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Pre-Production Planning for Video, Film, and Multimedia by Steve Cartwright

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Major Elements of the Production Process

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Production is usually broken down into three major phases: pre-production, production and post-production. Let's review the major steps of each phase, keeping in mind that each step will be studied further in subsequent chapters.

PRE-PRODUCTION

Needs Assessment

A needs assessment should take place before any training, communications or documentary program begins production. A good needs analysis will accurately describe the problem and the appropriate solution. It will create a statement about the need for the production. This is important because everyone involved should agree that there is a problem and that media is the solution to justify the time and expense in solving the problem. What is first ...

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