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Scheduling

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Contributed By Glen Berry

IMPORTANT CONCEPTS
  1. Scheduling is challenging
  2. Schedule around Priorities
  3. Start Scheduling Early

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SUMMARY

  • Scheduling is one of the most challenging and time consuming aspects of pre-production and the domain of the Assistant Director.
  • Determine what your priority list is for elements and what the scheduling restrictions are. Start with the highest priority and work your way down the list; when you reach conflicts it should be with elements that can be replaced.
  • Firming up a schedule is a complex task, the earlier you start, the less chance you have of getting in a last minute jam.
MEDIA
A shooting schedule for the "How to Get Away with Murder" short film.
LESSON
Role of the Producer
The oft-misunderstood role of the Producer as the project architect. Also, the importance of the script, bringing attachments and the producer's strategic vision.
Viability Testing
Evaluating a project to determine the producing challenges before going to production.
Production Management
Setting your shoot date sets the machine in motion that leads to production. This article covers the start of this process and the workflow of pre-production.
Jobs in Pre-Production
Positions in Pre-Production and their individual roles and responsibilities.
Script Breakdown
Breaking out the script for logistical planning into department focused reports; Cast Report, Locations Report, Production Design Report and Scene Report.
Scheduling
The push-pull process of creating a schedule for your production and the importance of smart scheduling.