EPISODE 2

MAKING IT
We're The A-Team! 
Hiring Film Crew Department Heads

The first step to building a great film crew is securing department heads. Watch as the team hires their Director of Photography and 1st Assistant Director and discusses film crew and camera budget.

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MAKING IT: EPISODE 2

Where to begin with your film crew 

Now is the time to begin building your team so that you can hire an effective film crew. You'll also want to put together your production calendar so that you can stay on track. You may have an idea for your budget, but the department heads might have some objections.

In the second episode of our pre-production web-series, we hire key department heads like the Director of Photography and 1st Assistant Director so the team can spread out and secure film equipment and crew. They also build the production calendar. What happens next? 

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What does an assistant director do? The article defines first assistant director duties and links to other resources that will help you plan and safely run your set days.

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  • Helpful tips for building a shooting schedule 

A production calendar (Gantt Chart) is the best tool you have for planning out your entire production. You can build one online right here, so check it out! 

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  • Proper production workflow
  • How to set up task dependencies
  • How to assign task to department heads

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