1.1 The Camera Script starts
with a pan of the room so
there is an establishing shot
of the location to the
1.1.1 Close ups on the interviewees
will follow to establish to the
audience that these are the
188.8.131.52 The camera will then show high shots to add
dramatization, and will then follow with
archive footage and repeated scenes to
reference and form scenes from multiple
2.1 For the Documentary we
will each be putting £25
towards the production in
order to pay for transport
and food etc. for the crew
2.1.1 This is due to it being a Non-Commercial Documentary
3 Location Reccee
3.1 Is there access to electricity?
3.1.1 How much is this and can the budget afford extra if needed?
3.2 Is the Location Affordable?
3.2.1 Is it an appropriate size
184.108.40.206 Is there room for prop acquisition?
220.127.116.11 Is it a high enough quality compared to similar locations/prices
18.104.22.168.1 It is essential for Pre-Production
as without completing this you
will not know enough details
about the location, nor will you
know whether or not it is
suitable. This means that if you
were to turn up to a location
without completing the location
Reccee, the location may not be
suitable or safe.
3.3 Will weather conditions interrupt production?
3.3.1 The Documentary is being filmed inside so
this will not be a problem
4 Production Schedule
4.1 When will the scenes be filmed
4.2 Who will be working, where and when
4.3 Which props are going to be
used, by whom and at what
4.4 How much has been
spent, where and
4.4.1 Production Schedules are important for knowing when and
where things are being put and when they are being
completed. It keeps everyone on track as it keeps things
manageable and it allows the crew to have deadlines to
achieve. Having this production schedule keeps things
running smoothly and kept safely: for example the actors
know where and when they are being used and therefore no
problems will occur.
5 Risk Assessment
5.1 Age Factor
5.1.1 Could be unwell due to health
5.2 Electrical Equipment
5.2.1 Is it all PAT tested
22.214.171.124 It is essential to undertake a risk Assessment before
continuing the original idea as the risks may be far too high
and could cause serious accidents if not other problems and
could postpone the production. Without doing on of these,
injuries could occur or massive delays and money will be
spent on medical bills (with the possibility to be sued) rather
than the production
5.3 Transport to Luton
5.3.1 Delays and Cancellations
5.4 Props that are fragile and likely to break
5.4.1 Add replacements into Contingency Fund
6 Prop Acquisition
6.1 How long will
delivery take of
6.1.1 Length of delivery may affect production schedule
6.2 Where can
these props be
6.2.1 The quality will be affected as
these can be sourced cheaper
but quality will be lower, and
6.3.1 This would depend on budget
as to how expensive these
items could be
6.4 What props will
6.4.1 How would some of the more
expensive bigger pieces be transported
126.96.36.199 Tables, Chairs, Lights and Old War items Etc.
6.5 How much will props cost and
how much will need to be
budgeted for props?
6.5.1 If needed will the contingency fund need to be compromised
188.8.131.52 Props Acquisition is essential for the Documentary as without
it the documentary could look amateur and unprepared
7 Groups Formed- Brainstorming
7.1 Roles Were given based on skills and
confidence, and were then allocated to
appropriate members of the group
7.1.1 This was important as if
people were allocated the
wrong jobs they would not
be comfortable and
therefore this could
present a weaker, less
184.108.40.206 The Finalised roles
Ellis, Editors- Louise
and Sophie, Camera
Publicity- Denni and
7.2 Ideas about the theme and Topic, wanting something unique
7.2.1 Location of project and Genre of Documentary chosen
8.1 Appropriate time for the programme to be broadcasted?
8.1.1 Will the Programme have to follow
guidelines for the Pre-Watershed
8.1.2 Length of the programme, which are viewed more often?
220.127.116.11 How much air time will need to be budgeted
8.2 Competitions from other programmes
8.2.1 Is the quality up to their standards?
8.2.2 Research is essential for production as without it the production could be wrongly
informed and could present the wrong information. Research will also allow you to plan
budgets and schedules and without doing this the production cannot take place.
8.3 Which channel will the production be broadcasted on?
8.3.2 Does the budget allow this?
9.1 Permissions from Location Owner
9.1.1 Have the local constraints been agreed?
9.2 Actor Permissions
9.2.1 Have the contracts been signed?
9.3 Permissions from Ofcom
9.3.1 Do they approve of the Production?
9.4 Permissions from Hosting Company
9.4.1 What affect will this have on the budget?
Will the Contingency Fund have to be used
18.104.22.168 Permissions are important to get whilst
in the pre-production stage as having the
permissions will prevent problems in the
future. Contracts must be signed with all
crew members and actors so that
problems cannot appear later on
10 Dialogue Script
10.1 Question list for interviewee's as their responses are pre-scripted
10.1.1 Having this pre-made
stops awkward pauses
and allows follow up
10.1.1.1 Questions must not be yes or no answers
10.1.1.1.1 If the questions are not
pre-scripted the purpose of
the Documentary may not
be reached, as tangents
could be explored that may
10.1.1.1.1.1 Do the audience feel this is achieved?
10.1.1.1.1.2 Is it appropriate for the time of broadcasting?
10.1.1.1.2 Does this meet the regulations?
11.1 Contingency Fund
11.1.1 How much must be set aside for this fund?
11.2 Budgeting money for salaries
11.2.1 How many days will each employee be needed for?
11.3 Budgeting money for marketing
11.3.1 What platforms will marketing be used on, who will be contributing towards this
22.214.171.124 Working the budget out in preproduction
is important, without this you could face
money issues at any point causing a
dramatic affect on the production. Without
a budget you could overspend on
unimportant things and have no money for
the important things which would create a
poorer quality production.
11.4 Budgeting money for props
11.4.1 Are the props at a high enough quality for the level of production
11.5 Budgeting money for location
11.5.1 Is the location fitting with all regulations
11.6 Company Hosting production
11.6.1 Is the budget at a large enough sum to match the
quality of competing shows hosted by this
12 Contingency plan
12.1 Contingency Fund
12.1.1 Does this fund cover all materials and personel?
12.2 Back up equipment
12.2.1 Is this quality as good as the primary equipment
12.3 Back up actors
12.3.1 Do you have thier details in case of emergency
12.4 Supplies= spares
12.4.1 Is this all pac tested and safe to use regarding the health and safety risks
126.96.36.199 Contignecy plans allow film crews to run
productions smoothly, and it allows to
compensate for problems that might
occur. It creates a sense of security
within the production (if a contingency
budget was set and then the initial
budget ran out the contingency budget
could be used as a back-up) It also allows
you to promote your product without
needing to borrow additional money.
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13 Set Construction
13.1 Budget for set constrution
13.1.1 How many sets are needed
184.108.40.206 Are they reusable?
220.127.116.11 This is the most important for the production
as the set needs to safe and secure, and is the
filming location. Without it, the production
cannot be filmed
13.1.2 Will the contingency fund need to be used, how will these pieces be transported
13.2 what items are needed for the set
13.2.1 what can the contributors do about this
13.3 How many people will need to be hired to construct this