When starting this task, it was really unusual for me as i prefer boundaries, mandatory elements. Something to help me gain a grasp of what is required for structual reasons. As there were no boundaries, the task was wide open. I had multiple of ideas that I was contemplating however i decided that i was going to make a Promotional video for and about those who participate in disability sports. In my previous blog post shows my thought process.

Before, i can start to put my video together i have to conduct the correct research into the topic. This will allow me to gain a higher knowledge, this is crucial as it means i can further the data i provide in the video. To make sure that i cover as much different styles of research i created a “Research Plan”, through doing this it allows me to find exactly what is needed or may be of use. i will add to this as i go along in the project. If you follow the link it will show you my plan.

Research plan for promotional video production project 

Another, important part when having deadlines is to be organised and prepared. To make sure that this assignment will be ready on time, i created a production schedule. This identifies what the tasks are for each week leading up to the deadline. If the tasks are not complete then, i will be behind and not meet the deadline on time but by having a clear structure will allow me to utensil my time more efficient and well.  If you follow the link it will show you my production schedule.

Production schedule promo

I also created a proposal based on my idea, this clearly highlights the task, aims and objectives, the format and target audiences. This is a good document to have because if i was to present this i could give this the the viewers, instantly they will understand the video. This is also good when working with Live clients as they change there minds a lot and having this document means that they can highlight the mandatory elements. its sort of like a guide, contract. if i follow what is asked of me then i know i can’t go wrong. If you follow the link it will show you my proposal.

Proposal for promo vid

I still have to do the storyboard to map out what footage will go where. edit decision list to help show that i picked out the key bits within footage. recess and risk assessments of locations where filmed to make sure that i highlight any potential risks.


Mind map of ideas

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We have been asked to plan and create a 3-minute video that reflects on any topic we choose. I have chosen to focus my 3-minute video on Disability sports and the aspirations for getting involved in sports. Before conducting any filming, I have to do lots of research into the different disability sports available in the local area and research that will help give my video factual and accurate information. Also to gain more knowledge on people I have potentially lined up for interviews, this is important as when in an interview I want to be able to build up that rapport and keep the conversation flowing with ease. If the interviewee brings up a good point and I haven’t done the correct research I will struggle to have a follow up question that may be crucial for my video.

Some of the things I am hoping to include are

  • Actuality footage
  • Archive footage from my previous work
  • Interviews
  • Titles
  • PTC’s Piece to cameras
  • Royalty free music

In the interviews I conduct will all follow the same structure, for instance ask similar or the same questions. For me this is important as when coming to edit the video together, I can montage interviews, picking out the key sound bites.

From experience of doing projects before it takes a lot of planning (pre-production). This makes the filming process much more clear and easy. Some of the documentations I will be providing is:

  • Camera shot list. This is crucial as it plans out the different types of shots I will need to capture when out on location. Having planned this out means I can get exactly what I want. Having a mixture of shots will help when at the post production stage, as it will allow me to pick and chose the best.
  • Recce and Risk assessment will be done of each location as it will ensure a safe work place, and highlight any potential risks making me aware so I can minimalise risks and danger.
  • Storyboards will be done to help me plan and map out the video structure, when editing it will cut down time as I know where I want to place each piece of footage.
  • Edit decision list will showcase all footage taken and if I will be using it or not and reasons why.
  • Talent release forms will need to be signed by any interviewee so that it gives me the right to use all footage taken

All the pre production documents will help me to prevent any risks, save time and make sure I don’t get in any sticky situations. I think it will turn out really well if I do all the right research, plan and leave myself time to edit it to the best standard.