Unit 1 Resource Pack: Pre-Production Techniques: Film & TV (endorsed by Edexcel)

“This resource is outstanding... It is so clear & easy to follow with lots of wonderful tasks & templates.”

S Crawte, Head of Media Studies, Independent Reviewer
Endorsed by Edexcel

This resource pack is Endorsed by Edexcel for use with the BTEC in Creative Media Production Level 3 specification (2010).

Comprehensive resource pack supports delivery of BTEC Level 3 in Creative Media Production. Introduces students to pre-production techniques used in Film and TV.

  • Fact sheets summarise vital information
  • Practical tasks throughout allow students to apply their knowledge
  • Exemplar documents demonstrate techniques using a variety of productions
  • Ready-made templates offer support to students, whilst exposing them to industry-standard processes
  • Covers:
  • Budgets
  • Legal & ethical issues
  • Health and safety
  • Scripts & shooting lists
  • Logistics
  • ...and more!

  • Plus:
  • Teacher’s guide to managing pre-production projects in the classroom
  • Forms & checklists for assessing and monitoring progress
  • Optional scheme of work
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5063)
"A very useful resource... clear and concise... The contents page shows that the learning outcomes for this unit are covered... Clear scheme of work and lesson plans and potential exercises. Target sheets address achievement of learners and will support them - keep them focused and on track. Also the hard work (compiling resources and useful background info) will really support the tutor who can focus more on delivery/support... I would recommend it to others." JM Metcalf, Lecturer in Media Prodcution, Assessment Associate and Independent Reviewer "This resource is outstanding. I am inclined to think this has been put together by someone who used to be in the Film Industry! It is so clear and easy to follow with lots of wonderful tasks and templates contained within. There are useful weblinks which really help support the resource pack... It gives students a real 'eye' into the Production Industry and shows them how to follow industry practice... I really liked the way it has been put together. It follows the pre-production process from the start and clearly demonstrates who is involved, what job they do and how they do it... I cannot fault this resource. Even I learnt loads! It is so thorough and informative... What a fabulous Guide!" S Crawte, Head of Media Studies & Independent Reviewer "An excellent resource... easily applied to a variety of different units in addition to the mandatory Unit 1 portfolio... a comprehensive resource pack with useful lesson plans and excellent templates for a variety of pre-production tasks necessary for completing an audiovisual practical production task... excellent guidance and support with appropriate exemplification for candidates in completing the appropriate paperwork for their portfolio... a timesaving resource for any tutor delivering the BTEC Level 3 Course. I like the exemplification of pre-production sources, such as the risk assessment which can be difficult to exemplify within a classroom environment... The lesson plan ideas provided are effective with a good range of tasks for both group/paired and individual tasks and the resource materials are appropriately formatted for this level of candidate... thoughtful consideration of a wide variety of pre-production factors ranging from budgeting to risk assessment and clearances. There are a wide variety of tasks and ideas that appropriately contextualise real life and work based issues... The resource provides effective suggestions for independent study (particularly in the areas of regulation) and effective prompt sheet/exemplification of a variety of pre-production methodologies, including scriptwriting, storyboarding and shooting scripts which are easily accessible for both new and experienced media students... The resources and lesson plans cover all of the necessary areas from the specification to prepare any candidate to undertake a practical production effectively and successfully... they are effective for both new teacher and student alike in covering all of the necessary pre-production assignments in both Unit 1 and other units with a practical production focus... more comprehensive and cost effective than [other resources I have seen]... I would be confident that any of my students could effectively complete this mandatory unit by using the templates provided and would happily use these resources for more able candidates on the Level 2 course too! Excellent value for money." H Jackson, Head of Media Studies & Independent Reviewer 'I particularly liked the resource because it's ready and waiting! Particularly useful for a new course... Ordered the paper copy and the legal sheets in particular really useful... Useful, good value resource but IT copy useful, maybe consider spending the extra.' J Barras, Head of Media, Customer 'Good overview/introduction... There were useful templates and examples of paperwork... Useful for students to see/use templates for application to own portfolios.' J Morgan, Head of Creative and DT, Customer