A video overview of this online course of filmmaking tutorials. A look at what it's like to work on a film set as we study film production. We'll look at the role of the assistant director, directors of photography, gaffer, grips, production designer, sound mixer, script supervisor, best boy, and other crew positions do on a movie set.
- In this series, we're going to look at working on a film set. We'll look at the key crew members and what they do as well onset etiquette. Being on a film set is a weird thing. There are all kinds of random protocols and names for things, but these things, that have been established for decades is the best way to get things the job done. Now, aside from embarrassing yourself by not knowing the ropes, knowing the rules of how to work onset can help keep you safe and keep your production running smoothly, on time and on budget. And we'll also look at the challenges we had with wardrobe, makeup, props, including how we made these awesome torches.
And we'll also bring in Heather Perkins, my beautiful wife, to explain how she created the special-effects makeup used in the film, and she'll also show you how you can create similar looks on a budget with regular household items. This training series is going to be even more fun than it sounds, so let's get to it.
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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