There is a universal golden rule when shooting any kind of video, TV or film: “safety first.” Being safe and making sure others are safe on set is crucial to making sure you have a good filming experience for your cast and crew. It is also important since ignoring safety concerns could lead to financial […]
We would all love to be able to shoot on the Universal Backlots, in big sound stages or to shoot wherever looks good. But, this might be out of your budget or you may not be able to get permission. Here are some tips on how to get a good location for your shoot and […]
No matter who you work with, you’re bound to come across people who are difficult. Filming can be stressful and tensions are often high. We’ve put together some tips you can follow so if and when someone is hard to handle, you won’t lose your cool.
Scheduling your shoot is an art that can be difficult to master. So many unexpected things that could happen from equipment failure to actors messing up their lines time after time, it can be tricky to know just how much time to allocate to each individual shot or scene. That’s why it is important to […]
There are a number of reasons why you might need to shoot at night: your location might only be available after hours, gear is cheaper, or you want to shoot scenes that take place after dark. But, night shoots bring a new set of challenges that you need to be prepared for. Here’s our pick […]
Whether it’s to connect with a new production crew when you’re out of town or to look for a replacement at home, using Facebook to find your production crew can be extremely rewarding.
Depending on the project you’re working on, be it commercial, documentary, movie etc., your call sheet can vary dramatically. However, we’ve put together a list of universal steps for assistant directors to use to create your call sheet, and to make sure that they get approved.