The Importance Of Call Sheets

Close up of a clapper loader on a film set

Whether you are working on a Hollywood blockbuster or student documentary, you need to make sure that everyone involved in the production knows what they are doing, where they are doing it and when they are doing it — or else you will run in to problems. If you are working with a small crew you might think a call sheet isn’t necessary, but mistakes and misunderstandings about who was bringing what equipment and what time they were needed on set are all too common and can lead to delays or even the loss of a day’s filming.

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We have changed the format of the show slightly - it's shorter!! - And more punchier etc so please let us know what you think.
This week we look at the trailer for local South African film, "Jimmy in Pienk", we review an IOS app that will help you with Shot-Listing, and we have a look at the "JOBS" Trailer.

So let us know what you think of the new format - and thank you for watching!!! (We would really appreciate if you subscribe to our YouTube channel as well)

Video Production Tip: Don't Forget the Fundamentals

Video Production Tip: Don't Forget the Fundamentals
I had the pleasure of auditing a portion of the videomaker basics of video production workshop a couple weeks ago. There are many basic rules when it comes to video, and there is a wealth of basic knowledge that continues to be the foundation for great production. Though I had been exposed to all of this before, it had been years since I had seen the fundamentals of good video production laid out so methodically. It caused me to really think about the basics again.
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Hi All!

This day next week I'll be flying from London to NY, then to LA, Hong Kong, Athens, Rome, Paris and Geneva to shoot a doc.

I'm hoping to just bring all my gear in a carry no case. My only issue is whether security will confiscate my video stabilizer, see a small tripod.
One of the airlines said there would be no problem as long as it fits in case, but my fear lies with security.

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