Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Week 7: Better Organization

During this week much progress has been made during the industry practice module. On the Monday there was the final interview to be filmed for the project. This interview was with the head of the Hull Light House project which is key to the final video. However the group was disorganized in preparation for the interview in that no equipment had been booked for neither the interview nor any editing suites for logging the footage. Luckily there was some HD filming equipment available for the day but the equipment was damaged slightly which did affect the way in which the interview had to be filmed. Unfortunately there were no editing suites available for the logging the footage, this was booked for Friday of that week. The interview was done professionally along with the cutaways.

This reflects the disorganization of the group for the interview and how this affects the time management of the workload. By not arranging an editing suite for logging the footage straight after filming it meant that editing began later than expected. This has lost valuable time for the production as it is a waste of time that cannot be recovered in which work can be achieved.

This may be due to the group not setting short term goals, for example not setting the goal to organize the equipment a week in advance or a long term goal of assigning one person to take control of the equipment booking (Portsmouth, 2001). This could also be due to bad planning via the pre-production stage.

“During this stage, you’re organizing everything so that the production phase goes smoothly” Myer , 2008)

For future reference if given interview date weeks in advance equipment should be booked as soon as this information has been given. This will ensure that equipment is available and if it isn’t there is time to source it from some where else. Also this will give chance for other preparations such as paperwork.

Myers, I. (2008) Video Production – Part I - the Pre-production Stage [internet] Article base. Available from: article base [accessed 1st of December 2010].

Portsmouth University. (2001) Information and study skills: Managing time and workload [Internet] Portsmouth University. Available from: ports [accessed 21st of November]

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