BA Hons Photography
Shoot Production: Managing & Organising

Ref: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, W Magazine, Sleep No More. Please see the presentation supporting the Fashion Constructed Image Project. Below are also links to the online video tutorials from Lynda.com, interview links, a ‘Call Sheet’ and Budget spreadsheet to support the professional practice talk, supporting the vital skill-set of managing and organising, required for producing photographic shoots.

You may wish to use tools such as Google Docs. to produce collaborative spreadsheets and word processing documents to support the team production. Google Drive can be installed on to both Mac and PC. It also gives the user 5Gb of free space for placing and archiving essential research material. Folders can be setup for shared access, by sampling inviting team members to join.

 

MANAGING & ORGANISING

Shoot Production

 

 

 

VIDEO TUTORIALS: MANAGING TEAMS & EFFECTIVE MEETINGS

Please note you will have to register with Lynda.com, via the UCA local network before being able to access the tutorials offsite.

DELEGATING TASKS TO YOUR TEAM

LEADING PRODUCTIVE MEETINGS

CONFLICT RESOLUTION FUNDAMENTALS

 

 

VIDEO TUTORIALS: CONCEPTS & MOOD-BOARDS

DEVELOPING A MOOD BOARD

 

 

 

THE ROLE OF THE SHOOT PRODUCER

See the links from interviews from professional ‘shoot producers’:

“A production co-ordinator is responsible for ensuring that everything is in place for a production to run as smoothly as possible.

To be a good production co-ordinator you have to be very organised, forward-thinking, resourceful, flexible and open minded. The ability to multi-task is essential.” BBC

Lynette Slight

BBC Profile: Production Co-ordinator 

 

“Production managers are in charge of a programme’s budget and schedule. They usually begin work on a production as soon as it has been commissioned and will see the programme all the way through filming and post production until it is delivered to the broadcaster. Their jobs are mainly office based.

As Amanda explains, production managers oversee all aspects of the day-to-day running of shoots. They work closely with producers and series producers and will usually oversee the work done by production co-ordinators and runners.

They prepare contracts, ensure that everyone gets paid, oversee health and safety and organise the logistical aspects of a shoot, like transport and catering. But they must also do all the long term planning for a production, forecasting expenditure and ensuring that the programme is delivered on budget. They also negotiate rates for equipment and personnel. PMs must be highly organised, able to work to tight deadlines and problem solve when things go wrong.

On Lambing Live, Amanda works with a diverse set of people, from BBC staff to freelancers and outside broadcast companies. Communication is paramount, as is the ability to think on your feet. As she emphasises, a production manager is the backbone of any production.” BBC

BBC Production Manager: Amanda Broderick

 

 

PRODUCTION TOOLS

The links are spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel format and auto-download:

CALL-SHEET_fashion-Constructed-Image

Fashion Shoot_Budget_Spreadsheet


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