Creative Media Projects . How do Creative Media Projects start? . Think of some that have occurred on youplacement. . How do projects on your placement comeabout? . What are the three different stages of aproduction? . What is involved in each stage?
Pre-production. Ideas generation and research. Allocation of roles. Decide format for output: DVD, online, HD. Create proposal/treatment. Pitch ideas and gain client response (amend as required). Devise script. Produce storyboard. Location recce/casting/props/costume/crew. Risk Assessment. Budget and contingency planning. Production schedule/shooting schedule. Book equipment, actors, interviewees, crew
Production. Location/studio shooting. Review and log footage prior to editing. Re-shoot footage as and if required (as per contingency). Direct actors and off screen members of the production team. Keep on top on accounts. Scheduling - make sure things are running to plan . Foresee production issues and plan appropriately -contingency planning. Foresee any Health and Safety issues
Post-Production . Use the script to make a timeline of the desired scenes withbrief descriptions . Consider the themes, audience and look; running time willdetermine how much you can include . Make an edit decision list; upload selected sequences . Edit a rough cut . Work on changes agreed with director or client . Lay down main audio tracks . Rhythm and pace: vary the length of shots to create interestand match the soundtrack . Work on the transitions between shots . Audio mixing . Graphics and titles . Final cut of the film
Resources . What are you going to need - lighting, camera, leads, mics,props… . Where are you going to get equipment from? . How much is equipment going to cost? . Do you need any specialist workforce? . How long will each individual task (filming, planning) take? . How will the length of each task effect the budget? . Do you need any PPE - where will you get this from? . Transport? . Work permits? . Health & Safety documents? . On location considerations (WC, food, temporary cabins) . Locations
Contingency Planning. What might potentially go wrong?. How can you rectify potential problems?. Budget. Equipment. Worker force - on screen and off screen. Weather. Health and Safety. Location
Version control / File naming . What is version control? . Why is version control important? . How can issues arising from version controlbe reduced? . What is file naming? . Why is it important? . When might you use file naming? . When have you used file namingconventions in the past?
Production Task . You are creating a short film . You are required to provide thorough documentation (spreadsheet,Gantt chart, diary) which provides the following: . What do you need? . Who do you need? . When do you need equipment / people? . How much will each item / worker cost? . How long will you need equipment / workers for? . What tasks are going to be undertaken each day? . How long will each task take? . This can be done wither in diary form, Gantt chart form spreadsheetform? . Include a contingency plan. Gantt Chart aid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW_wGSFavTc