Chapter | eight




Shoot and Wrap




Shoot Checklist Inventory

Crew Maps and Directional Signs

First One on the Set

TLC: Tender Loving Care

Leap-Frogging 165

Why Production Assistants Are Important

Troubleshooting on the Set

The Wrap

Repair, Replace, and Restore

Never Burn a Location

Thank-You Notes and Gift Baskets

Why You Need a Location Manager

During the Shoot and Wrap, Remember to:



Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.

Denis Waitley


You usually don’t get much sleep the night before your first day of shooting as you revisit the whirl of details swimming in your head. It can be truly overwhelming. Everything up to now has been bringing you to this point—principal photography. Get ready ...

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