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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 4th Edition by David K. Irving, Peter W. Rea

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Part I

 

Preproduction

 

 

I have learned to be on time, be honest, stay honest, and be very prepared. Which means being prepared for the things you can’t prepare for, but at the same time having a certain level of preparation to handle the things that were unforeseen a little bit better if you never thought about them at all.

Be’ Garrett

You have a script you feel strongly about and are eager to get out into the field and begin production. Assuming that you have secured the appropriate funds (or are well on your way to doing so), you are now ready to start preproduction. During this phase, you will prepare virtually every element for the filming process. Decisions made during this time are the foundation on which everything else is built. The ...

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