Development: Students learn the steps involved in taking an idea from the concept stage through the development process. This includes shaping the idea to fit the requirements of broadcasters, create the development and production budget, and source development financing.
Pre-production:Students learn how industry professionals set up and manage a production office. They also learn how to hire crew; complete crew agreements; complete releases — location and appearance; understand CAVCO Part A; maintain the production bible; and manage payroll and cash flow.
Production: Best described as being three steps ahead of a freight train, the chaos and excitement of the production process with its catered meals and hyperactivity can easily seduce and distract a producer from all the priorities that must be juggled to capture the required production assets, documentation and receipts to make the post-production, marketing and admin aspects flow smoothly.
Post-production: Students learn what’s involved in working with an editor and how to manage the process of acquiring and clearing stills, stock footage and music rights. They also tune in on how to complete the CAVCO Part B application and the production bible.