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Overview

A hands-on, highly interactive 2-day course that will give you a solid grounding in the skills, responsibilities, methods and best-practices involved in working as a production coordinator on both broadcast and cross-platform projects.

Taught by an award-winning head of production, the course takes you step-by-step through the key stages of a production as well as the essential tasks and skills needed to be a coordinator, from monitoring costs to scheduling, from setting up location shoots to contracting artists, from booking and negotiating kit to clearances and rights.

The course is taught through a series of practical tasks and exercises taken from real-life productions.

Course Content

- Introduction to the role of the Production Coordinator within production management; what makes a good PC?
- How to work under pressure and importance of prioritising
- Maintaining a good working relationship with the Production Manager, and the production team
- Setting up shoots in the UK, and abroad, including managing locations
- Negotiating location and contributor fees
- Understanding the technical aspects of the production - from cameras to edit suites
- Working with demanding production teams - facilitating the shoot whilst managing the budget
- Budgets and managing your components of it
- Introduction to how the PM will create a budget and how the PC can be included in that process
- Petty Cash floats and processing expenses, including systems for tracking cash, reconciliations, understanding and calculating Vat
- Post- production and new technology - understanding the processes of what goes on after filming has finished and cost implications
- Delivables, compliance and post-production paperwork
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