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

How to Create Multiple Shooting Schedules & Why You Should

Everyone loves options. Especially when it comes down to money, and as we all in the filmmaking world know, time is money. So, if you’re an AD, having multiple versions of the shooting schedule comes in handy when presenting to the higher ups. So, how do you do that? With StudioBinder’s version history manager, which… Continue reading How to Create Multiple Shooting Schedules & Why You Should

How to Manage Shooting Locations in StudioBinder

INT. BATHROOM, EXT. SANTA MONICA PIER, EXT. NEW YORK STREET. What do all of these have in common? Well, first of all, they’re all scene headings, at least two-thirds of one. Secondly, they’re all different places or locations. There isn’t a set rule on how many locations to include in a script, but remember that… Continue reading How to Manage Shooting Locations in StudioBinder

What is a Line Producer: Ultimate Guide to Duties, Salary and More

What is a line producer? What do they do? Great question. And not uncommon, even for people well-versed in film. The role of the line producer, like many inner-workings of the entertainment industry, is shrouded in secrecy.  We’ve got the “ins,” we’ve done the research, and right now we’re going to give you the ultimate… Continue reading What is a Line Producer: Ultimate Guide to Duties, Salary and More

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

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. So what is pre-production? When does it start and when does it end? This… Continue reading What is Pre-Production in Film? A Blueprint for Success

Ultimate Guide to Script Supervisors (FREE Script Supervisor Template)

We’ve all seen a continuity error in a film or noticed a plot hole at some point. The fact that you don’t see hundreds of them is because productions hire someone to pay attention to the details of a script. This person on set is known as the script supervisor. We’ll go over what a… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Script Supervisors (FREE Script Supervisor Template)

What is a Gantt Chart? Your Project Management Solution

If you’ve ever used production calendars, you probably have used a Gantt chart. But if you’re sitting there wondering what is a Gantt chart, you’re in the right place. They’re super easy to use tools, that can save you a million headaches when prepping, managing, and even finishing a video project. Let’s see define it… Continue reading What is a Gantt Chart? Your Project Management Solution

The Ultimate Guide to Production Reports

Nobody likes doing paperwork, but sometimes it’s just part of your job. On a film shoot, production reports are how the production office communicates with each department, and vice-versa. Fortunately, StudioBinder makes creating reports easy so you have more time to rest and recharge before the next shooting day. Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Production… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Production Reports

15 Pro Tips to Create a More Encouraging Production Schedule

L et’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 to make a schedule for your shoot that will increase the productivity and… Continue reading 15 Pro Tips to Create a More Encouraging Production Schedule

The Ultimate Guide to Call Sheets (with FREE Call Sheet Template)

A well-made call sheet is the difference between a successful shoot and production hell. And the quality of film production call sheet comes down to the quality of the call sheet template. Mistakes can easily snowball and lead to major confusion, and eventual delays.   Fear not.   In this all-inclusive callsheet guide, we’ll not only provide a callsheet… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Call Sheets (with FREE Call Sheet Template)

8 Residential Filming Locations for Your Budget in LA

If you’re an independent filmmaker or content creator, you may be looking for cheap filming locations in Los Angeles that still look good. It may be important for your movie location to be in the thirty mile zone. Fact is there are many great property owners who know the needs of filmmakers on a budget. In… Continue reading 8 Residential Filming Locations for Your Budget in LA

How to Make a Call Sheet Online with StudioBinder’s Call Sheet Software

C reating call sheets is time consuming, complicated and necessary. But what if you had an easy to use call sheet template that you could apply to all your projects? What StudioBinder offers is a simple and clear way to create, send and track a call sheet template online. In this post, I’m going to show… Continue reading How to Make a Call Sheet Online with StudioBinder’s Call Sheet Software

How to Create an Online Film, Photo & Video Production Timeline [Free Template]

Pablo Picasso once said, “Our goals can only be reached through the vehicle of a plan. There is no other route to success.” In the production world, every component depends on a clear, well-organized timeline. With the dawn of the online timeline creator, crew members can now easily structure and navigate the complex elements of… Continue reading How to Create an Online Film, Photo & Video Production Timeline [Free Template]