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Producer – Children’s TV

This comprehensive course covers all aspects of the Producer role within a production team including leadership, creative thinking and editorial decision making from the pre-production stage through to post-production and final delivery within the Children’s TV environment.

Producer – Children’s TV course takes the form of tutorials, group discussions and off site exercises allowing participants to put into practice the skills they have learnt.

You will be taught in a classroom environment for 2 days covering everything you need to confidently approach the role of Producer for Children’s TV, with an emphasis on interaction, shared experience and a thorough foundation of the key skills required to make a success of this important and rewarding job within the broadcast television industry.

At the end of the two days you will be given a brief for a specific episode of an upcoming location shoot that you will need to manage. You will be required to create a working running order, script and shooting schedule for a new factual entertainment production. You will be required to log into a our secure learning portal to complete the offsite learning in your own time and space.

This will then be assessed by the tutor and other participants in a one-day overview classroom session. You will also have access to the tutor after the training has ended for additional support.

Who’s it for?

Individuals already working as Assistant Producers and shooting Producer / Directors at equivalent levels with at least two years’ experience in their current role, who are aiming to further their careers and move up to become a Children’s Producer.

Duration & class size

  • This course is for a maximum of 8 participants
  • 2 consecutive days in the classroom
  • Offsite learning creating a shooting pack
  • Onsite assessment of assignments

What you'll learn

  • What is a Producer?
  • Anatomy of a Production Team – Studio & Location team structures across various genres
  • Running a team – timelines, objectives, reviewing work, giving feedback, future expectations
  • The Idea and The Treatment – A TV Programme from Pitch to Screen
  • Working with children: Legal - legislation, licences, education, hours
  • Health and safety and risk assessing
  • Managing poor performance
  • Familiarisation with paperwork - Floor Plans, Camera Scripts and Camera Cards
  • Language of Television - Camera Direction, Shot Sizes & Camera Script Terms
  • Running Orders & Scriptwriting
  • Location filming – what to think about
  • Essentials of Post-Production – Edit Producing from Rough Cut to Final Delivery