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“WHAT PRODUCING IS ALL ABOUT”
instead of naming your show The Trials and Tribulations of a University Student simply say Student Pressures. a kind of brainstorming where you write down your ideas rather than say them aloud. streamlines preproduction and makes your production more efficient and goal-directed. ORGANIZING IDEAS: Once you have decided on the general program idea and the angle-the general context or focus of the show.g.WHAT PRODUCING IS ALL ABOUT 1. It briefly explains the process message and the major aspects of the presentation. BRAINSTORMING: A structured way of generating ideas is called clustering. You then spin off your ideas clusters that somehow relate to the keyword. and circle it. you are ready to write the program proposal. 2. A program proposal is a written document that stipulate what you intend to do.  .you can ask other production people to help with fleshing out the details. for example. it should at a minimum include the following information: Program or Series Title Objectives Target Audience Show Format Show Treatment( usually includes the angle) Production Method Tentative Budget i. There is no single or correct formula for organizing ideas and translating them into an effective television program. To begin with you write a single keyword. They help you organize the production message and facilitate you’re your coordination efforts. WRITING THE PROGRAM PROPOSAL: Once you have a clear idea of the process message and how you want to communicate it. 3. Although there is no standard format for a program or series proposal. USING PRODUCTION MODELS: Production models describe the flow of activities necessary to move from the idea to the televised message. 4. such as cell phone. e. The effect-to-cause models. Program title: Keep the title short but memorable.
What additional materials (costumes. should differ considerably from that of a situation comedy. Process Message or Program Objectives: This is a brief explanation of what the production is to accomplish. Production Method: A well-stated process message will indicate where the production should take place and how you can do it most efficiently. such as by separating preproduction (for example. script. Thus the client can more easily compare your charges against those of other bidders. Tentative Budget: Before preparing the tentative budget. PREPRING A BUDGET: When working for a client you need to prepare a budget for all preproduction. production (talent.  . Do not underestimate costs just to win the bid. PRESENTING THE PROPOSAL: As an independent producer. props etc. rental costs and wagers in your area.ii. There are many ways to present a budget. Whenever you prepare a budget be realistic. On the other hand.) do you need? What performers or actors? vii. do not inflate the budget or you will lose the client. a new series or part of an existing series and for what duration. For example. students etc. See to it that tour proposal is free of spelling mistakes and presented attractively and professionally. Show Treatment: A brief narrative description of the program is called a treatment.” iii. vi. and travel to locations). give your proposal to the executive producer or directly to the program manager.) This division of budget will give you a more workable breakdown of expenditures. “The message is to have high-schooled students exposed to at least five major consequences of running a stop sign. preschoolers. 6. rather than say. equipment. v. Show Format: Decide whether you want a single show. describe the primary target audience as “over-sixty crowd in need of a good laugh. Target Audience: The target audience is whom you would primarily like to have to watch the show. Stay away from high-end services unless quality becomes your major concern. you must have up-to-date figures for all production services. 5. for example. Instead of simply saying “general audience” for a proposed comedy series. The style of a treatment for an instructional series on computer-generated graphics. production and postproduction costs. and sound design etc. you must prepare a proposal that satisfies the client.” iv.” you may write that the program’s objective is “to warn teenage drivers not to run stop signs. If you are working in a station.the elderly. studio rentals) and postproduction (editing.
Permits and Clearances: Production elements such as getting necessary permits for your crew to gain admission to a meeting or sporting event. iii. 8. Publicity and Promotion: The best show is worthless if no one knows about it. ii. Always inform all the production people of all the changes you make. People: As producer you are the chief coordinator among the various production people. Meet with the publicity and promotion departments and inform them about the upcoming production. The writer will translate the process message into a television presentation-at least on paper. Facilities Request: It also contains information concerning date and time of rehearsal. you have to deliver what you promised to do in the proposal. You begin the coordination phase i. Schedules: The production schedule should tell everybody involved in the production. as well as a parking permit close to the event need extra attention. You must be able to contact every single team member quickly and reliably ii. you need to get them into the studio and be sure to have someone (preferably you) greet them when they arrive. HOST AND WATCHDOG: The line producer is usually on the set for each production of a program series and deals with the day-to-day production details. Watching the Production Flow:  . i. WRITING THE SCRIPT: Unless you write the script yourself. 9. Do not ignore such requirements! v. PREPRODUCTION PLANNING: Once you have made a firm decision about the most effective production approach. when and where over the course of production. you will need to hire a writer. LINE PRODUCER. Create a realistic schedule and stick to it. Playing the Host: If you have booked guests. Facilities requests are usually distributed as soft copy via the internal computer system as well as hard copy. One of the greatest challenges for a writer is to write a good dialogue which should sound natural and appealing. iv.7. who is doing what. taping sessions etc. Most often your immediate duties are as a line producer are to take care of the guests and to act as a second pair of eyes for the director.
POSTPRODUCTION ACTIVITIES: If you production was done live or live-on-tape. you can approve the extra expense on the spot. among them: postproduction editing evaluation and feedback recordkeeping i. This step was divided into three parts. being neither overestimated nor overestimated. iii. file a cassette copy or DVD for archival purposes. Recordkeeping: Each time you finish a production. you are just about done. The budget should be realistic. preproduction. target audience. All the steps were explained in detail while keeping a very easy approach. Program proposal consisted of the program title. Have competent and friendly phone operators standing by to take the viewer’s calls and be sure that the Website is functioning. see to it that the feedback facilities are in place. take notes or dictate your comments to the production assistant but never interfere during the original performance. iii. production and postproduction. production. its objective.  . If you have suggestions concerning the show. ii. show treatment. put together a file that contains the pertinent preproduction. Evaluation and Feedback: Arrange a viewing date for the client the completed off-line version of the production before doing any final on-line editing. Every step of the production part was explained with the help of examples. 10. Evaluating the Production: One of the most important functions of the producer during the production is to look over the director’s shoulder at the various takes. Postproduction Editing: Your activities in the postproduction phase may involve a simple check that the people and the facilities for the off-line and on-line editing are still available and that postproduction progresses according to schedule. You now need to begin coordinating the postproduction activities. Step2: Creating the budget came next. you should still keep an eye on the general production flow. Step1: Creating and developing the idea and then organizing the program proposal with the help of production models. Besides the videotape copy of your on-line production.Although you should stay out of the director’s way as much as possible. show format. the production method and the tentative budget. If the show solicits viewer feedback. MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE TOPIC: It was a very informative topic regarding all the intricacies of the production department. When the director needs additional equipments or props to improve a scene. and postproduction records.
The feedback of the viewers is made efficient and the records are stored for future use. Total Words: 1523. Publicity and promotion also comes in this stage. keeping an eye on the production flow and evaluating the production falls in this step. In the preproduction part the coordination is made via connecting people.Step3: The script from a good writer comes next. Following all these steps can make even a novelist a very good producer if he is successful in giving attention to all these details. their schedules and their facility requests. Step5: Finally in the postproduction step the final editing is made. ********************************************************************************  . Step4: Playing host to the event.