Production scheduling is the one area where most new video producers stumble and oftentimes lose money. You need to be mindful not to set unrealistic expectations of what you can film in a production day, and the time it takes in post-production to complete the project. With pre-production and production, a lot of scheduling is more than just a timeline—you need to realize that there are a lot of moving parts to be considered.
- Production scheduling is the one area…where most new video producers stumble,…and often times lose money.…You have to be mindful not to set unrealistic expectations…of what you can film in a production day,…and the time it takes in post-production…to complete the project.…Let's talk first about pre-production and production.…Production scheduling is more than just a timeline.…You need to realize there are a lot of moving parts…to be considered.…
Rule number one for production scheduling,…everything takes longer than expected.…Literally, everything.…If you have never put together a production schedule before,…this is great place to ask for local help.…A director of photography, a fellow video producer…with more experience.…These would be good sounding boards…to help with the schedule.…At the very least, ask them to look over…what you've laid out, to see if it's realistic.…
It's better to pad the schedule and be done early,…than to cram together an unrealistic schedule.…Start at the beginning.…See the production schedule starts…
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