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Media Production by Amanda Willett

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15 Shooting factual

Shooting for factual programmes and shooting for drama involve slightly different techniques. There are aspects which overlap but there are also aspects which are completely different. This chapter will talk you through some of the main techniques you’ll need for factual programmes. The first thing is to think through the main tasks in a factual programme and who does what. Any shoot can be a pressurised situation; the more everyone is aware of what they are supposed to be doing the better. The shoot will run more smoothly and you will have more time to think creatively. There are usually far fewer people involved in a factual shoot than a drama and often the same person will do several tasks. How you decide to allocate the ...

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