Chapter 8

The Shoot: Production

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

I.  The Producer’s Role

As the producer, you’ve carefully developed each stage of your project. Now, you’re ready for the actual shoot. Your vision is about to become tangible and visible. Your production schedule might be ambitious, stretching over a few weeks. Or maybe it’s a simple, small, and compact two-day shoot. No matter its size, there are always details involved.

When the components are in place, the writer, director, crew, and talent are prepared to collaborate in making ...

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