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Media Production by Amanda Willett

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2 Getting an idea

When you begin your project you may have a brief telling you what kind of film, TV or radio piece you are being asked to make. Your first task is to come up with an idea. You may have a really good idea immediately; however, a lot of groups need a little time to come up with their plans. This can be quite a daunting task if you are not used to it.

The first thing you will need to do is carry out some background research. You need to know something about the type of piece you are going to make and about the audience you are making it for, so before you start thinking about your own idea you should do more background research on your brief.

On the website you can download some checklists (an example is illustrated below). You ...

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