The best way to really show you how production planning all comes together is to look at a real project with real planning. Follow along with Walter's production plan for the scheduling of Water Science with Wade.
- I've given you a lot to think about…in this chapter for production planning.…I think the best way to really show you…how this all comes together,…is to look at a real project in my planning.…You can follow along with the production plan provided.…Water Science with Wade,…was an elementary science education series,…where we essentially rebooted…the Bill Nye the Science Guy concept,…with an 18-year-old host.…The project called for three episodes,…on third, fourth, and sixth grade-level water science.…
Each episode would run approximately 15 minutes,…so I was producing a total of 45 minutes of final materials.…You can follow the links to watch the episodes.…The calculations on time and personnel were made…both through my own years of experience,…and through discussions with major crew members,…such as the director of photography,…and the primary editor.…Now the easiest way to plan your project,…is to work backwards from the delivery deadline.…See, that's a fixed-point in time that you can't move.…
So, start with the delivery date,…
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