Making a short film: Planning The Day
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Planning the day (or days) of filming your short falls somewhere between arranging a night out hanging with friends and, well… a wedding. Like a wedding, there’re a lot of logistics and contingencies to work out, and like a night out with friends, you want to be open to genius ideas and flexible enough to deal with last minute cancellations.
How the day of filming unfolds is often determined by how much planning you do beforehand. Because each project can be vastly different, there’s no universal checklist that you can print out and use. That’s not going to stop us laying out ten super important things that you need to consider though!
- Create a shooting schedule. Chances are, you have limited time in your location and/or with your cast and crew. A table read and run-through will help you figure out how much time you’ll need in each location, and…
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