Planning: Concept

A straightforward concept with good ideas based on the assignment/question as well as the resources available, or still to be developed, enables you to reach your objective in a goal-oriented and resource-efficient manner.


  • Duration
    Long (more than 1 hour)
  • Complexity
  • Group size
    1 to 100 persons

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Description Long

Planning involves defining the approach, but it also has an ‘opening’ dimension. You will start to research topic-related texts, graphics, dates and studies. You will also investigate relevant interview and practice partners, possible filming locations, settings and environments. Utilise the workgroup for exchange about other films on the topic, what contents was relevant, why you are captivated by some films and not by others? This broad basis helps you to specify the problem of the assignment, and to develop ideas for the realisation thereof. It is now time, during the emergence of the concept, to roughly clarify organisational questions concerning shooting and editing. The consolidation of contents and initial ideas supports you during the subsequent writing of the script. Remain open-minded and agile, maintain a balance between planning, inspiration and intuition.


You always want to focus on the assignment/question. The time invested in the film should be worthwhile for both you and the audience, it should arouse interest, increase knowledge and be fun to watch.


The realisation should not be too conservative, and it can certainly be controversial.


Die Umsetzung sollte möglichst nicht zu gewöhnlich und kann durchaus auch kontrovers sein.


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