1. Confirm project requirements and specifications:
Ensuring that all necessary information is gathered from the client and/or end user to begin the project. This includes confirming the project requirements, specs, and any specific instructions or feedback from the client.
2. Create a shot list:
Working with the director and/or cinematographer to create a comprehensive list of all shots required for the project. This includes establishing the camera angles, framing, and composition for each shot.
3. Gather materials and resources:
Making sure that all necessary materials and resources are gathered before production begins. This can include renting or purchasing equipment, securing locations, ordering supplies, etc.
4. Storyboard the project:
Visualizing the project by creating storyboards for each scene or sequence. This can help the director and crew plan each shot and understand how the finished project will look.
5. Shot list review and revisions:
Reviewing the shot list with the director and/or cinematographer to make sure that all planned shots are included and that there are no changes or revisions needed.
6. Casting for the project:
Selecting actors or models for the project. This can involve holding auditions, reviewing portfolios, or making decisions based on previous work experience.
7. Location scouting:
Finding and securing locations for the project. This can involve visiting potential locations, negotiating contracts, and ensuring that all necessary permits are in place.
8. Props and set decoration planning:
Working with the art department to plan for all props and set decorations needed for the project. This can include creating shopping lists, sourcing items, and making arrangements for delivery or pick-up.
9. Cost estimating:
Creating a budget for the project. This can involve estimating the costs of materials, labor, locations, equipment, etc.
10. Schedule production:
Putting together a production schedule that outlines all planned shoot days, cast and crew call times, and any other important details. This schedule can be used to plan and organize the entire production process.