Producers are responsible for facilitating a project from beginning to end. They are involved in every stage of the television programme, film or video or social media, overseeing the project from start to finish, both in the studio and on location. They work alongside the director and other creative departments including camera, sound, set design and post-production to ensure the project is completed successfully, on time and to budget.
This competition has been designed to focus on all the essential skills needed for a successful career within the Digital Media industries. Competitors undertake varying creative roles associated with producing a media production and are required to work towards industry standards.
The competition is largely practical, although competitors will be required to have a thorough understanding of pre-production. It is also expected that competitors have a good working knowledge of camera operation, audio recording, and post-production techniques and software.
Each team will initially plan and produce a video/media clip/news clip from a given brief. The teams with the winning concept will then have a chance to pitch their concept to panels of judges. During the live heat, and prior to their pitch, each team will have to complete a task as outlined to them within a given time frame. The competitors will then have to add this to their pitch.