TRIP TO MBC


Visit Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation

 Amirah Maudhur

University of Mauritius

22nd November 2019








REPORT OF THE VISIT:

The visit was a very good experience as I was able to be taught things that I have always wondered about. Also, it was endearing to be shown into the phases of pre-production, production, and post-production through the specific rooms dedicated to them.
For instance, the Chroma Key Room which most of the time is used for the production phase so that final output can be improved and even made more appealing.


           These are some of the pictures I had the opportunity of taking during the visit.

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And the following is a summary of all the things I got to learn about the pre-production, production and post-production phase.



Phase One:    

Pre-Production


The first step in the process of creating a video is all about preparation and setting the groundwork. During this phase, it's essential to do the planning, research, problem-solving, and organization necessary to set the video project up to be successful.


Some of the pre-production phases include:

  • Video strategy/goals
  • Budget/scope
  • Story selection
  • Project timeline
  • script creation
  • Talent/characters
  • Production team/equipment needs
  • Location Scouting

A series of meetings are carried out in order to identify the above elements 


  1. Fact-Finding: Bring the production team together to discuss the purpose, strategy, and goals for the video and how it will be used after it is finalized. this is part of the process where things like branding, target audience, and the tone and feel for the piece can be communicated.
  2. Pre-Production Meeting: This meeting is typically held between the video producer and the primary point person for the project. this is also when timeline, characters, and location details are finalised.
  3. Site Visit (Optional): Depending on the complexity of the shoot, it is sometimes helpful to do a site visit to the location to have a preview already of how to set up for production.
  4. Shoot Preparation: Prior to showing up on-site for the video shoot, the video producer should ensure that scripts have been reviewed and approved, interview questions discussed, characters assessed, and that the schedule and locations are confirmed. All these details will ensure that the production phase goes smoothly.


phase two: 

production

The production phase is where all the preparations that were done in the last phase are finally going bear the awaited results, that is where all the interviews and footage for the video are to be captured. in other words, This is the part where the story begins to come to life.

The production phase usually includes:
  • Setting up the sound/lighting/ other video equipment.
  • Conducting interviews.
  • Recording voiceovers (if they are needed for the project)
  • Capturing b-roll (extra footage that is used to support the story)


phase three: 

post-production

After the production phase is finished, the producer and editor have to get to work. During the post-production phase, the video production team will begin the process to organize, plan, and edit the actual video.
the producer will carefully review all the footage and transcribe all of the interviews conducted. Then, they will assemble the story, and the video editor will have to bring all the pieces together.
The production phase includes:
  • Logging the interviews
  • Producing the final story
  • Music selection
  • Video editing
  • Reviews/approvals
  • Final Delivery
the video production team has to handle all the difficulties and problems before being able to make any projects come to life.

And all these are amongst what is truly fascinating about the whole process, each as important as the other. 

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