When it comes to Scheduling your Film or TV project it is essential to consider many factors when making decisions that will effect the entire shoot. Below I have listed 10 tips that I believe will help guide you in your endeavor.
10 tips to consider when scheduling your film/tv project:
- Shoot out LOCATIONS as much as possible.
- Condense LEAD ACTORS 1-6 as much as possible and attempt to shoot out.
- Shoot the HARDEST biggest scene first each day.
- Look for TURNAROUND issues that effect your primary cast and see how you can eliminate issues before filming begins.
- Shoot your EXT scenes first in case of weather.
- Shoot DAYLIGHT dependent scenes first and figure out what can be shot in a room without the sun for when you go into overtime.
- Shoot the MEAT of the movie first and leave the misc smaller scenes for later in the shooting schedule.
- Look for scenes that have MINORS or EXTRAS and find ways to group them together and shoot them out accordingly.
- Add DAY NUMBERS to your strips and aim to group scenes by day numbers to minimize wardrobe changes throughout the day.
- Aim to make the PAGE COUNT for each day according to the complexity of the scene(s) listed. Example: Shooting a 4 page newscast scene might only take an hour to film whereas a 4 page stunt sequence could take all day.