Creating Digital Call Sheets

Several years ago I ran across a product for creating Digital Call Sheets called Set Hero.  The company had  created a system that would eliminate…

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Ideas for finding "Extras" for your movie

Your in the middle of pre-production and the question arises…how many extras do we need and how are we casting them? ———————————————————————————————- Counting the…

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You have to go slow to go fast

  I was walking with an actor (Stephen Baldwin) to set one bright morning and we began to have a conversation about one of the…

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A guide to using Walkies

Walkies are the industry standard method for communication. The Motorola CP200 is the staple of all walkies and has been around for decades. On larger…

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Location Scout Guide

As an Assistant Director sometimes I have to wear many hats especially when working on low budget projects where there is no location manager. When…

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7 ways to help "MAKE YOUR DAY"

“MAKING YOUR DAY” for the Assistant Director simply means getting everything shot that was on the call sheet within the 12 hour window of time…

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Creating an effective overhead

Depending on the type of project  assistant directors sometimes take on additional responsibilities that may cross into the role of a location manager or production…

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10 Steps to Create a Call Sheet

Step 1. Start with a template. You can download this one HERE. Step 2. Fill out all the information you can without having to look…

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Make sides in under 5 minutes

***Note this tutorial is for MAC users only*** STEP 1.  Open the .pdf formatted script using preview on the mac.  Make sure this is a…

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How to train PAs for the set

Your about to start a new project and chances are there will be at least one PA that is rather green or maybe has never…

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The art of CRAFTY

On larger projects or union shoots “crafty” is something that is typically carried out by the person whose sole job is operating craft service. These…

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