Photoshoots are a great way to capture a specific idea or look you’ve had in mind. However, executing a successful photoshoot can be challenging. There are many components to a shoot, and it can be difficult to communicate exactly what you are aiming for. It helps to thoroughly plan and organize your shoot ahead of time. When you put effort into planning your execution, you are taking a step further to ensure that your specific vision will come to life. Here’s how to plan and organize a photoshoot to successfully capture your vision. Read more
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It’s exciting to arrive on set and participate in the filming process. However, moving from pre-production to the flurry of on-set activity can be confusing and chaotic. Try not to break the unspoken rules of film etiquette, so you remain professional.
Film set etiquette isn’t just for the director and actors—everyone involved has a role they need to fulfill with respect and understanding. This way, production can be completed smoothly and on schedule. To help, here are the most common dos and don’ts for etiquette on film sets. Read more
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Besides having an amazing cast and crew and a great script, one of the fundamentals to a successful film production is stylized lighting. The way you light your shots will help convey the story and set the mood. Lighting can make or break the overall impact you are aiming to achieve with your production.
It helps to be familiar with the different ways light is used in filmmaking. There are a wide variety of options, but each has an important role. Here’s a guide to the most common types of lighting in video production. Read more
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All the factors to your production process need to be lined up before you begin filming, even if you are shooting for just one or two days. This ensures production can go as smoothly as possible and that you are able to keep things within budget and on time.
A production schedule gathers all the necessary information and provides a general overview of what is needed and when. Although each production is different, there will be a few basic elements in each schedule that you draft. Here are a few tips on how to create a successful production schedule for every one of your projects. Read more
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Craft services are the items you eat and drink while you’re on a film set. From breakfast to dinner and snacking in between, craft services is an essential part of any production. During a long day of filming, snacks and warm meals are immensely appreciated.
The craft services table is a great place for crew and cast members to take a break and connect with each other while getting the energy they need to continue with production. Use this shopping list and tips to help you stay organized and ensure your crew is well-fed. Read more
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Rain can have a big impact on the look and feel of a scene. One of the most valuable tools filmmakers have at their disposal is the ability to artificially create a rain sequence or film outdoors in real rain, in order to cast a certain mood. However, it’s not easy to shoot in the rain.
Whether you film outdoors on a naturally rainy location or you are simulating fake rain, shooting in these circumstances requires special consideration and preparation. Here’s how to film in the rain successfully and ensure that your equipment and crew remain safe. Read more
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One of the most useful expendables you’ll need for filmmaking is tape—and it helps to know which specific type of tape to get. After all, you don’t want the items you use on set to end up interfering with visuals, or leaving any residue or damage behind once you wrap up.
Gaffer’s tape was developed specifically for the filmmaking and photography industries. In most cases, it is the best solution. Here are several common uses for gaffer’s tape on set, as well as specific reasons why you should select it over other kinds of tape. Read more
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Film crews need a variety of tools to ensure that production projects are completed efficiently and professionally. The tools you bring on set will vary with each individual project. However, there are several items you’ll need each time that will form a foundation for your camera department.
Many of these items are expendables—smaller items that you’ll replace with every shoot. Since they’re used and replaced often, it’s important to keep track of these essential items. To help you stay organized, here are nine camera expendables your film crew needs for every production project! Read more
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Film production equipment needs vary for each shoot depending on a variety of factors, like budget, location, and production needs. However, every shoot will need some basic equipment, whether you’re an established professional or expanding your horizons. To help you get organized for your next production, use this film production equipment checklist! Read more
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Film sets tend to be full of potential hazards, whether the sets are created by big-budget production companies or smaller groups. No matter the size of the crew you have or the number of locations you’ll be in, health and safety should be incorporated into production even before cameras begin rolling. From conducting a risk assessment to handling weather conditions, there are a few film production safety tips that every crew should follow to ensure a successful shoot. Here’s everything you need to know about safety on set. Read more