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Basics of the Video Production Diary by Des Lyver

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What is a Production Diary?

Every programme that is created will generate a great deal of paperwork. All this paperwork needs to be collated and kept in a logical order. The diary starts on the first day a programme is requested and closes on the day the final invoice is paid.

Because it represents the programme from beginning to end it is easier to think of it as a daily record of its life, a diary. Sometimes it is called a production log, sometimes a production file; whatever you have been told to call it I am calling it a production diary and you are going to have to keep one for each production you ever do!

As with any other diary you must get into the habit of putting everything that happens into it, when it happens. It is no good thinking ...

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