DEFINE PREPRODUCTION RESPONSIBILITIES FOR
A FIELD TELEVISION PRODUCTION
Describe preproduction activities, responsibilities, and preplanning tools.
Given information and illustrations relating
preplanning tools of field television production.
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by correctly responding
to 85 percent of multiple-choice test covering preproduction activities,
responsibilities, and preplanning tools of field television production.
Learning Event 1
DESCRIBE PREPRODUCTION PLANNING, THE NEED FOR PLANNING, STATING THE OBJECTIVE
IN A MISSION STATEMENT AND/OR TREATMENT AND THE DIRECTOR'S ROLE
1. Planning is the first step in your production.
Without proper planning
time, money and manpower will be wasted.
Lack of planning translates into
confusion, even crisis, resulting in inoperable equipment, inadequate crew or
Preproduction is the time prior to production when the
director selects equipment and personnel, outlines a tentative schedule, and
ensures that a script or shooting outline is written. The director visualizes
and develops camera shots. Preproduction can require more time and effort than
production itself. There are three questions the director must answer: Who is
your audience? What will the tape be used for? Will you use a script or a
all equipment and accessories.
The checklist must be 100 percent accurate.
the crew is careless, or in a hurry, vital equipment may be left behind. Once
you are on site, it is not possible or practical to return to the shop. If the
equipment is missing or inoperable, you are out of luck.