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?
A great antagonist is much more than just a “villain” to challenge your main character. There are many delicate components to creating a great antagonist. From casting to compelling storylines to inspired acting choices. However, it all starts in the script, and is fleshed out in the director’s script analysis.
Considering cinema’s origin in black and white, it’s not surprising that many filmmakers have an obsession with color in films. From wardrobe choices and color gels to post-production filters and fonts, movie color schemes play a vital role in a director’s vision.
Congratulations! You’ve survived pre-production, production and most of post-production on your film. You’ve worked with dozens, maybe hundreds (or thousands) of people along the way. Now it’s time to give them the billing they deserve in your film’s end credits. In this post we’re going to review standard film credits order hierarchies, and share our “Feature and Short Film Credits Template” to get the job done even faster.
Enigmatic filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky believed that creating the “pressure of time” was one of his key film techniques he used to keep audiences hooked. In this video essay post, we’ll be digging into some of his most immersive techniques.