Call sheets in filmmaking are sent out the night before a movie shoot to the film crew by the first assistant director (1st AD). Call sheets detail key info about the shoot day to the film cast and crew about the shooting location, call time (the time the cast and crew are expected to arrive to set), and scenes to be filmed. Call sheet templates are available online.
- Sending out call sheets is a standard…and expected practice in all films,…regardless of size or budget.…A call sheet details the key information…that cast and crew need to know for a single shoot day.…Although I had sent multiple emails to cast and crew…with much more detailed information,…the call sheet served as the last and final summary…of everything the cast and crew should need…to know for that shoot day.…The call sheet is created and emailed…to the cast and crew by the first assistant director…the day before a shoot.…Call sheets include the address of the location,…the crew call time, which is the time the crew's expected…to arrive on set, and the call time…for the actors in the cast.…
You can see in my notes here that I added a note…to use the main pavilion as base camp.…Base camp is usually a spot close to set where people…can go to rest, or set their coats down,…their purses, or whatever.…It's kinda like a temporary headquarters for the shoot.…Also note on the call sheet that each actor…is given a number, and then that number…
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
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m 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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