Create Shooting Schedule with Google Calendar

When organizing your project, you’ll need to know when your cast and crew is available, so you can drop them into a shooting schedule. This lets you see when you are shooting what scenes, and what actors are involved. Here is a simple method on how to do this using the free program, Google Calendar. Read MoreRead More

5 Tips for Scheduling Video Interviews

Shooting Video interviews for a documentary or corporate video is an essential skill for the video professional – here are a few tips to make it more manageable. I recently finished production on a project where scheduling became a bit of a nightmare. Very busy individuals showed up for interviews that were never confirmed; my Read MoreRead More

Overtime – and why your low film budget should have it.

by 8thSamurai Before you look at me as though I’m mad, and say ‘I can’t afford to pay overtime!’, realize that I may not be talking to you. This is not for you Weekend Warriors who call upon the talents and resources of your close friends in exchange for coating them with homemade blood and Read MoreRead More

588 Free Film Contracts and Forms

Looking to make a film but need a little help with the paperwork? We’ve painstakingly searched the internets and collected 588 free forms and contracts to help get you started. Now before we start, everyone repeat after me: “THIS ARTICLE IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR PROPER LEGAL ADVICE” You probably won’t need all of these Read MoreRead More

The Art of Workflow

Motion Sketches Ep. 7 – The planning and structuring of your production workflow is at the heart of creative thinking. This episode looks at the importance of planning your digital workflow and developing a creative assembly process that is flexible and matches your particular creative impulses. It also looks at practical ways of planning and Read MoreRead More

3 Sample Film Budgets

Ben Long and Sonja Schenk at have put together 3 sample film budgets PDF’s and break each one down in these informative articles: DV feature film budget ($25,000 – $100,000) Broadcast documentary budget ($15,000-$80,000) Commercial budget ($2000 – $50,000) …Creating a budget can be a powerful way to visualize your project and may be Read MoreRead More