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SCHEDULING YOUR FILM GUIDE: 1. START SIMPLE

In the next couple of weeks, we're going to present a series of guidelines to follow when scheduling a film. Today we're going to talk about a pretty simple rule which makes a lot of difference when getting started. Specifically, this suggestion is to start the schedule with simple, straightforward, uncomplicated scenes. While this rule applies to almost every day, it is most important on your first day and on first days at new locations or with a significant number of new talent or crew...

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SCHEDULING YOUR FILM GUIDE: 2. WHAT'S IMPORTANT

Another guideline to keep in mind when scheduling your film is: keep what’s important in mind. This could mean many things but here we're talking about important scenes or important pieces of content that are essential to our production. if you're making a narrative film this could be a climactic scene. Heck, if you're shooting a wedding video this could be getting the right shot of the couple during the first dance or cutting the cake. Whatever it is, it's important to the story that you're trying to tell or it's important to your client, so keep it in mind when scheduling your shooting days...
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THINKING ABOUT PRE-PRODUCTION

In the next couple of weeks, we're going to present a series of guidelines to follow when scheduling a film. Today we're going to talk about a pretty simple rule which makes a lot of difference when getting started. Specifically, this suggestion is to start the schedule with simple, straightforward, uncomplicated scenes. While this rule applies to almost every day, it is most important on your first day and on first days at new locations or with a significant number of new talent or crew.

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PRODUCTION MANAGER

Production Manager (PM) is one of the most intense jobs that you can have on a film; I’ve seen near nervous breakdowns, occasional day-drinking and many other coping habits in PMs trying to deal with the stress and challenges of crazy days on production. While these occurrences were rare, it proves that this job isn’t for everyone. The buck stops at their desk, literally, so this takes a rare mix of personality, technical skills, organization and stamina...

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