Sometimes on a film set, producers and directors will need to reset and recalibrate. The shooting schedule for the shoot day might need to change if the original plan no longer feels plausible. Film producers and movie directors will often resist large changes to the production schedule on the shooting day. But sometimes resets can be very helpful.
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- On the last day of the main production…I realized that the shooting schedule…I had previously created just wouldn't work.…We weren't going as quickly as I had anticipated…that would would've and there's no way…we could get the shots that we needed…to have the scene make sense in just one shoot day.…So instead of just plowing through…I made the decision to scrap the whole…original plan and start over.…Because the shoot went late the night before…I didn't have any time to make changes…before I got to set.…So here I am in production, on set,…everybody's here and ready to work…and waiting for me and ready to be done…and go home and then I tell them that I need…to start over and plan the day, it was humbling.…
But everyone was remarkable supportive while they waited.…I grabbed a couple people from the crew…to help me replan the day, I grabbed Gevin,…our first AD, because he has so much experience…in planning shoots and also because he's first AD…and should be intimately familiar…with the new plan for the day.…I also grabbed Amy Anser, who was extremely skilled…
Find the rest of the courses in the series—on everything from script writing to directing—on Chad's author page.
- Understanding the role of different crew members
- Sending out call sheets
- Using a slate
- Keeping continuity with a script supervisor and production photographer
- Keeping the crew fed, happy, and safe
- Rescheduling shoots
- Dealing with wardrobe for a large cast
- Using special effects makeup
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Creating a Short Film: 05 Directingwith Chad Perkins2h 27m Appropriate for all
Creating a Short Film: 03 Pre-Productionwith Chad Perkins2h 13m Appropriate for all
Foundations of Video: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
Up and Running with DSLR Filmmakingwith Chad Perkins1h 10m Appropriate for all
"The Assurance"7m 43s
1. Common Crew Members
2. Film Production Basics
4. Keeping the Crew Happy
5. Our Big Resets
6. Working with Props
7. Preparing to Shoot
8. Special Effects Makeup
Final thoughts1m 33s
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