Chapter 13

Initial Preparation for the Shoot

The majority of the previous chapters in this book are concerned with the preparation for a shoot. The script is the first step in preparing for a feature, the proposal is the first step for a documentary. The processes of breaking down, budgeting and scheduling are all essential steps in the pre-production phase of any film, regardless of size or complexity.

However, depending on the individual project, there are a number of other requirements which need to be completed if a production is to progress smoothly. These activities cover a range of subjects and will vary from production to production. Clearly there will be different needs for a feature film shot in Britain against a documentary filmed ...

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