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Most of what happens on the day of filming should be prepared in advance in the pre­-production stage.

Here is a checklist of things to be aware of for the filming day:

Arrive early - ­Producer and director arrive early to set up.

Client Management - If you are an agency, have someone available, who can liaise with your client in order to free up the director and camera person.

Talent Management - ­Ensure you are able to take care of the actors, extras and crew for the day.

Time Management - ­Ensure someone is responsible for timekeeping and sticking to the schedule.

Equipment Management - Make sure some has the responsibility of taking stock of all equipment at the beginning and end of each filming day.

Sustenance - Ensure everyone is adequately fed and watered.

Production Budget - ­Log expenses. Keep all receipts and invoices.

Health & Safety - Constantly monitor location safety and people’s work hours.

Faults - ­Ensure you have a way to replace faulty equipment.

Content Back­up - ­Work out a smooth system for transferring and backing up footage.

Interview Technique & Set­up - ­The style of the shot should be pre­determined and agreed with the client in pre-production. If you are creating a talking heads piece, ensure the questions are used in all answers so they can be used as independent statements - you may also require two cameras for effective editing unless you are filming in 4K and can flip the image.

Delivery Spec - Ensure crew are aware of any output details.

This blog is Chapter 6 of A Guide to Video Production for Business. The rest of the guide can be found below:

Chapter 1: Why Should you Produce a Video for Your Business?
Chapter 2: Creating a Brief for a Video Production 
Chapter 3: Developing a Concept for Your Video Production
Chapter 4: Creating a Video Production Treatment 
Chapter 5: The Video Pre-production Process
Chapter 6: The Video Production Process 
Chapter 7: The Video Post-production Process 
Chapter 8: How to Market your Video Production


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