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SCHEDULING YOUR FILM GUIDE: 1. START SIMPLE

In the next couple of weeks, we're going to present a series of guidelines to follow when scheduling a film. Today we're going to talk about a pretty simple rule which makes a lot of difference when getting started. Specifically, this suggestion is to start the schedule with simple, straightforward, uncomplicated scenes. While this rule applies to almost every day, it is most important on your first day and on first days at new locations or with a significant number...


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SCHEDULING YOUR FILM GUIDE: 2. WHAT'S IMPORTANT

Another guideline to keep in mind when scheduling your film is: keep what’s important in mind. This could mean many things but here we're talking about important scenes or important pieces of content that are essential to our production. if you're making a narrative film this could be a climactic scene. Heck, if you're shooting a wedding video this could be getting the right shot of the couple during the first dance or cutting the cake. Whatever it is, it's important...

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THINKING ABOUT PRE-PRODUCTION

In the next couple of weeks, we're going to present a series of guidelines to follow when scheduling a film. Today we're going to talk about a pretty simple rule which makes a lot of difference when getting started. Specifically, this suggestion is to start the schedule with simple, straightforward, uncomplicated scenes. While this rule applies to almost every day, it is most important on your first day and on first days at new locations or with a significant number of new talent or crew.



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1st AD

When it comes to film, although no Oscars or Golden Globes awards exist for the first assistant director (1st AD), the job, itself, does exist, and it comes with job responsibilities just as important as those that award-winning directors fulfill.

What is a first assistant director?

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2nd AD

Every 1st assistant director needs a right hand man or woman who supports their endeavors on a film set and can act as their proxy. That person is the 2nd assistant director or 2nd AD. While the 1st AD controls the action on the actual set while filming is underway, the 2nd AD is more of a liaison between that set and the production office...

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SHORT FILM FUNDRAISING

Check out this film from students in San Francisco.


ADD SOME SHAKE

Learn how to use After Effects to add camera shake to your shots.