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7 Pre-Production Hacks for a 2nd Assistant Director
Film & Television 19th May 2017

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As a 2nd AD, it is your responsibility to make sure the personnel involved in the production have all the information they need to do their job well. Here are 7 hacks to make your pre-production process a bit more efficient.
Top 10 Storyboard Software of 2017 (with free Storyboard Templates)
Film & Television 12th May 2017

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Storyboards raise the visual bar. Projects that include a storyboard are more likely to side-step the blunders that can result from miscommunication during production.
15 Pro Tips to Create a More Encouraging Production Schedule
Film & Television 6th Dec 2016

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Let’s face it, shooting schedules can be super complicated. Who’s available when? How do we shoot the most expensive elements?
Shooting Schedule Pro Tips for a 10-Page Shoot Day
Film & Television 23rd Nov 2016

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Studio Binder shows you how to schedule a ten-page shoot if you’re looking to maximize your budget constraints.
10 Production Design Tips For Filmmakers on a Budget
Film & Television 14th Nov 2016

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If you’re devoted to your film and want it to succeed, the first tip is to acknowledge that production design is a priority (don’t deprive your audience of aesthetics). Great production design is an aid to storytelling, mood, aesthetics and is an integral part of your film.
Grab Your Free Actor Release Form Template
Film & Television 10th Nov 2016

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Studiobinder have put together an actor release form to help secure the rights to your film.
Grab Your Film Location Release Form Template, FREE.
Film & Television 3rd Nov 2016

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Found the perfect location for your shoot? Then you'll need this release form to cover your bases.
The Ultimate Location Scouting Cheat Sheet for Producers and ADs (with free checklist)
Film & Television 2nd Nov 2016

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The film location scout has found the ‘perfect’ place for next week’s shoot. Sure it may fit the scene, but what if they’ve overlooked some important considerations that could potentially ruin a shoot day?
The Daily Production Report Explained (with FREE production report template)
Film & Television 24th Oct 2016

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The producer’s daily production report, often shortened to DPR or just PR, is one of the most important pieces of paperwork generated by production. It assesses progress, catches inefficiencies, and tracks each production daily expenses.
How to Use Color in Film: 50+ Examples of Movie Color Palettes
Film & Television 20th Oct 2016

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Lewis Bond’s color theory video, Color In Storytelling, posted on Channel Criswell, is not only an practical analysis of how movie color palettes enhance storytelling, but also an engaging historical recap on the maturation of color in film.