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 Invite and Accept Teammate Invitations in StudioBinder

Filmmaking is a collaborative medium. There are countless people and departments that help bring a project together. So, having a solution that allows you to invite others to work together is invaluable. Luckily, StudioBinder makes inviting and accepting invitations to be a team member easy by having one place to manage your team. Follow along… Continue reading How to Invite and Accept Teammate Invitations in StudioBinder

How to Recover Shots Using the Version History Manager

So you’re knee-deep in Pre-Production, shooting script formatted, script broken down and you’re almost done with the shot list. Then, you receive an updated version of the script, so you import that into your StudioBinder project and then all of the sudden you’re missing shots on your shot list. What happened? Well, typically that means… Continue reading How to Recover Shots Using the Version History Manager

How to Use StudioBinder’s Collaborator Feature Like a Pro

As your filmmaking career progresses you’re going to be working with more and more people all the time. Each new project might be a completely different crew than the last. So, how do you manage this with a production software? Well, with StudioBinder’s Collaborator feature it’s as easy as typing an email. Come along for… Continue reading How to Use StudioBinder’s Collaborator Feature Like a Pro

How to Collaborate with Comments in StudioBinder

When you want feedback on your script or when you’re heading into production, communication is essential. This usually involves a series of emails, phone calls, or handwritten notes–all from different sources. These become difficult to organize and easy to lose. When you’re working with a project in StudioBinder, there’s no need for external apps, Word documents,… Continue reading How to Collaborate with Comments in StudioBinder

How to Create a Production Company Business Plan [FREE Template]

Highly successful video companies start with a strong production company business plan. Whether your company has been around for a while, or you’re a freelancer ready to take your services to the next level, this post will provide you with actionable strategies for success to compete more effectively right now.Continue reading How to Create a… Continue reading How to Create a Production Company Business Plan [FREE Template]

Download your FREE Film Budget Template

FREE Film Budget Template for Video ProductionLooking for a film budget template for your next film production? Take your production to the next level by creating a professional shooting schedule online using StudioBinder. DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE Made with Google DriveIncludes top sheet summary and color-coded sheets to get granular with your film production expensesStudioBinder’s Film Budget… Continue reading Download your FREE Film Budget Template

Filmmaking Production Documents, Resources and Templates

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Download a FREE Crew Deal Memo Template

Download Your Free Crew Deal Memo TemplateThis crew deal memo helps producers and UPMs protect their production company from liabilities. TEMPLATE INCLUDES:Employment terms, travel expenses, meals, rental fees, payment methods & more. Industry-standard film crew contract.Easy to print and deliver to your crew members. Get your free crew deal memo template here.Enter your email so we can send you… Continue reading Download a FREE Crew Deal Memo Template

Download a FREE Location Scouting Checklist

Download Your Free Location Tech Scouting ChecklistThis location scouting checklist will help producers and directors identify many of the most common logistic concerns when tech scouting a location.TEMPLATE INCLUDES:Essential location considerations for story, visuals, sounds, surrounding elements, weather, power, facilities, and contracts.Clean, elegant layout for efficiently checking off items.Print-friendly so it can be easily taken to remote… Continue reading Download a FREE Location Scouting Checklist

Download a Film Actor Release Form Template, FREE

Grab Your Free Actor Release Form Template for VideoBefore you can exhibit or distribute your film, you’ll need to secure actor release forms for video. Grab your free release forms below. Secure rights to use image and likeness.Standard, professional legal formatting.Customizable areas are conveniently highlightedIncludes an actor release form for minors. Get your free actor… Continue reading Download a Film Actor Release Form Template, FREE

Download a Film Location Release Form Template, FREE

Download the Film Location Release Form Template, FREE.Planning to secure a shooting location for a film project? Download this location release template for peace of mind.Standard, professional legal formatting.Customizable areas are conveniently called out in red.Based on popular location release form by Indy Mogul.Brief enough not to intimidate owners, but specific enough to cover most production… Continue reading Download a Film Location Release Form Template, FREE