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					This Media Production Planning Guide is meant to provide planning assistance to
individuals and/or businesses planning a media production. It may be used to
determine the basic requirements for a media production to allow for budgeting and to
provide information to a company hired to produce the media. Media production
companies may also use this guide to collect information from clients and potential
clients. This template planning guide can be customized to fit the need of any company
or its marketing department.
                                Media Production Planning Guide

    1. Is this production intended for (please check one): ____ television, ____cable,
       _____satellite, or ____Internet broadcast?

    2. Are there any known technical specifications or a does the media outlet provide them on
       their website? If so, what are the specifications or the URL where they can be located?




    3. Pre-production checklist (please check one answer for each question):

                Is there a script? ____ yes _____ no ______ no script is needed
                Are there storyboards? _____ yes _____ no ______ storyboards are not needed

                Are the talent/actors chosen and hired? ____ yes _____ no
                If talent/actors are needed, briefly describe requirements:




                Has a location been chosen? _____ yes ______ no
                If no, briefly describe location requirements:




                Is a teleprompter needed? ____no ____ beside camera ____ transparent screens

                Is the technical crew chosen and hired? ____yes _____ no
                If no, briefly describe crew requirements:




                Has all the equipment been located/obtained? _____ yes ______ no
                If no, briefly describe what equipment is still needed:




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                Have all props, scenery, or backdrops been located/obtained? _____ yes _____ no
                If no, briefly describe what is still needed:




    4. Will audio amplification (microphones) be needed? If yes, what are the requirements?




    5. Is lighting needed? ____ no _____ television lighting needed _____ unsure


    6. Preferred final product format (please check all that apply):

    _____ DVCAM
    _____ DVCPRO
    _____ High Definition
    _____ Beta SP
    _____ DVD
    _____ MPEG
    _____ Mini DV
    _____ VHS
    _____ Web Encoding
    _____ Multimedia CDROM or DVD
    _____ 35 mm or 16 mm film
    _____ Other (please specify) ___________________________________




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Description: This Media Production Planning Guide is meant to provide planning assistance to individuals and/or businesses planning a media production. It may be used to determine the basic requirements for a media production to allow for budgeting and to provide information to a company hired to produce the media. Media production companies may also use this guide to collect information from clients and potential clients. This template planning guide can be customized to fit the need of any company or its marketing department.
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