Plan and manage film and media pre-production

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUFPPM601A, 'Plan and manage film and media pre-production'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Confirm scope of productions

1. Consult with producer or director to clarify production expectations based on negotiations or decisions made during the development phase

2. Break down scripts scene by scene to establish detailed resource requirements

3. From script breakdowns, identify issues that have budget or shooting implications

4. Prepare preliminary overall and pre-production schedules

5. Prepare preliminary shooting schedule to confirm that length of shoot allowed in budget is accurate

Finalise budgets

6. Establish cost and availability of required resources from reliable suppliers and information sources, taking into account relevant considerations

7. Re-time scripts to help prepare accurate estimates of production times and to identify whether scripts need pruning to meet budget constraints.

8. Liaise with relevant colleagues to clarify requirements, roles and responsibilities in different production and post-production areas

9. Identify potential problems with conflicting production requirements, and take appropriate action to resolve

10. Present cost estimates to relevant colleagues for discussion and negotiate changes and compromises as required

11. Compile final resource schedule, including adequate contingency plans

12. Ensure budgets reflect realistic achievement of creative and technical production requirements, availability of resources and personnel requirements

Manage pre-production

13. Oversee establishment of a production office, ensuring that it is fully operational for the start of pre-production activities

14. Meet regularly with heads of departments to monitor expenditure against budget estimates, taking action as required to keep overall expenditure within budget

15. Circulate scripts to relevant personnel and establish and monitor the process for communicating script changes

16. Set up the financial organisation of the production and processes for reporting against budgets

17. Ensure that all arrangements for access to locations are completed correctly

18. Organise publicity and press briefings as required

19. Commission safety reports from approved safety consultants and circulate reports to relevant organisations and personnel

20. Oversee pre-production activities of all departments, providing guidance and assistance as required

21. Finalise shooting schedules and circulate final production documentation to relevant personnel

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFPPM601A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUF60107 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media