Chapter 5

Preproduction Smarts

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If you want to have a fabulously organized shoot, learn how to do it by visiting a kindergarten classroom.

There’s a place for everything and everything is in its place. Everything is scheduled.

That’s the only way you can safely and securely deal with a room full of four- and five-year-old precious assets. No matter how careful and planned the kindergarten day may be, over time just about everything can and will go wrong. The only way you can have control is to have a plan in place for everything.

Anything else is irresponsible.

Just like a bunch of youngsters having fun, we want our shoots to be a great time for ...

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