Develop the Concept |
Develop the Treatment
Post-production, like production, is no different for reversioned classroom video programs than for original broadcast programs. It is always helpful to do a paper cut, assemble materials into a rough cut, and have the rough cut reviewed by advisors. Ask advisors to respond to the tape in writing. They should view the rough cut for clarity, educational rigor, accuracy, and usefulness to the target audience. They may not always agree. Part of your job is to balance advisor responses.
At this stage, be aware that you will have to completely rewrite narration that accompanies whatever material you have taken from the broadcast. The broadcast will have been cut for a different rhythm and, more importantly, for a different audience.
At this stage you will also identify your narrator; choose someone with a tone appropriate for the target audience.
Again, as with other productions, you will be building narrative sequences based on the underlying broadcast material, stock footage, stills, and graphics, where needed.
As a final check, advisors should review the fine cut, prior to narration record, music, online, and mix. This review should aim narrower than their previous reviews, as it is meant to catch any last-minute glitches.