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Designing and Producing the Television Commercial
explains the business, art, and technology of creating a commercial from the development of the client's message to postproduction. The processes and procedures described are applicable to agencies working for major clients and local and regional advertisers, and the differences are pointed out and discussed throughout the book. This text is ideal for students who want to become producers, directors, or writers at an advertising agency, production company, or with an advertiser.
- Examples and anecdotes from actual commercial productions throughout the text provide students with insights into how the process works in a professional setting.
- Classroom exercises and discussion questions are included in each chapter, helping students develop a critical perspective on the material in each chapter.
- Biographical profiles of professionals in the field provide students with possible career paths as well as role models.
Designing and Producing the Television Commercial explains the business, art, and technology of creating a commercial from the development of the client's message to postproduction. This text is ideal for readers who want to become producers, directors, or writers at an advertising agency, production company, or with an advertiser.
Table of Contents
Each chapter contains “Discussion Questions,” “Recommended Reading,” “Recommended Web Site,” and “Notes.”
1. TV Commercials and the People Who Make Them.
What Is a TV Commercial?
Components of the Commercial.
The TV Commercial in Society.
Who Makes Television Commercials?
Overview of the Process.
Profile of an Account Executive: Pennie Gorney.
2. The TV Commercial Industry.
The Business Model.
A Little History About Broadcasting.
The Birth of the TV Commercial.
Rules, Regulations, and Strong Suggestions.
Looking to the Future.
3. Advertising Research and Strategy.
Marketing and Advertising Research.
Who Plays the Ad Game?
4. Creative Development.
The Creative Team.
Profile of a Writer: Danielle Teschner.
The Starting Points of the Creative Concept.
The Creative Concept.
Writing and Design.
The Client Pitch Meeting.
5. Selecting the Director.
The Commercial Pool.
Production Companies and Directors.
The Bidding Process.
6. The Client Estimate.
The Agency Production Team.
The Client Estimate.
Other Production Costs.
Preparation and Delivery of the Client Production Estimate.
Pre-Production Tasks—In Brief.
Pre-Production Tasks—In Detail.
8. Shooting the Commercial.
The Chronology of the Shoot.
Build Days and Pre-Light.
The Day of the Shoot.
Shooting to the Board.
Back to Shooting.
The Role of the Client and Agency.
Communication on the Set.
Breakdown and Wrap.
9. Sound, Graphics, Special Effects, and Animation.
Graphics, Special Effects, and Animation Design and Production.
Analog Tape Editing.
11. The Wrap.
Wrapping up Business.
Holding Fees and Residual Payments.