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Gear failures, budget busters, scheduling snafus-video productions are rife with opportunities for things to go wrong. Whether you’re putting together your first small shoot or the 100th episode of a major television program, some scheduling and budgeting tricks can make any production smoother. We asked CrewCloud Manager Ashley LaRocque-formerly a post supervisor for network TV-to share some simple but hard-earned wisdom on ways to save time, money, and headaches.
As the resident equipment nerd and Technology Editor for ProductionHUB, I am constantly on the lookout for the coolest, newest gear. It just might be the best part of my job here. Working on getting the new equipment you want into the workflow equipment on a regular basis will require good record keeping, and some thoughtful analysis of where you are right now with your business (and where you want to get to).
For people who are new to the world of video production, and what goes into producing a high quality piece of work, it can be a little surprising how much planning is involved. Sarah Hickey, creative director and founder of Melbourne based film and video production company Monster & Bear, helped to break down some of the key aspects of pre-production to help with the smooth sailing of your project once on set.
Executive Producer & Owner of Shalalala Productions, Robert Lee, shares a few pre-production tips, a few don'ts to avoid and how budgeting and timeline work into planning.
Budgeting is an art of equilibrium; you make decisions and concessions and you minimize damage. When you’re making a low-budget movie, some of these decisions can be very hard.
Whether you're shooting a low-budget feature, a Hollywood blockbuster, or a commercial for a local business, creating and managing a budget is crucial for your production. It's important to start budgeting your productions from the get-go because it can help inform some of your creative decisions. For productions that have a large crew, it’s especially important to have a production budget so that you can pay your cast and crew in a timely manner. There’s no better way to burn bridges and tarnish good relationships than not paying on schedule.
Let’s tee off some action items and take a streamlined approach going forward that’ll really push the envelope and leverage our success. Got your spreadsheets ready? It’s time to go corporate.
The first day of shooting is always an exciting time for cast and crew, but it wouldn’t be possible without the months of pre-production that brought everyone to the set. You’re probably familiar with Edison’s quote about genius being 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Think of production as 1% realization and 99% preparation.
The future is never certain, even in the best of times. These are certainly not the best of times, and the future is even less certain.
Hot takes on social media tend to veer towards ludicrous drama. Just as a teen might boldly (and nonsensically) insist that all modern music is terrible and the ‘80s era was blessed with nothing but instant classics, you’ll see every handful of celebrity deaths met with a proclamation that “[current year] is the worst” — as though people don’t die in their droves every day.