Tutorials – Breakdown – Production Reports Explained

Get started Write Breakdown Visualize Plan Shoot Support Desk  ➚ Youtube  ➚ Contact  ➚ Tutorials  →  Breakdown  →  Production Reports ExplainedProduction Reports ExplainedThere are many production and scheduling reports that are created during the pre-production stage. In this course, we’ll explore how to generate various reports in StudioBinder — DOOD reports, breakdown summaries, one-liners, and more.… Continue reading Tutorials – Breakdown – Production Reports Explained

What is Pre-Production in Film — A Blueprint for Success

Stages of Film Production Film Financing Film Production Pre-Production Post-Production Film Distribution Film Marketing Pre-Production can be overwhelming even for the seasoned producer. It requires knowledge of many facets of production, as well as an ability to prevent potential crises down the line. It’s not always easy but if you stay organized, it’s pretty simple.… Continue reading What is Pre-Production in Film — A Blueprint for Success

How to Format a Script Before Starting the Script Breakdown

So your script is done, and you are about to begin the script breakdown process. 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 and how to fix them.Continue reading How to Format a Script Before… Continue reading How to Format a Script Before Starting the Script Breakdown

Script Breakdown Colors — How Colors Work in a Breakdown

Whether you are a producer, 1st AD, or script supervisor, breaking down a script is an incredibly daunting and tedious task. Overtime, the process of breaking down a script by color has become the only organized and efficient way of tackling the task. In this article, we’ll take a look at how to breakdown a… Continue reading Script Breakdown Colors — How Colors Work in a Breakdown

The Complete Guide to Mastering Script Breakdown Elements

Cast. Props. Animal Trainers. Child Actor Trainers. They’re all production elements that make up a scene breakdown sheet. Now we’re going to dive into the details and guide you through the complex process of sorting and categorizing your script breakdown elements. Is sound the same as music? Where does set dressing end and props begin?… Continue reading The Complete Guide to Mastering Script Breakdown Elements

A Filmmaker’s Guide to Script Breakdowns

A Filmmaker’s Guide to Script Breakdowns (Free Ebook)Learn how to create script breakdowns, categorize elements, and generate production reports. Download Now How to Create a Script Breakdown ExplainedThe script breakdown process explained, start to finishBeing able to execute proper camera exposure in photography and video requires fundamental knowledge of what’s known as The Exposure Triangle.… Continue reading A Filmmaker’s Guide to Script Breakdowns

Props Breakdown — How to Make a List of All Props in a Script

One of the most crucial elements to a scene can be a prop. Props are important for a film’s plot, characters, and overall story. Ensuring that every prop in a screenplay is accounted for and brought on set can be overwhelming. However, creating a props list by breaking down a screenplay is a sure fire… Continue reading Props Breakdown — How to Make a List of All Props in a Script

TV Commercial Production Process — From Script to Schedule

If you’ve used StudioBinder’s project management tools before, you know the value of managing a project collaboratively under one roof. However, for those of us who work in commercial television production using AV scripts, we’re left on the outside looking in, right? Not necessarily. The way I see it is, StudioBinder is a tool which… Continue reading TV Commercial Production Process — From Script to Schedule

What are Story Days and How They Work in a Script Breakdown

Time equals change, and unless your entire script takes place over a single day or in some alternate universe where time doesn’t exist, you’re going to have multiple days, months, or even years to account for. Storylines are not always written in chronological order, and rarely are they shot in order. So how are you… Continue reading What are Story Days and How They Work in a Script Breakdown

Breaking Down the Wedding Scene from Crazy Rich Asians

Every production starts with the script breakdown. Whether you’re working on an effects-heavy mega-budget project like Age of Ultron or a micro-budget indie like Paranormal Activity, you won’t really know what bringing that story to life is going to require until you get into the script and take it apart element by element. So, let’s… Continue reading Breaking Down the Wedding Scene from Crazy Rich Asians

Breaking Down the Contemporary Western: Westworld

As the lovechild of the Costume Drama and the Fantasy Adventure, the Western might have more considerations that go into producing it than any other genre. When shooting a western, you’ve got costumes, animals, and stunt work to contend with. You’ve got locations and dirt and weather…And that’s just on an ordinary shoot day.  In… Continue reading Breaking Down the Contemporary Western: Westworld

A Tale of Two Script Breakdowns: Titanic vs. Brooklyn

A script breakdown is one of the most important phases of pre-production. It’s usually the first time you start to develop a clear picture of the size, scope, and cost of a production. Breakdowns allow filmmakers to find the balance between telling the strongest story for the lowest budget. Easier said than done, but in today’s article… Continue reading A Tale of Two Script Breakdowns: Titanic vs. Brooklyn

Download a Script Breakdown Sheet Template, FREE | StudioBinder

FREE Script Breakdown Sheet Template & Online BuilderLooking for a script breakdown sheet template ? We have two options for you! Either download the breakdown template below, or use StudioBinder to tag your elements and generate breakdown reports online. CREATE SCRIPT BREAKDOWN ONLINE NOW Peek Inside the Script Breakdown Sheet TemplateDownload an industry-standard breakdown sheet template with cast & element legends. What’s included in… Continue reading Download a Script Breakdown Sheet Template, FREE | StudioBinder

Download a Daily Production Report Template, FREE

Download Your Free, Daily Production Report TemplateThis production report template is fully customizable and can be expanded to fit any production. TEMPLATE INCLUDES: Timesheets for talent & crew. Track time in/out and OTMedia usage details and technical notesTalent and Location Releases LogsPO Log to document additional day-to-day expensesTrack meal counts, plates, and substantials, and more Get your free daily… Continue reading Download a Daily Production Report Template, FREE