Ok you are about to create AV (Audio Visual) content for JEDI MEDIA TV here are some content guidelines that you should follow to produce your program. There are a number of production roles that have to be covered. 1. RESEARCH & SCRIPT WRITING 2. TO CAMERA PRESENTING 3. DIRECTING & PRODUCING 4. POST PRODUCTION EDITING. You can rotate these roles within the group or assume one role for the whole production. I would sugest you try different roles until you find out where your interest talent & passion is, then assume the responsibly for that role. A program comes together over 3 stages, remember this is a collaborative medium, work with the team, inspire each other, listen to each other and keep your ego under control. The 3 stages are :
1. PRE PRODUCTION 2. PRODUCTION 3. POST PRODUCTION.
– PRE PRODUCTION PHASE –
1. EVERYTHING STARTS WITH A SCRIPT:
Any AV program begins as a Production Script. Once you have a script you can work out how you can present it to an audience. As your 1st programs are for educational purposes you will need to do research. Having chosen your subject you will need to decide what you are going to report on, that is your Program Content. Your programs content is what this 1st script is about.
2. EVERY SCRIPT BEGINS WITH RESEARCH:
First read what has been written on this media blog about your chosen subject. Discuss what you are going to cover, remember you have from 3 to 5 mins max so identify perhaps 3- 5 key points no more. This is the 1st stage of your MEDIATION.
3. PRODUCE A SHOOTING SCRIPT:
The Shooting Script builds on the Production Script, it displays new information, what the presenter is going to say (Audio) and what the Audience is going to see (Visuals) So you transform your original content script into what the Camera has to record. Divide your Shooting Script page into 2
What we hear either Voice Over or Presenter to Camera What we see on the screen
It is here you need to work out your SHOT LIST, Cinematically speaking deciding on which visual is a CU (close up) or MED (a medium shot) ect. Here you are writing MONTAGE, which will be edited in POST PRODUCTION. This is the 2nd stage of your MEDIATION
4. DECIDE ON YOUR LOCATION & HAVE ALL THE PROPS/WARDROBE/MATERIALS/VIDEO EQUIPMENT YOU NEED READY
If you are using any kind of graphic charts to illustrate facts have them prepared, if you are going to use Green Screen know what your cut away back drop imagery will be, check you have a working digital video camera with memory & batteries, we will shoot in available light using the inbuilt camera microphone .
If there are Talent To – Camera shots, presenters should reherse their monologue, reading from a script is not engaging , as the program needs to create a human connection between the presenter, the content material and the audience. When we go into production everyone needs to know what they are doing on the Production Set, this avoids confusion saves time and makes best use of your talent.
– PRODUCTION –
– POST PRODUCTION –
We will decide on what edit programs we post produce with later. This is the 3rd stage of your Mediation process.
– DISTRIBUTION/BROADCAST –
The last stage of your mediation process before it is CONSUMED as a program.