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Shooting Schedule Pro Tips - How to Shoot 10 Pages a Day - Featured - StudioBinder

Shooting Schedule Pro Tips for a 10-Page Shoot Day

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.

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10 Production Design Tips For Filmmakers on a Budget - Featured - StudioBinder-min

10 Production Design Tips For Filmmakers on a Budget

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.

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Mastering the Crew Deal Memo Template - Featured - StudioBinder

Mastering the Crew Deal Memo (with FREE Template)

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.

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The Ultimate Film Location Scouting Checklist - Featured - StudioBinder-min

The Ultimate Location Scouting Cheat Sheet for Producers and ADs (with free checklist)

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.

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The Daily Production Report Explained with FREE Daily Production Report Template - StudioBinder - Featured

The Daily Production Report Explained (with FREE production report template)

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.

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How to Fill Out SAG Exhibit G - A Complete Step-by-Step Guide - StudioBinder - Featured

The ABC’s of SAG Exhibit G: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide

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.

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How to Secure Film Locations (FREE Location Release Form)

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?

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