details of story breakdown<br />Expert’s details<br />Contributor details – name, address, phone, email<br />Location details<br />Archive<br />Background information<br />Logistics – liaise with Production Manager and PC <br />
  10. 10. On Location<br />Look after Presenter, Expert and Contributors<br />Talk them through what is going to happen<br />Ask director if you’re to make a note of questions, cutaways etc<br />Make sure you keep contributors happy<br />
  11. 11. Post Production<br />Order and clear archive<br />Thank you letters<br />Send out TX info to contributors, DVDs etc<br />After care with contributors<br />

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