Factual TV ResearchScreenhouse Productions
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This one-day course covers basic research techniques. The key objectives are to give delegates:
- An understanding of what makes a good television story.
- Strategies for tracking down people and checking facts.
- Scriptwriting skills – how to tell a story visually.
- The ability to set up an efficient shoot.
- An understanding of the researcher’s role on location, including the
- importance of time-code, and how to handle an interview.
- Basic knowledge of legal and ethical issues: copyright and music; location
- and contributor releases; impartiality and fair dealing.
- Plus the five golden rules to follow if you want to be a great television
This course runs for one day, from 10am until 4pm. It’s illustrated throughout with clips and behind-the-scenes footage. The tutor is Susan Walls, a TV researcher, writer and producer, whose work has won several awards, including a BAFTA and a New York Film Festival Gold Medal. Susan also lectures on research techniques.