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Basics of the Video Production Diary

1st Edition

Edited by Des Lyver


224 pages

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Paperback: 9780240516585
pub: 2001-07-24
Hardback: 9781138164611
pub: 2017-04-20

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Video production requires a high degree of organization to be a success. Good organization will require a proper diary to be kept of your production. It is the understanding of the paperwork and its organization that will make your production either a success or a failure.

Explained in accessible terms and assuming little prior knowledge of the subject, this book will help you to: plan successful procedures for all stages of a video production; produce paperwork logically to get professional results; understand the basic principles of setting up and running your own business; avoid common (and costly) pitfalls.

If you are a student who wishes to learn about all aspects of planning and documenting a video production, from conceptualization right through to final screening, this book is for you. It is particularly suitable for the City and Guilds Media Techniques Certificate: Television and Video Production Competences.

This book complements the other three titles in the series, which allow you to understand the overall process of video production, and then look in more detail at sound and lighting.


'A good start for runners and would be producers… It gives some good basic pointers and its organisational approach highlights some pitfalls that are often overlooked and neglected.' e-newsletter, September 2001

"…a well-written…interesting and occasionally amusing read."
Lighting and Sound

Table of Contents

Introduction: How to use this book; Acknowledgements; What is a Production Diary?; Why do we need one?; What's in it?; An outline of our production; Pre Production: The request for a programme-by phone; The request for a programme-by letter; Aims; Objectives; Target audience; The reply; Client meeting-preparation; Pre meeting planning; Client meeting-the meeting; Budgets- overview; Phone calls and letters; Treatment; Client budget; Negotiations and costs; Client meetings-negotiations; Production meetings; A business caveat; Production planning; More phone calls; The Storyboard; Budgets-draft; The audio script; Health and safety; The recce (1); Supplier meetings; The recce (2); The final budget; More meetings and phone calls; Schedules and deadlines; Contracts; Copyright; Permissions; Insurance; Production: Production meetings; Confidentiality clauses; Second production meeting; Working with a PA; Production Planning; Camera scripts; Studio camera cards; Floor plans; Locations shooting script; Camera logs; Call sheets; Equipment checks; Rehearsals; Production meeting-21st September; The shoot-day1; The shooting logs; The shoot-day 2; Re-shoots; Final production meeting; Post Production: Editing overview; Off line; Client review; On line edit; The audio dub; Budget reconciliation; Hand over and invoicing; Post mortem; Glossary

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General