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Tip #1346: 11 Pre-Production Essentials
Everything starts with a plan. Here’s how to start.
This article first appeared in MotionArray.com. This is a summary.
Got a big shoot coming up? Not sure how to prepare? Don’t panic. Here’s the ultimate pre-production checklist at your service!
- Familiarize Yourself with Your Set
- Create an Equipment Checklist
- Get Those Lines DOWN!
- Brush Up on Those Filmmaking Hacks!
- Create a Shooting Schedule
- Account for Extra Time
- Account for Flakers
- Charge and Check EVERYTHING
- Bring Extra Copies of the Script!
- Make a Plan B
- Let. Them. Eat.
Murphy’s Law loves the film industry. Name anything that could go wrong, and there’s a 75% chance it will go wrong. This article includes more details and links to decrease your stress and improve your productions.