The director is "the boss"
3. The director must be a forceful and creative individual to survive. It is
on his ambition and authority that things happen. Television production is a
"team effort" with one boss (fig 2-1). That boss is the director.
a. In preproduction, the director has the bulk of preproduction
Key responsibilities include developing an equipment
inventory and checklist, selecting personnel, and ensuring script or shooting
outline is written. If practical, the director will perform a remote survey or
on-site survey. After the script or shooting outline is finished, the director
begins to visualize his key camera shots. He literally pictures the production
in his mind.
b. A mission statement is a clearly stated objective.
It defines the
purpose, goal, or objective. The director answers the question, what is the
mission? When writing the mission statement, know what the tape will be used
for and what the message will be. The director must know what the viewer will
be able to glean from the final tape; information, instruction, or
entertainment. A program works best when it gives a combination of all three.