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The Complete Film Production Handbook, 4th Edition by Eve Light Honthaner

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Chapter 8

During the Shoot

 

 

THE PREP CONTINUES

Prep doesn’t stop when the filming begins. As long as there’s shooting to be done and changes that occur, there are preparations to be made (and remade). Although the production office is the center of all pre-production activities, during the shoot, all focus is on the set, and everything revolves around meeting the needs of the shooting company. Once principal photography begins, the goal of the line producer, the UPM, the assistant directors, the production coordinator and the rest of the production staff is to keep one step ahead of everyone else by making sure that sets are ready on time, special elements (i.e., equipment, prosthetics, picture cars, animals and the like) are there when needed, ...

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