Never assume something will take a certain amount of time—you could be wrong by not just a few hours, but by days or weeks. That can have a serious impact on your schedule and your budget. Walter goes through just one scene he scheduled with Water Science with Wade, and shows how heat, time, and crew all affected it.
- We're going to review an actual production plan later,…but here's how I scheduled the filming…of one scene from Water Science with Wade.…Now, in the scene,…my actor is standing on the shore of a lake.…He's in a rain slicker and it's raining on him.…He has to deliver 10 seconds of dialog…without a teleprompter…and this is a completely standalone scene,…meaning it's not something I can shoot…as part of a group of scenes.…Okay, I have a crew of nine, including myself and the actor.…
We're shooting with a small DSLR style camera…with six mini LED lights…and a seven inch producer monitor,…wireless microphones, and a shotgun microphone.…It's late June in Georgia.…The temperature is scheduled to be 92 degrees…with high humidity.…As part of pre-production planning,…I did a site survey of the lake location,…so I know we have to walk the gear…approximately 200 yards from where we're going to park…to where we're going to film the scene.…
I'm allocating 45 minutes…to get the gear out of the vehicles…and set up a 10x10 popup canopy…
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