Pre-production—The Planning Stage
Many beginning filmmakers skimp on the planning process. Proper planning can make the difference between a smooth shoot, a happy editor, and a director that smiles a lot—and a finished project that does not live up to expectations.
The pre-production planning stage is like creating a blueprint for the construction of a house. Without a well thought-out plan, the building will likely fall apart during construction. Let’s build a solid project.
The Planning Paperwork
Besides drawing up contracts, preparing release forms, and deciding where the Porta-Potties will be placed at the outdoor ...