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SHOOT SCHEDULE AND SHOOT LIST

Now that you've agreed what the scenes are going to be and where they will be shot, you need to plan a Shoot Schedule and Shootlist.

The shoot list, lets everyone – managers, video director, camera crew, performers – know what’s happening and when.

The filming route march this suggests is determined by convenience and practicality, not by the order that the scenes will appear in the finished video.

Be prepared, where possible, to walk round all the locations yourself, and check that everything is as the storyboard says it is.

You need to remember that it takes up to an hour to move a video crew from one location to another, even within the same building, because of the time needed to dismantle, shift, set up and relight at the new location.

In other words, try to schedule all the scenes in one area in one session.

Time is always of the essence in a video shoot.

The more time is spent shooting and the less time is spent travelling between locations, then the more footage you’ll have for the edit.

You also need to liaise with the manager or owner of that location, so that the place is clean, tidy and safe, that all the processes are working, staff or cast are appropriately dressed, and there are no distractions like a fire drill scheduled.

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