Production assistant (screen and audio) (level 3)
Providing support and assistance to help with the delivery of content for TV or radio shows.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
- Typical duration
- 15 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Creative and design
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- Audio Production Assistant
- Broadcast Assistant
- Production Assistant
- Production Management Assistant
- Production PA
- Production Secretary
- Programme Assistant
- TV Production Assistant
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Interpret a production brief and identify the audience/end user requirements for the production.
- Scope and evaluate ideas and problem solving concepts for a production.
- Develop creative ideas and proposals for screen, online or audio productions.
- Create a brief for a production, including a storyboard and outline script of ideas.
- Present persuasive pitches, ideas and proposals for screen, online or audio productions.
- Work in line with agreed workflows, adapting to operational and creative changes as they occur and inform relevant stakeholders.
- Support the end-to-end process of production by monitoring budgets, resources and progress and adhering to legislation, regulations, organisational processes and procedures.
- Identify and minimise hazards and risks in the workplace such as Covid compliance.
- Assist cast and crew members and act as a point of contact with the production office and other departments.
- Develop and maintain positive working relationships when in production, establishing and using professional networks.
- Provide progress reports to your production coordinator or producer.
- Create, use and store production documentation throughout the end-to-end production workflow.
- Manage and store media assets, creating accurate records of material produced in line with workflows and organisational policies.
- Complete a call sheet/schedule prior to a shoot.
- Scope resource requirements; identify and prevent potential supply problems.
- Identify and assist with sourcing resources for a production, including locations, catering, accommodation, transport, equipment, crew, budget and existing media assets.
- Identify opportunities to deliver sustainable solutions in line with industry standard recommendations.
- Select microphones taking into account conditions and environments.
- Select and set up camera equipment as required.
- Monitor the sound levels and bit rate, identifying any issues during the capturing process.
- Work to a visual technical specification such as resolution, frame rate, pixellation.
- Operate current industry standard equipment and software safely during and post recording.
- Edit and optimise audio or visual material saving in the required format.
- Compress digital assets.
- Select edit points to create a smooth transition in the material and achieve required audio effects using sound and acoustic effects as required.
- Review edited material to ensure appropriateness for the target audience, house style and platform.
- Gather audience data to evaluate the impact and success of a production against its objectives.
- Use lessons learned to evaluate the success of the production and identify areas for improvement for future productions.
- Use continuing professional development planning to support own current and future training and development needs.
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