Part 6 (Chapters 28 through 37) covers the production period. For anyone using an untriedcrew, this should involve some trial shooting. The amount and expense of equipment and the degree of technology will vary greatly between those shooting their first works and a more seasonedgroup making a short or even independent feature, but the basic organization and procedures vary only in scale, not principle. The director should never lose sight of the preeminenceof the cast, engage a director of photography (DP) who can effectively lead the crew, and stay free to direct the action.
When you are ready to shoot, use the checklist at the end of this part. It can save you griefand expense and help you make a better film.