Tutorials – Breakdown – Intro to Scheduling

Get started Write Breakdown Visualize Plan Shoot Support Desk  ➚ Youtube  ➚ Contact  ➚ Tutorials  →  Breakdown  →  Intro to SchedulingIntro to SchedulingA shooting schedule is an outline of which scenes will be shot on every shooting day of a production. Schedules include granular details like prep and shoot times, lunch, travel time for company moves,… Continue reading Tutorials – Breakdown – Intro to Scheduling

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

Film Financing Film Production Pre-Production Post-Production Film Distribution 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 in film?… Continue reading What is Pre-Production in Film — A Blueprint for Success

What Is a Shooting Schedule — And Why You Need One

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How to Make a Call Sheet in StudioBinder — Step by Step

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What is Turnaround in Film — Definition & Examples Explained

Filmmakers dream of getting the greenlight– the go-ahead from a studio to get started on their project. But even a greenlight doesn’t necessarily mean a movie will see the light of day, or the darkness of a theater. There is still, unfortunately, the possibility of a turnaround. What does turnaround mean in film, and how… Continue reading What is Turnaround in Film — Definition & Examples Explained

What is the Dood Report and How Can It Help My Budget

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The Ultimate Guide to an Effective Production Calendar

Ultimate Guide to Production Calendars How to Plan a Shoot Mastering Your Production Calendar How to Use a Production Calendar Template Production has a million pieces and if you’re not careful, dates and segments will fall through the cracks. That’s why producers on feature films and explainer videos use a production calendar. Working from a screenplay,… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to an Effective Production Calendar

Anatomy of a Call Sheet — How to Make a Call Sheet in Film/TV

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What is a Line Producer — Ultimate Guide to Duties & Salary

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Short Film Schedule Tips — How to Plan Your Entire Production

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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

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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

How to Create a One Line Schedule for Any Production

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Ultimate Guide to Script Supervisors (FREE Script Supervisor Template)

Script DepartmentOpen menu Screenwriter Script Supervisors Ultimate Guide to Film Crew Positions 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… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Script Supervisors (FREE Script Supervisor Template)

How to Plan a Film Shoot: 10 Tips for Estimating Times on a Schedule

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