Something will go wrong during your production day—and sometimes it really goes wrong. If you don’t take control of a bad situation, you could lose your entire production day. Here's what to do when things go wrong on set.
- Something will go wrong during your production day.…Sometimes, well, it really goes wrong.…If you don't take control of a bad situation,…you could lose your entire production day.…For example, stop a building situation before it turns bad.…Crew members don't always get along,…talent doesn't always get along.…It's human nature, people sometimes just don't get along.…If you see a situation brewing with people on your set,…get in there before it turns bad.…
Take the people aside and have a conversation…to find out what's going on.…If you can't come to a resolution,…remove people from the set if you have to.…I've removed crew members…and even a few clients from the set.…It's better to be a crew member short for the day…than to have a toxic situation…that can drag the entire production down.…Don't freak out over technical issues.…Screaming at the camera operator…because the camera's malfunctioning…and it's putting you behind schedule…is not going to make the camera fix itself any faster.…
Asses the technical situation with your crew and director…
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