The crew is the heartbeat of any production. Good planning can make the difference between having a great day on set and having the wheels come off your project. As the video producer, you are responsible for the well-being of your crew during a shoot day. Just like your location, you need to consider some crew logistics to keep everything moving along.
- The crew is the heartbeat of any production.…Good planning can make the difference between…having a great day on set,…and having the wheels come off your project.…As a video producer,…you are responsible for the well-being of your crew…during a shoot day.…Just like your location,…you have to consider some crew logistics…to keep everything moving along.…But first, how much crew do you need?…Sure, it's nice to have…that extra production assistant on set…to go get your coffee,…but do you really need them?…You only want your crew to be as big…as absolutely necessary to complete the job.…
See, extra people means more wages paid out,…more food, parking, and so on.…If you're shooting in multiple locations,…the larger the crew,…the more time it takes to move everyone around.…Your script will dictate how large of a crew…you'll need to complete the project.…If you've never put together a crew before,…this is a great place to ask for help.…A good director of photography can assist you…in putting together the necessary crew…
Walter Biscardi takes you on set and shows you how production decisions unfold in real time, whether you're scripting, scheduling, directing crew members, or providing feedback to post. Follow along and explore the responsibilities of a producer in all stages, including pre-production (planning), production (running a set), and post-production (editing and delivery). By the end, you'll have a better understanding of skills and techniques it takes to run a smooth and successful video production.
- Scripting and storyboarding
- Running a set
- Paying your crew
- Working with post
- Providing constructive feedback