Blue Cat Productions

Recce Checklist
Name of location

North Walsham

Things to take:
Stills Camera Mobile phone Notebook, pen, Programme risk assessment form Maps/directions ID Brief Checklist

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To take contact details or contact another client who is helping To take notes on the shoot, and ideas for the video To note all the risks in the studio and the surroundings

Talking to people:
Confirm ownership Exchange details Explain intentions Discuss fees/contract Editorial policy Are passes required? Availability and timings Local events Dress code Copyright issues Children’s details

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Yes

Getting details of those who chose to be in the video

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Yes  No  Yes  No  Yes  No 

To arrange dates and times for next shoot

Transport/access:
Landmarks for directions Neighbour disturbance Risk of trespass Internal access Vehicle access Toilets Traffic control needed? Shelter Safety for hazardous environments Tidal waters Boats/safety


Yes  No  Yes  No 

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Yes  No √

Parking in GH’s drive way Nearest toilets available

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Yes  No √ Yes  No √

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Camera/lighting:
Position of the sun Window direction Power supply Size of location Strobing TV/computer screens Is floor level? Secure place for kit Cables Smoke alarms/sprinklers Yes  No √ Yes  No √ Yes √ No  Yes √ No 

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Yes √ No 

Filming inside GH’s bedroom

Sound:
Listen Traffic/roadworks Aircraft Electrical hazards Schools Weather Background music/PA system Air conditioner/fridges/etc Wooden floors


Yes  No √ Yes  No  Yes  No  Yes √ No  Yes √ No  Yes  No  Yes  No  Yes  No 

GH lives directly opposite a school Filming outside on a beach

Things for director:
Take photos

Take photos of the shoot that day as evidence and to know for future shoots where I can position equipment in the space provided

GVs/top shots Cutaways Backgrounds Events Additional contributors

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Yes  No 

Food/accommodation:
Eating Hotels

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Check to make sure you've covered all you need and write more notes if necessary

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