Video village is an area on a film set where a large monitor is set up so that key film crew members can observe the movie as it is being filmed. These key crew members - such as wardrobe, script supervisor, the cinematographer, and the director - will gather around video village and note any problems with takes that they notice.
- Usually on set, the DP will run a line from the camera…to a bigger monitor next to set, which displays a live feed…of what the camera is capturing.…Key personnel with gather around the monitor and watch…the shot for any potential issues and alert the AD…or director if they notice any problems.…This area is called Video Village.…This area gets kind of congested because everybody wants…to watch the movie being filmed.…But it's important to make enough room so the people that…actually need to be there can see what's going on.…It's important that the script supervisor is watching…in Video Village.…
Our script supervisor, Amy Anser, with her seemingly…bionic eyes caught all kinds of little issues and problems…that no one else noticed.…Video Village is the most important place to spot continuity…issues as well.…So it's no wonder that Amy was always found right there…in front of it.…From my experience, makeup, hair and wardrobe need to be…there, they will notice things that are amiss in their…respective fields, because they're really attuned to those…
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 Intermediate
Creating a Short Film: 05 Directingwith Chad Perkins2h 27m Intermediate
Creating a Short Film: 03 Pre-Productionwith Chad Perkins2h 13m Intermediate
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Intermediate
"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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