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FTV Content Guidelines

TV Content - Production Guidelines


 

1. Content Quality and Standards:

  • All content must be of high quality, including resolution, audio clarity, and production value.

  • Content must adhere to the relevant broadcast regulations and guidelines of the target markets

  • Content duration can be delivered in following formats:

    • ​LONG (up to 12 minutes MAX)

    • ​SHORT (must be exactly 3 minutes)

    • SPARK (10-30sec extraction of key moment/s)

    • Other potential versions possible to discuss before the production. 

  • Each video clip must be delivered in 2 versions: 

    • CLEAN (no titles, no dates, no subtitles)

    • WITH TITLES (every person who gives an interview must have full name, dates must be discussed before editing with FTV managers)

    • Other potential versions possible to discuss before the production.

 

2. Originality and Copyright:

 

  • Ensure that the content provided is original or properly licensed to avoid copyright infringement.

  • Suppliers should provide necessary documentation or licenses for the content they provide.

 

3. Language and Subtitles:

 

  • Content should be available in ENGLISH. If the interviewer speaks a language other than English, you will need to provide subtitles and overlay them on the video. 

  • Subtitles or dubbing should be accurate and be in ENGLISH.

  • All text and names must be written in English and with English letters and punctuation symbols.  

4. Technical Specifications:

 

  • Content must meet specific technical specifications for broadcasting, including format, resolution, and aspect ratio (Video Specs)

  • Provide clear guidelines for file naming, storage, and delivery formats.

 

5. Video shooting & Editing guidelines:

 

Video shooting guidelines:

  • Please shoot B-Roll footage of each location (i.e. street, building, room long shot).

  • Please shoot detail shots/intercuts (i.e. hands doing something) to have a visual transition from long shots to close ups.

  • Please make sure you shoot enough atmospheric visuals to be able to edit a "non-talking" version for nighttime broadcasts.

  • Anything you film must have a story. Film the fragments that will build the story. The clips must be suitable for our channel’s 'look & feel'.

  • The camera should be placed at the same height as the object's eyes.

  • Be aware of the background of the shot. Try to ‘build’ your storyline by filming atmosphere shots, good looking people, and interesting moments. Film the outside area and the guests’ arrivals. Film the sign or logo of the venue. Focus on glamorous guests (especially worldwide celebrities and famous faces).

  • Use a tripod for steady motions. If in a crowded place, use a monopod. If you know you'll be moving about, use a Gimbal or any other steadying device.

  • All fashion show footage must be filmed by at least 2 cameras (The videographers should be in sync and make sure that there is always usable video). 

  • Very Important: Microphones captured in the footage must display the FTV logo.

 

Sound recording:

  • Please have a Clip-On Lavalier Mic on the interviewee If you decide to voice the questions, have an additional mic on the interviewer, recording clean sound of each person on a separate mic.

  • Have the on-camera mic recording a separate track of ambience.

  • Microphones you use should be dynamic microphones to avoid background noises. 

  • Always check your sound to prevent picking.

  • In a loud environment like clubs always try to find the quiet spot for interview.

  • If recording in an external recorder, please make sure to separate each interview and not record in one file.

 

Light:

  • If you will be traveling in different locations on the go (indoors, outdoors, day, night etc), you will require a light and a reflector for natural light to lighten scenes and a sensitive camera for dark scenes.

Editing:

  • In post production it can get different forms and shapes.

  • One of the options is a chronological timeline from the morning until nighttime. Others are chapters by subjects.

  • Never use a black screen (used as a base for an editing effect), neither at the beginning nor at the end of the clip (i.e. when a fashion show starts in darkness, we will not broadcast this part).

  • Use only cuts or fades in the video clips. 

  • Clips should end with fade out of video and sound.

  • Fit the editing to our channel’s ‘look & feel’.

  • Keep the editing dynamic and interesting.

  • Don't use long interviews.

  • It's important that the music will fit the video.

  • Please don't include cigarettes and alcohol bottles in the editing.

  • The most important thing is to BE CREATIVE.

 

Music selection:

  • We will not accept clips with music containing explicit language. Please use good judgment and select music carefully.

  • Use only music from paid websites like artlist.io, epidemicsound.com, etc. 

 

6. Content Metadata:

 

  • Suppliers should provide accurate and comprehensive metadata for each content item, including title, description, people involved, and any relevant keywords.

 

7. Content Delivery:

 

  • Specify preferred delivery methods and deadlines for submitting content.

  • Provide guidelines for secure and efficient content transfer, considering encryption and data protection.

 

8. Review and Approval Process:

 

  • Establish a clear process for content review and approval before broadcasting.

  • Outline the steps involved, the responsible parties, and the expected timelines.

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