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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:07
  • Before You Shoot 0:25
    • Finish Developing Your Script
    • Determine the Creative Visualization of Your Project
    • Determine the Creative Element of Sound
    • Write a Treatment
    • Determine Location Needs
    • Determine and Gather Sets, Props, and Costumes
    • Determine the Sound Needs of Your Project
    • Determine Equipment Needs
    • Create a Schedule
    • Determine Budget Needs
    • Casting and Rehearsals
    • Create Shot Lists
    • Create Overhead/Floor Plans
    • Create all the Logistical Materials You Need
    • Distribute Materials
  • Script 9:15
    • Script Format
    • Script Breakdown & Production Needs
  • Pre-Visualization 13:27
    • Cinematographer: Overall Camera Work & Lighting Style
    • Production Designer: Images, Colors, & Textures
  • Treatment 18:49
    • Treatment
  • Know Your Locations 20:21
    • Location Scout
    • Permits
    • Accessibility
    • Blocking Off and Containing the Space
    • Noise Issues
    • Safety Issues
    • Communicate with People Who Own the Location
    • Basics for Cast and Crew
  • Shot Lists 28:12
    • Shot Lists
    • Example of a Shot List
  • Floor Plans 32:17
    • Bird's Eye View or Overhead Floor Plan
    • Lighting Scheme Floor Plan
  • Storyboards 36:21
    • Storyboards
  • Schedule 37:12
    • Schedule
  • Sample Daily Shoot Schedule 37:58
    • Sample Daily Shoot Schedule
  • Food and Snacks 39:50
    • Food and Snacks