I would like to thank Mr Clifford Ng for his time and dedication in teaching us throughout the course and that we are confident in tackling any future events.
Here are some of his quotes that he always says to us: ‘Never Compromise’, ‘Think simple, think logic’ and who could forget “when I was 15, I started my DJ gig so by the time I was your age, I was already a professional so you should be able to do so too”.
The first few weeks were difficult as it was a lot of concepts to grasp at such a little time. But as we did more and more practices, the concepts being delivered were a lot easier to pick up. The course is definitively exciting and it’ll challenge you to give it your best shot. It might even prove that you might be cut out for this line and ignite a passion for production.
Being from the events industry, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this course. There are a lot of things that are similar between these 2 industries. A lot of things that event organisers can implement in their shows to ensure the success of the event. After going through the course, and especially looking at the pandemic that we are in right now, the course has ultimately taught me to conduct events more efficiently, especially if it’s a staged show that requires cameras.
I finally realise how elaborate a production schedule could be after attending the Production Management Course. As Clifford reiterated, how smooth the filming goes, boils down to how organised your Line Producer is. What I would suggest to all media practitioners is to cooperate and give our producers our full support. To be a producer, one requires a high degree of enthusiasm and passion.
The system that were taught in this course is very helpful to me even though my current projects are relatively small. To go in scale I need to have a good system in place which I need to practice. Moving on, I can grow my team and take up bigger projects.
This course helps me to revise the technique of breaking down a script and the thinking logic of unearthing the hidden information form each scene so as for us to better
appreciate all possible elements and list them down to the breakdown sheets.
I was so glad that Clifford has given us a full set of budgeting template and its contents. He also guided us how to keep an up-to-date account system.
As an Assistant Director before, I had never gotten a chance to hands on a Production Strip Board to plan for a list of shooting schedules. It is an eye opener for me indeed and I’m quite excited to be able to become a Line Producer in the near future.
I didn’t expect to learn so much from the course as in how to get organised the preproduction stage. The system that’s the course taught us was really making and it is not just helping me how to breakdowns screenplay further to develop it to Call Sheets, but also how to examine all small little details of every stage to avoid all potential hit up that might occur if we were not careful.