Film Production Checklist
December 29, 2011
Lock your script – it needs to be as complete as possible, before you shoot.
Have your writer sign an "Assignment of Rights" with the production coordinator.
Write your budget.
Have your budget confirmed with you Executive Producer.
Do a script breakdown and create strip boards, a production schedule and shooting schedule.
Find and book crew & confirm dates.
Prepare contracts for all crew members.
Cast the show.
Start cast rehearsals with the director.
Print out the paperwork file from the web page and distribute to the proper personnel.
Lock locations at least one full month before shooting.
Complete all film permits, location agreements and certificates of insurance.
Meet with the production coordinator to do cash advances and check requests.
Order film or tape stock to the production coordinator.
Order sound tape.
Schedule the equipment.
Place any orders for equipment rental with the production coordinator.
Make sure all department heads are meeting with the director.
Have a safety meeting with the safety manager.
Have a tech scout.
Have a final production meeting with crew.
Camera, sound, lighting, grip.
Book equipment (deposits, payment schedules)
Determine how to get equipment to location.
Make equipment list.
Test equipment (allow time to process and view).
Determine who will pick up equipment prior to shoot.
Get stock to location.
Determine what containers will stock be transported in?
Decide how will stock be stored on location.
Does stock need to be sent ahead to various location?
Arrange country film permits and filming requirements.
Arrange location permits & location agreements.
Get location details (address, phone, fax, contact name, directions, map, parking).
Check for power availability and voltage.
Check for special clothing or other requirements.
Check food, water and toilets.
Check security if gear to be left overnight.
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