Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing for makeup, part of Creating a Short Film: 03 Pre-Production.
- Makeup is an important part of most film sets.…Usually, you might have a little pancake makeup…that eliminates the shine that comes from greasy skin.…This is usually applied throughout the day, as needed.…It's also very common to have beauty makeup…and many actresses expect you to provide this for them,…so that they look their best on camera.…For The Assurance,…we actually didn't do either of these things,…but still used makeup in a couple of other ways.…The first was on set with all the extras…for the counsel scene and the common area scene.…We wanted our extras to have a haggared and dirty look,…so we used makeup to create a more rough appearance on them.…
Now, I think we might've gone a little overboard with this,…but at the same time,…it might not have been all that visible…if we went much lighter.…The other makeup need we had…was for the special effects makeup…on the boy in the sick scene.…My wife Heather did this makeup…and she will show you the step by step process…of how she did it…in the upcoming training series about working on set.…
Learn how to prepare the assets, such as shooting scripts, storyboards, and shot lists. Discover how to schedule and budget a shoot, and keep costs down while leaving room for the creative decisions that need to be made along the way. Find out how to hire a crew, scout and secure locations for each scene, and prepare props, sets, and wardrobe for actors. Learn what you need to do to keep your people safe, and the things you can prepare ahead of time to make sure production and post-production run smoothly.
There are more filmmaking tips to be had! Make sure to watch the first installment to learn about the background of the project and to get an overview of the role of the producer. Look for the follow-up episodes to learn more about writing, directing, working with actors, editing and visual effects, and everything else that goes into filmmaking.
- Turning the script into a shooting script
- Working with script breakdown software such as Adobe Story
- Creating storyboards and a shot list
- Scheduling the shoot
- Budgeting the shoot and post-production
- Hiring a crew
- Preparing sets and costumes
- Scouting locations
- Creating props
- Preparing assets for post-production
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating a Short Film: 04 Working with Actorswith Chad Perkins1h 49m Intermediate
Creating a Short Film: 05 Directingwith Chad Perkins2h 27m Intermediate
1. Script Breakdown
2. Creating the Shot List
3. Creating the Schedule
4. Creating the Budget
5. Getting a Crew
6. Art and Production Design
9. Preparing for Production
10. Preparing for Post
Creating a rough soundtrack1m 36s
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