CHAPTER 2

Preproduction and Production Planning

 

 

 

Without a doubt, the key to success in field production lies in adequate production planning. The remote producer is at the mercy of the location and the people in the production and does not have the same kind of controlled situation as the studio video producer. Therefore, it is imperative that all elements of the production be as carefully planned as possible. This is not to suggest that such planning ensures that the production will go off without a hitch. If there is one thing that can be guaranteed in field production, it is that the unexpected will happen—and you must be able to cope with it.

Nevertheless, producers who carefully plan out the course of their productions undoubtedly ...

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