Workers’ hints Write production roles for each shot on the back of the storyboard before going out.

Further planned productions The exercises in this chapter, both shot-by-shot and planned, provide basic structures for making short video programmes. The degree of planning for the production of a particular programme depends on the group’s stage of development. Participants often want to concentrate on drama or documentary depending on their interests, but distinctions become blurred when the group members document their lives. Some further programme ideas include:

• This Is Your Life Create a video piece based on a real event in a participant’s life. • Record of daily life Represent a day in the life of the group. • Video diaries Plan and produce a video diary. • Opinion Advertisement Make a 60-second piece communicating a strong opinion

about an issue. • For and Against documentary Produce a negative and positive view of a subject.