Visual Production

This week in class we learnt about the use of Visuals

There are 3 stages of production:

Pre-production – In this stage you plan everything to do with your production. This is one of the most important stages because you cant start the production if you have not planned what you are going to do. For example, you wont be able to start filming if you haven’t planned what camera you are going to use.

Production – This is when you are actually producing the thing you have planned out. So you are going to be filming the production, and the pre-production stage helps you with this step.

Post Production – At this point you have all your filming done. This is when you are putting everything together to make your finished piece. So you will be editing your footage together, adding audio and adding anything else you want to. By the end of this stage you will have a finished piece.

Pre-production in Visuals

In the pre-production stage is very important. Visuals is what people see and there is lots of elements you need to plan out. You need to first plan out what you are going to have as the visuals, and then what you are going to need to be able to produce these visuals. Things such as: scripts, actors, costumes, location, budget, lighting, cameras. You also need to think about if the visuals you want to produce are achievable. They key crew members that will working on the visuals will most likely be the director and the director of photography.  This stage of the production is very important because if you don’t plan out your visuals and what you need to make them then you wont be able to go into the production stage because you wont know what to do and then you will not be able to move on to post-production.

For our task we had to show out visual production skills. We make a short clip showing a simple movement, so we could show different movements on screen and show our knowledge of visual skills.

Location Recce Sheet

Health and Safety

In our short piece we made we didn’t have dialogue only back ground audio and foley sound we also recorded. In the video there is someone typing on a computer and then they plug there earphones in an close the computer. They then pick it up and walk out of he room with there music playing.

Equipment List:

  • Zoom sound recorder
  • Headphones
  • XLR cable
  • Shotgun Microphone
  • Camera
  • Laptop

Our Schedule:

Monday: Planning all day

Tuesday: Planning 9.30 – 10.30 Filming 10.30 – 12.30 Editing 1.30 – 3.30

Wednesday: Editing 9.20 – 10.20 Uploading and evaluating 10.30 -12.30


I really enjoyed making this sort scene and I felt like it went really well. We worked well as a team most of the time and got everything done together. There was some small communication issues in the crew with the paper work and the roles each person was going to do. There was some strong characters within the group, which lead to the miss communication at the start of the task. But by the end of the panning period we had sorted everything out and everyone was happy with there roles with in the production.


Social Media Report

I did not get any feed back on this week as I still do not have a large follower amount.