Producer Project – HND YR 2 – Task 3

Keeping a log of production planning:

meeting to pitch PROJECT 3
Meeting with Joe Bennett to plan pitch

Our first meeting with Joseph Broad on 13th november:

organised by messages.

we had multiple meetings with our client, this one taking place one the 13th november

we then had one on the 20th November

It was our job to organise locations, actors, props and to ensure the film can be made, during this we had found 3 of the main locations we will be using.

We caught the performing arts staff whilst on break to ask about using some performing arts students in Josephs film, We had to message Ross about using them but came across some problems with them.

Our props are being sourced by Joe, which are personal items.
The problems we have faced are the lack of communication between us and the client.
This is often resolved by sending multiple messages.

One of our locations  was to take place in a public area so Joe had to email the melton county council in order to ensure filming permission.


with our planning permission in place filming in country park will take place in the dark afternoon of 3rd december.

With our client happy with all three locations we ended up working on getting our actors together.

Due to an unforeseen situation we lost a location,


Producer Project – HND YR 2 – Task 2 – 20th

On Monday 3rd November we were given the Producer Project and another person to work with.
I was paired with Joe Bennett.

On Tuesday 4th November we sat as a group to listen to the level threes pitch their own ideas of some modernised brothers grimm stories to us as we had to choose someone to work with and then create our own pitch to ensure we worked with the correct person.

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(a budget slide from a level 3 pitcher)

They created slide shows with all the information we required from them during their pitches.

On Thursday 6th November Myself and Joe got together and chose who we wanted to pitch for and created a powerpoint with our main point to pitch about.

We chose to do a tale based on “Hansel and Gretel” by Joseph Broad, We pitched this to Paul along with our second choice of Joseph Coates version of “little red riding hood”

During our pitch we chose to set it out with our points on a powerpoint and included more speech we extracted from our notes and a annotated script we did of Josephs pitch,

Our Pitch:

Shots from our slideshow:

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we mentioned how we understood how the story would work, and how we liked it was kept original, we also liked the fact he could see his own story working.

we explained why we chose the story and how we chose the story as a pair.
We chose it based  on it’s ability to make us work to our expectations.

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For our audience research we asked members of our class if they would be interested in watching the finished piece or reading more into the story, they explained it would be worth the watch and they would want to see the finished piece.

Our budget for this piece was set as low, as it is a pretty basic piece with a few props along with performing arts students wanting to build a portfolio. Our schedule is based on the level threes schedule which will hopefully begin filming the week of the 24th november.

we are hoping to have three crew members, Using the director as the cameraman, and we are planning to use Jack Given as a sound designer for the piece.
We will be getting the props from Joe Bennett as he offered to provide.

Whilst finding our locations we settled on using Joseph Broads house for the INT. scenes and Around his house for the EXT. street scenes.

The only places we thought of for the woodland scenes are bradgate park and Bleakmoor woods, We will be contacting Bradgate about filming permissions and being in regular contact with Brooksby we will be asking if we can use their wooded grounds for the EXT. wooded scenes.

we kept the locations central to the college due to equipment and our team not having transport, Joe has offered to give a lift to the team as long as it was kept small.

Our equipment list is to a minimum aswel due to space and crew.

The Crew will be using a canon that is available to them, reflectors for the natural light scenes, A Rode mic for  High definition quality, we also chose for them to use the handheld steady cam instead of taking the glide track onto rough ground outside.

we set up regular meetings with our client in order to ensure we had everything he wanted. He seems motivated to create it.


Producer Project – HND YR 2- Task 1

A) Based on your own research into the role; your experiences so far on the course; and, from discussions in session, briefly explain and compare the role of Producer in Film, Video and TV.

Importantly, discuss what you think are the key differences between the role of Producer for Film & Video  as oppose to the role of Producer for Television.

The Producer for Film is often the role that includes managing the whole production of the chosen piece, A producer turns story ideas in profitable films, They are also in charge of mainly sourcing the cast, the crew and they also hold the power to fire a member of the production.

There is also an executive producer involved in the management of a production, these members are often the face of what happens in public and they get the film out there for the public to see with distribution&merchandise, you often see the exec. producer being interviewed.

During the workflow of the process a producer normally has the weight of the job the exec. producer has and the studio boss involved in financing the picture. Producers work closely with directors and other production staff on the shoot. During some productions more on Television productions the Producer will also have the job of the Director as there are rarely directors on set for a live shot.

Often you find exec producers have been main producers in busy companies before.

The differences between the role of the Producer for Film & Video and the Producer for Television, A producer in a television company such as the news will be the one to order which way the news will be set whereas in film and video they have no control in the structure of the film, they just turn it from paper to film.
The  Executive Producer for a TV production is the reason for the success behind it.
The Producer in TV is basically the one who creates the content for television
The Producer is often classed as the CEO of a TV series/Film.
During A TV series/production, each episode involved would possibly have a different director so the producers and executive producers do the actual job.

A Producer would initially finance the production by helping the Executive producers raise the money for the production, They are also in charge of the production schedule so if a film gets pushed back on a release date, it is the Producers responsibility to ensure the issue that has created that is sorted.
The Executive Producer would be the one to find the piece they find profitable.
They control everything from the Budget to scheduling and the risks and health and safety in the locations they’ve booked out

A few examples of how Producers are under the pressure during a production and being in charge of hiring and firing is to ensure they have the best people for the job, E.G
Producer/Exec. Producer Gale Ann Hurd (the Exec. Producer for AMCs The Walking dead)
Had brought in a life friend to write in her award winning show “The Walking dead” but had to soon after let him go from production due to issues with the network.

producing workflow
(Taken by myself, points of a producer)

workflow producer 1
(taken by myself, the standard workflow of a producer)

a producer in television is behind the scenes making it happen. That may include hiring the crew, maintaining quality control, keeping the storyline interesting and entertaining, overseeing the editing and making sure the project stays on time and within budget.

The exec is mainly on distribution and merchandising for example:
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(A shot from Gale Ann Hurd s twitter page (exec. on the walking dead) )

Marketing is not the job of the Producer.