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The Ultimate Guide to Auditions [FREE Casting Sheet Template]
Acting 11th Oct 2017

FREE Casting Sheet Template

The project’s been green lit. The script’s been finalized. I’m going to hold an open casting call! Not so fast. If you’re not careful, your open casting call can be disorganized and rushed, netting you less than amazing actors.
The Essential Guide for Crafting Film Budgets (with FREE Film Budget Template)
Finance & Funding 29th Sep 2017

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Since film budget software like Movie Magic Budgeting, Showbiz Budgeting, and EP Budgeting can run on the pricey side, StudioBinder have created a free film budget template. Their film budget spreadsheet follows the standard feature of film structure.
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?