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 good shot list maximizes your shooting time and limits downtime across all departments. In this post we’ll discuss the essentials of the shot list, and provide the only film & photography shot list template you’ll ever need, free.
Filmmaking is commonly broken down into three distinct phases: pre-production, production and post-production. The rule of thumb is that anything you do in one phase will cost you double if you try to do it in the next phase. When someone asks me "what is pre production," I reply "pre production is the most important phase of the filmmaking process."
Storyboards raise the visual bar. Projects that include a storyboard are more likely to side-step the blunders that can result from miscommunication during production.
Let's face it, shooting schedules can be super complicated. Who’s available when? How do we shoot the most expensive elements? It’s easy to forget that a production schedule is as much a psychological tool as it is a logistical one. Here's how you can schedule a shoot to be a more positive and productive environment.
Looking to storyboard your project? A great storyboard not only excites talent, crew, and clients, but also aligns your production departments behind the vision. We’ve compiled a list of our top 8 websites to help you find and hire a talented storyboard artist.
Creating a script breakdown is all about identifying various "elements" in a scene to better understand its shooting requirements. In this post, we'll review the process of marking (or "tagging") scenes to create a script breakdown.
So your script is done, and you are about to begin the script breakdown process. In order for the script to import correctly into scheduling software, you must review the script for formatting errors. In this article, we'll review some of the most common culprits.