For this module we had to work in groups to set up an Independent TV Company and produce a 5 minute long pilot episode of a programme. We also had to present our company and pilot idea for constructive feedback before beginning.
Our production company was called Star Broadcasts:
And our programme idea was for a two-part documentary called ‘Perrrfection: Britain’s Favourite Pet’ which would look at the most popular pets and why people choose certain animals.
As the pilot was only 5 minutes long, we decided to include short extracts of different topics that would be included in the full programme. This included an introduction to the show, a countdown of the most popular pets, facts and statistics about how much money is spent on different pets, interviews with pet owners and information about the RSPCA and the work they do.
My main role in the team was head editor, but I also did some sound and filming and helped look up facts for the script. This is the finished pilot we produced:
As we had to make a production pack to go with the video, I was also in charge of working out the budget, our company’s business strategy and outlining the role descriptions and the type of company Star Broadcasts would be.