During the night shoot on our independent fantasy short film, we had to cancel our shooting at night and coordinate to reschedule the location to do reshoots and pickup shoots. When doing this type of reset in independent filmmaking, it can be difficult to book talent again and get enough crew to shoot your film. But resetting can give a film crew the opportunity to do things better the second time.
- With the failed night shoot during the main production…we had to set up another time at the same location…to shoot it properly.…Because we were really friendly…with the owners of the location…and were very respectful of their property…when we used it the first time,…they let us use the property for only a small fraction…of what they charged us originally.…And since we had the location anyway,…I asked Eva if she wouldn't mind coming…maybe a little earlier to set…to get a few random shots that might be cool.…Thankfully by this point I had done…quite a bit of editing so I knew what we needed.…We needed some shots of the girls in peril.…We needed shots of the girls running away.…
Even some reaction shots of the goodbye scene…that we didn't have time for during the rush…of the main production.…Our crew was very small,…but everyone either volunteered…or dramatically reduced their day rates…that we could have the crew that we needed.…Daniel Mimura, our best boy electric, filled in as gaffer.…Elijah Tiegs who was in charge of shooting…
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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