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Unit 4,5, 62 ass 1 task 2

  1. 1. Pooyan Amiri Unit 4, 5 and 62 Assignment 1Task 2 – Working to a briefA brief is an agreement between the client and the company that lets both parties know of thecorrect aims and objectives of the project, either clearly defined in the initial stages or as an evolvingprocess as the communication between the client and the company progresses. All projects start outby some form of a brief.Contractual briefsA contract brief is a binding contract between the client and the employee (the producer). Thecontractual brief explains how the company schemes its work and the duties required. Thecontractual brief states how much the employee will receive once the production is done. Thecontractual brief includes many other areas within it such as what the employee is agreeing to, italso includes the general liability insurance. Producers in the media industry most often usecontractual briefs. In brief, it is a legal contract between the client and the employee whichdescribes the task required to be done, the price and also the payment terms. The advantages ofthese types of contracts are that it is easy for the client to complete the production with extrainformation; it also allows them to have more control over the process. The disadvantages are forthe producer making the contract as there may be disagreements between what the client and theproducer would like to be on the contractual brief.Negotiated briefsNegotiated briefs are the type of brief that is flexible and may change during the process due torequirements from either the employee or the company. Negotiated briefs are one of the types ofbriefs that are much more relaxed than others. Negotiated briefs can have input from both sides ofthe creation, the company and the clients, which means this kind of brief is open to interpretation.Negotiated briefs include what needs to be done as well as other information such as the targetgroup, size, cost, medium required, scope of work, quantity, siting and time frame. The usual clientthat most often uses this type of brief is mostly a small company that is open to negotiation in orderto suit both the employee and their own company. The communication between the company andthe employee is vital whilst doing this type of a brief as the brief is created by both parties and alldecisions are made together. 1
  2. 2. Pooyan AmiriDescriptionabout theproject andhow the stop-motion will beproduced. Timescale of theResearch project.sources forthe project. Stating how the project will be re- evaluated and reviewed for later change for both the company and the employee to have an input. Formal briefs Formal briefs are briefs that may change overtime by the client as the production develops due to additional requirements needed that may be put in by the client. This brief is also relaxed like negotiated briefs and the layout is very calm and is easy to read. Due to this structure of formal briefs it is much easier for the client to understand and create the product. Informal briefs Informal briefs are usually done a lot simpler and are generally less specific to the person, informal wouldn’t be made or given to a person directly usually, they would get it off the internet or from a company; the aspects of the brief must usually appeal to all members from the client list. One of the advantages of doing an informal brief is that it is very laidback, which creates a relaxed environment for the client and the employee and therefore the product can be created much more quickly. One disadvantage of an informal brief is that it is most usually seen as unprofessional and unclear and could create confusion between the client and the employee. An example of an Informal Brief: 2
  3. 3. Pooyan Amiri Brief introduction of the company.Talks about what theyneed the client to helpthem out with. Sets a deadline for the project and talks about the project fee. Details on how to apply. Another example of an informal brief done directly to a person that notifies the company that they are resigning: 3
  4. 4. Pooyan AmiriTender briefsTender briefs are the type of brief that producers receive if they are new to the company. Whilst ona tender brief, you develop your ideas amongst others and then based on the quality of your work,the company decides whether you are suitable to be the client or not. The advantage of a tenderbrief is that it is relaxed and easy to do. A disadvantage of a tender brief is that at the end you maynot be chosen by the company as the final client.Commission briefsCommission briefs are much like other briefs however the main difference is that they allowcompensation to the clients, the service that they give is called commission or brokerage.Commission briefs are unique as they are the only type of brief that allows the customer to apply toget the money back.Co-operative briefsCo-operative briefs are the type of brief that allows there to be two or more parties involved in thebrief; it allows a number of clients to work together. This is quite different to other briefs as it allowsmore than one person to be involved with the brief.Competition briefsCompetition briefs are used in competitions and are given to the participants within thatcompetition; it explains to the clients what they must do to enter the competition and lets themunderstand how to complete the competition, this type of brief involves and is centred on theaudience. Company’s usually use this type of briefs to promote competition by giving out the brief toclients so they are clear on what they need to do to enter and compete in the competition. Thereare many attributing factors that come in to play when creating a competition brief such as thescope of work, size of purchase (competition details), target audience and how to attract theaudience, quantities and siting. 4
  5. 5. Pooyan Amiri An example of a competition brief:Details about thecompetition. Deadline of the competition, eligibility and how the winner will be chosen. The prize of the competition. 5
  6. 6. Pooyan Amiri Another example of a competition brief:Details andinfo aboutthecompetitionandsubmission: Prizes for the winner and runner up and how the winner(s) will beList of items chosen.needed to besubmitted. Schedule and deadlines of different events in the competition. 6
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