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Pre-Production Planning for Video, Film, and Multimedia by Steve Cartwright

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The Importance of Pre-Production Planning

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• Halfway into editing your program you realize that a complete scene is missing. What happened? In the heat of production you inadvertently forgot to shoot Scene Eight! Now you remember telling yourself that you would come back to that part in the script and pick up the shot later. But you obviously forgot to do so.

• Your client is trying to save money by not doing a site survey before the day of the shoot. He wants to save time by not checking out the actual shooting locations. After all, you're just doing quick interviews at the plant. “Set the interview up against a nice background and just do it. Don't worry about lighting….” the client says. The shoot ends up taking a full day instead of the ...

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