The scope of work is a project management term that is defined as what work needs to be done on a project in order to successfully complete the contract. Where can you find the scope of work? How does a sample scope of work look like for a commercial a client needs? In this movie, author Richard Harrington walks you through an example scope of work for a commercial.
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- Scope of work is a project management term…that refers to what work has to be done…in order to successfully complete the contract.…Well, I'm actually a certified project manager…and at my company, RHED Pixel, we try to employ…a formal project management approach…to the creative process.…In fact, you can find out more about project management…in creative projects by checking out the online library here…for some courses that we've done.…Let's talk specifically about this project.…The scope of work for this particular commercial…was pretty straightforward.…
We were contracted to produce a public service announcement,…often referred to as a PSA.…This PSA was originally designed to be…a :60, a :30, and a :15 second version.…We ended up actually creating a fourth version…based upon a client request.…As such, there was a change in scope,…and we were able to charge a small additional amount…to cover that extra work.…But this is pretty typical for a commercial,…and that's to produce multiple versions to accommodate…what the different broadcast networks would like.…
- Meeting the project and team
- Writing the script
- Casting actors
- Scouting for locations
- Creating schedules and budgets
- Shooting scenes
- Retiming footage
- Color grading
- Compressing for delivery
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1. Meet the Project and Team
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