Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Shot Designer, part of Creating a Short Film: 03 Pre-Production.
- [Voiceover] Filming a movie is really about…taking the script and then breaking it into…little tiny, shootable pieces, and those shots…that you get and the order in which they are filmed…all have huge implications on the budget and the schedule,…and actually, on the final quality of your film.…In the upcoming training series on Cinematography…we're going to look more at the creative aspects…of choosing shots, but here we're going to focus…on arranging the shot list to create…the most efficient shooting schedule possible.…In this tutorial we're going to be using Shot Designer,…one of my all time favorite software applications.…
Shot Designer is a product of Hollywood Camera Work,…it's actually designed to be a mobile app,…so it is a little bit different with your experience…as you're playing around with it in your desktop apps,…you can't right click on anything, for example,…in the application, and purchasing it is a little wacky,…'cause you probably want to purchase it on a mobile device…and then you get the desktop app for free.…
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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