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. We’ve put together in-depth film location scouting checklist to help you identify whether a location fits a production’s many technical and logistic needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A photo release form is often mistaken for model release form, but they couldn't be more different. In this post we'll cover how they differ, and why they're so important. We'll also provide a photo release form template to get you started.
A model release form is super important since it protects photographers from liability and licensing claims that may arise down the road. In this article we'll go into how to maximize its protections, and provide a model release form template to get you started.