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Tip #323: Practical Tips to Avoid Film-making Stress
Common sense saves time and reduces stress.
Lewis McGregor first reported this for PremiumBeat. I’ve summarized his key points here.
Often, stress during a project starts as a small thing that can be easily managed. Sure, these ideas might be common sense tips, but it’s the type of advice you don’t really think about until you find yourself in a particularly stressful situation.
- Set up as much as possible before you arrive on location
- Minimize the amount of “winging it”
- Store and label equipment like a grip truck, even if you drive a small hatchback
- Quash what-ifs with backups
Perhaps the causes of your stress are a little different than listed above. Regardless, you can minimize the general stress of shooting solo by focusing on setting up gear ahead of time and the organizing your equipment.