Stages Of TV Production Research

Stage1. Pre-Production

The first stage of a successful production is planning. It is important to plan thoroughly by identifying clearly your Production aims, style, key messages and target audience. This planning stage is a two way process between what you tell us about your market and aims and what we can suggest to you in order to formulate effective and creative video treatments.

At all stages 3rd eye are in dialogue with our clients and our client’s market or key aims. This exchange of information and ideas combined with our Production experience enable us to tightly integrate the Production from the start.

Effective and entertaining Professional video speaks volumes about you, your organisation or your Company. A well-planned, well-researched Production delivering your key messages with the right image and style for you is the goal of this stage. Pre-production planning is thus vital to ensure your Production hits its target audience with maximum force and impact. Once we have discussed the project and done the research the final step is a treatment or storyboard made and presented for client approval.

Stage2. Production

We have the means to produce stunning video and DVD. Working with a range of professional formats from broadcast standard kit to the sony dvcam range. 3rd eye use experienced crew to produce crisp, clean and creative video with superb content, and technical quality.

We can produce for Broadcast, Corporate clients and duplicate / encode peices for bulk vhs / dvd distribution and indeed for many formats or delivery systems in-between.

Our Production department is tightly integrated with post-production to ensure we retain throughout the pristine picture and audio quality. Digital integration at 3rd eye not only ensures high-end production values, but we reduce production costs too. This gives you quality video at competitive prices.

Stage3. Post-Production

Our post-production facilities offer choices in both on & off line non-linear editing. Non-linear editing means that each and every aspect pf your Production from video scenes, audio, images, text, or graphics can be mixed, cropped, merged, changed or deleted as you wish, there and then.

Non-linear editing enables both faster and considerably more creative video. Our digital editing systems offer unlimited creative possibilities: special effects too: indeed everything that is necessary in order to produce stunning video productions. The second stage of post-production is the completion of a ‘rough edit’ for the client to see and discuss any changes. With digital non-linear editing changes to the piece can be done there and then with the client. Clients can then view the edit and take the chance to fine-tune the style, key messages and impact of the production: post production allows us to add, delete, polish off and mix all our source material creatively into a final or ‘master’ edit. When we have client approval this final cut can then be recorded to the format or media of your choice such as video, cd, dvd or even video for the web. 3rd eye broadcast can supply bulk-run copies in designed and printed sleeves and also archive your edit for future reference.

The production process is particularly important if you are planning a documentary production.

  • There are generally three main stages of television production: pre-production, production and post-production. In each stage, different departments have different tasks. Organizing and coordinating each element of the show’s production and keeping them all in sync on a timeline is not necessarily an easy task for a producer.
  • Pre-production

  • Pre-production is the first stage of television production. This is when scripts are written, story lines are crafted and a storyboard is developed. Producers will do research, location scouting, casting and budgeting. Actors will rehearse and the director will plan his approach. This is more or less a planning stage, making sure that all the elements are in place for production and post-production. A timeline will be established and producers will coordinate different elements of both production and post-production to ensure the most efficient workflow.
  • Production

  • Production is the actual taping of the TV show or shoot. Cast and crew are assembled, and the director will orchestrate the taping and work to shoot as quickly as possible. Production may take place in a studio or on location. Location shooting is almost always more work, as production equipment needs to be brought to the location along with the cast and crew. Most TV shows prefer to use established sets since this makes the production process easer.
  • Post-Production

  • Post-production can occur after production or simultaneously during production, depending on the planned approach for workflow. Post-production involves video editing, titling, sound editing and mixing, dubbing, visual effects and processing. This process can occur simultaneously with production. As soon as raw footage is taken, the post-production team can begin to process and edit it. Depending on the nature of the show, post production can be tedious. There may be hours of footage to go through. If any visual effects or computer-generated graphics (CGI) are needed, they can slow the process down significantly.
  • Duplication and Distribution

  • Once a final copy of the show is ready, it must be duplicated or copied so the staff can send it to stations or affiliates. The show is packaged with cover art and sent out to distributors so that it is available to a wide viewing audience.
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    The four main stages of production

    Program production consists of four main stages:

    • Pre-production –
    1. research
    2. scriptwriting and storyboard
    3. planning ie. shooting schedule
    4. securing locations, acquiring permissions
    • the Shoot
    • Post-production –
    • assembly of rushes
    • animations
    • music
    • recording of voice-over
    • titles and graphics
    • rough edit
    • final edit
    • Duplication and delivery –
    • copying for chosen media
    • cover design
    • packaging
    • distribution

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