November 2010 Archives

Project #4 Info/Resources


• Pre-production

• Production

• Postproduction

Preproduction Phase

In general, the preproduction phase encompasses all aspects of preparation that are performed before the camera starts to roll. Some aspects of preproduction include:




Assembling a crew


Costume Design

Location Scouting

Set Design

Properties ("props")


Production Phase

The production phase refers to the period of time when the film is actually being shot. Some aspects of production include:


Camera operation


Sound recording (dialogue, room tone, music, sound fx)


Production Management (scheduling)



Basics of writing a screenplay (pdf):

How to format a screenplay (link):

Example of formatted screenplay (pdf):


Basic Template:



Script Breakdown Sheet (pdf):

Shooting Schedule Template (xls):
Shooting SchedTemplate.xls

Shot by Shot (Shot List) Template (xls):

Quotes for the Week

Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
~George Adams

If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
~Vincent Van Gogh

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.
~Sally Field

Don't let people drive you crazy when you know it's in walking distance.
~Author Unknown

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.
~David Brinkley

It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.
~Author Unknown

It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.
~W.C. Fields

Whether you think you can or think you can't -- you are right.
~Henry Ford

I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn't fall down.
~Allen H. Neuharth

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly.
~Buckminster Fuller

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.
~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.
~Wendy Wasserstein

I am not a has-been. I am a will be.
~Lauren Bacall

The light of starry dreams can only be seen once we escape the blinding cities of disbelief.
~Shawn Purvis

If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.
~Author Unknown

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.
~Peter T. Mcintyre

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
~Anaïs Nin, Diary, 1969

Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they're yours.
~Richard Bach, Illusions

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
~Michael Jordan

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go.
~Dr. Seuss

Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.
~Richard Kline

If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground.
~Henrik Ibsen

Nothing reduces the odds against you like ignoring them.
~Robert Brault

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
~William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, 1604

Just as much as we see in others we have in ourselves.
~William Hazlitt

If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor.
~Nicholas de Chamfort

How often in life we complete a task that was beyond the capability of the person we were when we started it.
~Robert Brault

Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heart-ache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, to discover what is already there.
~Henry Miller, Sexus

The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.
~Author Unknown

The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.
~Sonya Friedman

Setting up office hours for Project #3

If you want to arrange some time with me to work out problems or get support for your upcoming projects, please don't hesitate to send an email and we'll set up time in my studio or in W248 to make sure you are achieving the piece you envision.

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