Short Film Schedule Tips — How to Plan Your Entire Production

Short films are unique in the sense that they’re usually produced under tighter budgets and stricter time-frames than their feature-length counterparts. As such, we thought it would be a good idea to break down how to make a short film schedule, so you can plan your production as efficiently as possible. By the end, you’ll… Continue reading Short Film Schedule Tips — How to Plan Your Entire Production

How to Create a Documentary Shooting Schedule

Shooting a documentary is very different from shooting a narrative film. In many ways it can be on the cuff, guerilla style shooting. Documentaries can also be made of properly planned and composed shoots. Great documentaries are made of both and thus require an organized documentary shooting schedule. Creating a documentary shooting schedule is an effective… Continue reading How to Create a Documentary Shooting Schedule

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 Efficiently Schedule a Montage: Pro Tips for Producers & 1st ADs

Amovie montage can accomplish many things, from interweaving multiple storylines to delivering jokes. But accounting for a montage in your production schedule is no laughing matter. What can be summed up in two or three lines in a script, translates to many more minutes on screen.  So how does the savvy producer or 1st AD… Continue reading How to Efficiently Schedule a Montage: Pro Tips for Producers & 1st ADs

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

9 Keys to Planning Travel on an International Production

A uthor John Steinbeck once said, “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” Managing travel for an international film production adds challenges to an already challenging process. There’s a minutiae of critical detail that needs to be considered in order for everything to run smoothly. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned veteran, here are… Continue reading 9 Keys to Planning Travel on an International Production

10 Shooting Schedule Pro Tips to Build Momentum on Set

Your film scheduling software might be able to juggle your cast, crew, and locations perfectly. You may even be using an excellent shooting schedule template. But here’s the truth. Even if the logistics are rock solid, your schedule may not be. Here are ten pro tips to help you create a shooting schedule that actually… Continue reading 10 Shooting Schedule Pro Tips to Build Momentum on Set