Task 1: P1 Explore Production Job Roles For a Chosen Media (Job Title, Description and Responsibilities)


The main roles and responsibilities of a director are:

A film/TV director usually controls the acting. This means that the director will look over the script and decide how the actors will move,speak, what they will wear, to help portray to the audience the genre of the film, the time era and to clearly show the characters personality, this is needed because it helps the audience to follow the film and be more entertained by it. The director also helps to decide who is being cast  this is because he/she decides what happens on set. without the director the production would not be as easily run, there would be more chaos as the director wouldn’t be there to tell people what to do when they are on set. there would also be more arguments as the director has an overview on what he/she wants the set to look like.


The producer will mainly have control over the budget this means that he will provide the funds to make the show and keep the money so that it is safe. he will also provide/keep a schedule for the crew members to keep to so that the film is out on time and that everything is planned. If the producer doesn’t perform at his/her best then the production could loose money or not get the film out on time because there is no set schedule.


Task 2: P2, M1 Analyse Two Roles within the Media Production Team

Pre Production

This is when all the planning for the production starts, it includes:

Location Scouting – This is when someone is hired to go out and find a good location to record, they do this so that there is an added effect on the production and so that it is more clear to the audience where they are if this job wasn’t done properly then the production could look less professional because it wasn’t shot in a good location.The skills needed for this are, insight, social discipline and patience.

Casting – This is when certain people are chosen for certain roles, the director will be present because he needs to decide what happens when they’re on the set, they will read through the part they are auditioning for and their agent will be told if they are successful or not. They will then agree a fee in line with union rights which is equity minimum.The skills needed for this are patience and he needs to be able to clearly imagine the set and what type of people he wants to portray in the production

Schedules: A schedule is something that keeps people on time for things e.g. a recording schedule will make sure that people are recording the right things at the right time. The producer will write these because he/she decides when the film is coming out so they need to make sure there are no clashes and that everything is created on the right date so that the production can be released on the right date.The skills needed for this are organising skills, patience

Script read through: this is when the actors/actresses sit down with the director and producer to check the script, they go through all the things that the actors/actresses are uncomfortable with or don’t like. The script writer will then make any last minute changes. This is when all cast and crew are present and is only when the script is announced as the SHOOTING SCRIPT, then any changes will come out on different colour paper so all crew know there have been changes to certain scenes. it is up to production to make sure these are printed and distributed but the production runner to all cast and crew. The skills needed for this are communication skills, confidence. organisation,

Post Production

Editing: This is when they bring each section of the production together, they add non diabetic sound at this stage the skills needed for this are; good at using software which can vary depending on which company you are editing through. This can include Final Cut Pro or Avid which are professional standard editing software. good communication skills and confidence in their own knowledge of the script. An editor is often described as the second director as they finish the story and can take it in a totally different direction depending on how the producers feel about certain actors and how they come across on screen.

Script breakdown: this is when the script is broken down into different parts, this makes it easier for the editor to understand how the director wants the final product to look. a skill needed for this is good communication skills.

Rushes Log: this a log to say where parts of the film are, this makes it easier for the editor to put the film together. the skills needed for making a rushes log are; patience and attention to detail

Bin Labelling: this is when you label the files that hold the footage so you know which part is which, the skills needed for bin labelling are;patience and organisational skills with attention to detail

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Pre Production is where all the planning and creative ideas start, whereas post production is where everything is coming together to be finalised.

Pre Production Includes location scouting, this is when people go out to a certain location and take pictures to take back to the director to see if they are the right location to shoot in. if the pre production is not done properly the there will be a bad script which means that the storyline may not make sense to the audience, the script could be created from bad ideas, which is another impact from not doing the pre production properly, another impact could be that the cast is wrong, there could be bad actors which will lower the professionalism of the production.

Whereas in post production people are putting the film together so they will be hired to edit the production. This includes, putting music in, adding credits, cutting scenes, sorting through clips and putting scenes together, if the editor didn’t do his job properly then the production would not flow and there wouldn’t get any success, the overall production would look bad and it would not be the directors vision, because of this it might not meet the requirements of the director and would not be his original vision.

There are some similarities between pre and post production but they are two completely different sections of film making. One similarity is scheduling inparticular an editing schedule, which allows people to plan what they are going to edit and when, this keeps everyone on track in th long term so that the production isn’t late coming out. There is the same thing for pre production, they will schedule when they are going to record (sound and video) for the same reasons. I also found that they both budget, if they didn’t do that then they would be spending more than they have been given to make the film, which in turn could lower the profit made, both sides of the production have to work to a tight schedule, if they didn’t then the release date would be a lot further away and the potential audience might become uninterested. Within this Schedule the post and pre production people have to work in a team, if they didn’t then the production would not run smoothly.

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