A realistic production schedule is important to ensure overtime and extra days of shooting don't eat into your profits. The reason so many video productions run behind schedule is because of unrealistic production time calculations, especially for new producers. In this video, Walter discusses some strategies for calculating production time.
- The reason so many video productions run behind schedule…is because of unrealistic production time calculation,…especially for new producers.…If this happens on your project,…you could be paying out overtime…that will eat into your profits.…A realistic production schedule is important…when laying out the overall project timeline.…Now, arrival and initial setup.…Your production clock starts the moment…you arrive at the location.…There is no free time once you're at the location.…
The crew clock starts running immediately.…How much time will it take you and your crew…to unload the necessary equipment and personnel…to set up for the first scene?…If it's just a small crew with one or two vehicles,…I automatically allocate 30 minutes…just to get the gear out of the vehicles…and into the location.…Not to set the gear up.…Just get it to where it needs to be.…Then I'll allocate about, say,…10 to 15 minutes for orientation.…I'll walk the crew through the location space…and I'll point out where the shooting locations are,…
- Completing a client assessment
- Discerning between client needs versus wants
- Developing a working concept
- Creating time and crew assessments
- Coming up with the budget
- Presenting the proposal
- Revising the budget
- Knowing when to walk away
Skill Level Intermediate
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Intermediate
Script Writing for Nonfiction Videowith Amy DeLouise1h 46m Intermediate
1. Client Assessment
Client need vs. want1m 55s
2. Concept Development
3. Prebudget Production Planning
4. Putting the Budget Together
5. Presenting Your Budget and Proposal
6. Revising the Budget
Next steps1m 7s
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