The producer’s main roles during a production day are to ensure that everyone has what they need to do their work, keeps the project moving on schedule, ensures that the overall vision of the project is maintained, and—most of all—solves problems quickly. If you ask the crew what your job is, they would probably tell you to stay out of the way.
- The producer's main roles during a production day…are to ensure everyone has what they need…to do their work,…keep the project moving on schedule,…ensures the overall vision of the project…is maintained,…and most of all, solve problems quickly.…If you ask the crew what your job is,…they would probably say stay out of the way.…First of all, don't hover.…There's nothing worse than being on a set…with a producer who hovers.…Always moving around, always making sure…that everyone is working as quickly as they can,…offering input and advice,…where it's not wanted and generally…being a nuisance to the crew.…
Yes, you are there to keep the project on schedule,…and the way you do that is let the crew do their work.…Look if you feel something is slowing the day down,…or it's just not correct,…speak to the director or director of photography.…Work together with them to keep the day moving…without being a nuisance.…Let your crew do their jobs.…Don't cause unnecessary delays and distraction.…It's natural to get into conversation with crewmembers,…
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