How does pre-production apply to visuals?

Pre-production applies to visuals, as it applies to everything else for example audio, and all the other components of creating a production that is big all small. Some of the things that will be included in pre production planning are :

  • Location recce – (where the cast is going to be filmed at)
  • Casting – contacts of your cast, their numbers and emails and what time the cast is called to shoot.
  • Equipment list – (who you rented it from, brought from etc) –
  • Storyboard – When making a storyboard for your production, the crew have to make sure it correlates with the visuals they want to see, or for e.g the director, so when making the storyboard make sure it fits with the story, and mood you want to tell visually.
  • Budget
  • Time planning
  • Lighting

Contacts for equipment, separate list sheet for production and the equipment.

Hard drives – For the production.

Agency – This will be the agency producing the visual work that the client wants.

The agency producer and the creative within that agency for that certain production.

Catering – For production crew, will be on production sheet.

Offline edit – The person who makes the offline edit

Post production – The company or whom is doing the post of the production after shooting

Colourist/ or colour grader – Person in the crew who has the role of colour grading the footage before getting the footage sent to the editor who makes cuts of the production.

The production’s company finance company

*whichever company they pick*

include contacts, email and numbers for that.

Cabs & couriers for those on the production team travelling far, or to different places on the day of the shoot.

Crew transport and parking

Crew invoices:

All the crew, production crew and cast should get an official invoice of the money they get paid for a certain number of hours as well as their name, dob, bank details, national insurance number, schedule and client.

  • Crew – (producer, director, production manager, assistant director, runner, director of photography, drone operators, sound and minibus driver etc!)
  • Production company
  • Call times

Health and safety act

What are the elements that need to be considered?

Who are the key crew members?

The key crew members of a film production creating a visual production will be the agency, the film and camera crew, audio, director and dob.

How do they link with the other stages of the production process?

The crew link with the production process as they are the ones creating the visuals, the audio and managing the cast of actors for the visuals.

This links with the production process as the whole crew is taking care of what’s being created and making sure the visuals link with how the client wants the work done. The crew will also be managing the offline edit, as well as providing catering, shelter and drinks for the whole entire crew on set. However, depending on the production it depends how low the budget is, and who the director and producer are and how they want the final image to turn out like.


What elements of production need to be considered?

The elements of production that need to be considered are the visuals, the audio and the casting crew as those are the most important parts within the production. Research will also be another component of production, as you need to figure out where the location is, what time set is filming and when the set and crew are finished producing the work. Within production, and producing your visuals the director needs and will be bringing the visual information to the camera crew and the cast so they know what they are doing.

Post production

Wolf Crow (no date)


What elements of post production need to be considered?

Who are the key members?

How do they link with everything else?



For this task, we did have a storyboard but we lost another member as she went home so we had our first draft idea of a visual plan, and after we lost that storyboard and that person we had another person join the group and we thought of another visual plan and we made the storyboard digitally which is under pre-production plan.


For our pre-production planning, we created a health and safety sheet with the hazards and problems that could happen and how we could solve them. As well as doing health and safety, we had to plan our storyboard which looks like this:

(the storyboard is in order) 

We then decided what equipment we wanted to use and since it is visuals, we chose the steady cam, tripod and Artis’s camera that he bought with him. After we got our equipment, we started the shoot and filmed extra parts as there was distractions within the film such as people walking by for the staircase shoot, so we filmed extra shots and it managed to be an advantage for us. Overall, working in a different group really helped as we wanted to actually create something, so that energy kept the group flowing.

However, with our footage, we managed to get what we wanted as well as having extra and that really helped us when we started editing. The only thing that went wrong was having distractions when filming, but we managed to still get the footage we wanted.




In conclusion, our group worked calmly together and managed to film what we wanted comparing to the storyboard. We also managed to show the use of directional filming using steady cams to make it look more directional, and filming from different angles. Since, we were used to pre-production it didn’t take us that long and we knew we only needed an hour or an hour and a half to film it all. The effectiveness of our group being calm, and going with our ideas and then changing them really helped as the first idea was quite basic without a story and there wasn’t much enthusiasm, but after we got our main idea sorted we were able to storyboard and start shooting. After we shoot, we had extra footage which made the post production flow better.

Unit 7: Interactive – Social Media Report

Task 1 – List number of followers for each account

Task 2 – Choose favourite review, good and bad

Task 3 – Analyse those reviews – any useful info? any spam?

I’ve got 129 followers on my Twitter account, and 38 on my Instagram as there is more interaction on Twitter.

Post-production reflection:

For post production before making rough edits, and cuts of the film we all had to check through the footage and made sure we had everything that we needed, especially making it match with the storyboard. Post-production is done after the production has been shot, and recorded, after that post production starts and everything starts coming together.  Within post production here are things to consider:

  • Colour grade (for certain style look)
  • Check through footage
  • Special effects (horror genre, sounds etc.)
  • Which music to use (royalty free, copyright) – pick carefully with this as with some songs you need a licence to use it, but if you have permission to use it then you can.
  • Dialogue (voiceovers, syncing etc.)
  • VFX (green screen, extra graphics, animations)
  • The name of the production
  • Picking your editing format (Avid, Final Cut Pro X)
  • Adding Foley to your edit, if needed. (re-recording, remixing)
  • Campaign image and trailer before releasing.
  • Tell a story, and less is more.
  • Vary your shots, so the flow of the footage is fluid.
  • Include details
  • Show what you want your audience to see / only include important clips.
  • Be ruthless


A casting sheet for the client Nike that I worked with, but I can’t attach or post the file as it’s not allo since I was just an actress in a short ad. (Accessed on 30/02/17)

Raindance (2016) (Accessed on 1/03/17)