Video Production

Putting theory into practice

by Steve Dawkins and Ian Wynd

Applying Theory to Practice: Bonus ‘Friends’ chapter

This extra chapter looks at how we can apply the concepts and ideas covered in Part One of Video Production to a real life, well-known television programme. Although the cast and crew of ‘Friends’ were working with different resources than you are (they had less time, but a bigger budget and more professional experience), we can still see where theory comes in. Whether you’re making a production like ‘Friends’ or analysing it, this chapter shows how a foundation in theoretical understanding is helpful throughout every stage of production. This chapter should inspire you to increase your knowledge, understanding and skills – it will inevitably benefit your own projects.