On independent film sets, it is important that cast and crew members have proper breaks and meal times so they can network together. When working on a movie set, members of the film crew and actors in the cast can meet together and coordinate so that they can work together on future independent film productions.
- One of the most important parts of independent filmmaking…is networking with other filmmakers.…At this level of independent filmmaking,…it's just that, independent.…There aren't many places you can get experience on set,…like as a script supervisor, or as a DP, for example,…without knowing people.…And there's no better place to network then on set.…This is another reason to have breaks and meals,…so people can meet each other…and possibly work together in the future.…I've worked on a lot of super-low budget movies,…and many times I worked for free just for the experience.…And even if those movies turned out terrible,…it's not a total loss, because I almost always meet someone…that becomes a new client, or a new collaborator.…
Now, that's all I wanted to say…about the importance of networking.…But in case you're interested,…I'd like to take a moment here in this tutorial…and share with you how networking made…"The Assurance" possible in the first place,…and also the creative projects that have come about since…
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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