Forget that you're an inspired artist. Forget that you're a brilliant video technician. In the preproduction phase of your project you must become a military planner. Your mission is to lay out, in meticulous detail, a tactical battle plan for exactly how your project can be achieved in the real world of time and money. As every great leader knows, the way to achieve a complex undertaking is to break it down into simple, achievable steps. Your weapons are organization, scheduling, and budgeting.