Session 1: An introduction to research methodology (how you do things).
Why is research important?
- Build on what’s gone before or even avoid repeating anything done before.
- Ensure projects are possible, safe and/or affordable before we start.
- We can discover, measure or prove things through quantitative or qualitative data gathering.
Costing a TV programme
Mode of address
£1800 for location fee
£47,667 per episode
£850 for camera hire
£850 a day per cameraman/woman
£1900 a day for production team
£500 a day for copyrighted clips
£50 for copyrighted pictures
£5,100 for camera crew & equipment
£1100 for lighting
£700 for sound equipment
£550 for offline editing
£500 for props
£200 for costumes
DV (digital video) is cheaper to run TV programmes than most other types of cameras, however they are tapes so it can be a real hassle to carry around.
If you work for the BBC, you mostly get music for free, but if you don’t, you have to pay.
Actors have to belong to a society called equity which gives them the right to act. But, they must pay £300 a year for this.
Cameramen earn between £500 and £1000 a day. Editors earn about £300.
BECTU – Broadcast Entertainment Cinema Theatre Union. These set the rates for you.