Your film scheduling software might be able to juggle your cast, crew, and locations perfectly. You may even be using an excellent shooting schedule template. But here’s the truth. Even if the logistics are rock solid, your schedule may not be. Here are ten pro tips to help you create a shooting schedule that actually builds momentum on set.
Today, I’m going to show you how to schedule a ten-page shoot if you’re looking to maximize your budget constraints. Shooting ten pages in a day is a worst-case scenario, but sometimes those worst-case scenarios can happen on your production. When they do, your shooting schedule needs to be very precise and prepared.
We all watch movies but rarely do we pause to think just how those movies were created. It’s the culmination of a large team of specialists and a production designer is an irreplaceable part of it.
The crew deal memo is a form that provides protection between the production company (or financier) and crew. While it’s quite simple finding a crew deal memo template online, you’ll need to be careful with using those because they often use certain clauses and stipulations favoring one party over the other.
The film location scout has found the ‘perfect’ place for next week’s shoot. Sure it may fit the scene, but what if they’ve overlooked some important considerations that could potentially ruin a shoot day? It’s your responsibility to make sure that doesn’t happen.
The producer’s daily production report, often shortened to DPR or just PR, is one of the most important pieces of paperwork generated by production. It assesses progress, catches inefficiencies, and tracks each production daily expenses. If you’ve only worked on small indie productions, it’s possible that you’ve never seen a DPR. Get to know (and love) the process with our free production report template and step-by-step guide.
Are you sure you own your movie? You may be shocked to learn that without release forms from each of your actors, your film does not belong to you! Fortunately, we’ve got an actor release form template you can use, and a handy guide to help you use it. That way, all your hard work making your film won’t go to waste!
There’s a lot that goes into creating an accurate and thorough call sheet. In this article, we’ll not only review best practices, but also provide call sheet templates and free call sheet software to help you turn around a professional call sheet with ease.
So someone forwarded you a production time report (aka the “SAG Exhibit G”) to fill out for your production, and you have no idea where to start? Fear not! You have come to the right place. This quick and easy guide will walk you through everything you need to know.
Selecting and booking your shooting location can be a daunting challenge. Is a permit required? How do you get the owner’s permission? What does your location scout need from you? How do you handle insurance? Do you need a film location release?