Monday, May 16
It’s come to the end of the semester, which means the end of this blog. I’ve had a lot of fun and I hope we’ve all learned some tips for integrating organization into the creative process. Thank you to all of my readers and followers!
Saturday, May 7
Thursday, May 5
Wednesday, May 4
Tuesday, May 3
Benefits of a schedule
I had film shoots for three different projects last week, one of which required a lot of preproduction planning and a tight schedule. So here are two benefits of an organized shoot schedule.
1. Flexibility - If a change needs to be made, it’s easy to make a simple change because everything is planned out.
2. Productivity - If everyone knows what the next step will be, filming will not only be smoother, but also more efficient.
Stay tuned for more tips on keeping organized for filmmaking!
Monday, May 2
The other week a video editor from Grand Rapids came to speak in one of my production classes. Here’s some of his advice about editing that relates to organization:
1. The digital medium needs special attention to labelling and logging, especially since the workflow is much different than previous tape-based workflows.
2. Establish a standardized workspace, and avoid over-customization to prevent issues when working with others.
3. Use logic and consistency when creating a workflow and labelling bins, sequences, and footage.
4. Tape names should include the codec or file type.
Wednesday, April 27
Monday, April 25
Tuesday, April 19
Production binders are a key part of filmmaking organization. Check out this article for an explanation of how to create a production binder.