Reading Time: 4 minutes Are you prepared for filming during a pandemic? If not, don’t worry, we have plenty of advice to help you keep safe. As you know, the film industry has gone through some changes this year. Due to Covid-19 filmmakers will now have to adapt to new social distancing rules. This is particularly hard on a
Reading Time: 3 minutes Every film set needs film production insurance. Filmmaking is, after all, a huge investment. By all means, protect yourself and your crew from potential liability claims. Without insurance, you risk lawsuits, expensive payouts and could even have your production shut down. There are many types of insurance for filmmakers that cover a range of circumstances.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we look at how to create a simple freelancer contract including payment terms, deliverables and copyright. As a filmmaker, you will most likely be working as a freelancer. And this means working temporary jobs for as little as one day at a time. Because of this, you might not get a contract.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we look at a few top tips on breaking down a film script including a free script breakdown template at the end. Once you have finalised your screenplay, you can enter pre-production. Pre-production is the planning stage of the filmmaking process, and your very first task is to complete a script breakdown.
Reading Time: 5 minutes We’ll start by pointing out the obvious; film production scheduling can be a bit of a jigsaw puzzle. There are so many different factors, all with different priorities that need to be considered when planning a shoot. Firstly, it’s not a case of picking up a script and simply filming from beginning to end. It
Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we look at how to create a film budget breakdown including a free film budget template (at the bottom) to use on your own projects. Calculating the budget of your film is a complicated task. Even so, it is an essential skill for all filmmakers to learn. After all, you will need
Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we give you a basic guide on how to create a camera shot list, including a free template at the end. One vital part of pre-production is the creation of a shot list. And there are lots of benefits to using a camera shot list. For instance, it allows you to share
Reading Time: 5 minutes As filmmakers, having a good understanding of aspect ratios is essential. The frame size you choose to for your short film can really help create meaning and direct the viewer’s attention. In this article, we’re going to cover the three main aspect ratios for filmmaking. A Quick History Lesson On Aspect Ratios… Over the course
Reading Time: 6 minutes Let’s cut to the chase, film set safety is paramount. It’s legally the Producer’s responsibility to ensure the safety of their cast and crew at all times. So, before you or any of your crew step foot on set, get schooled up on the basics of film set safety with these easy to follow do’s
Reading Time: 6 minutes In this article we give you our top tips on scouting locations for filming including a free location form at the end. Sourcing the right location is an integral part of any film production, and naturally, you don’t want to waste time scouting the wrong place. But there is more to it than just finding