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Scheduling the production is critical in assembling an accurate budget, and the process of scheduling begins as early as the development process.
In this module learn how to determine the number of shooting days needed to shoot your film, how to determine the shooting order, manage day and night shoots, account for turnaround time, and the benefits of shooting consecutive shooting days.
Having an accurate schedule can save tens of thousands of dollars.  Avoid costly mistakes in production by knowing what to look for when developing the schedule.


  • 29:27 video that walks you through how to develop a shooting schedule
  • Complete companion guide


  • How to build the overall shooting schedule
  • How to determine the number of days of shooting
  • How to schedule days and nights
  • What turnaround time is and how to schedule it
  • How and when to shoot consecutive days
  • How to work with and without the director's shotlist
The videos are a big leap forward for contemporary classroom videos, utilizing clean greenscreen, working professionals and 16:9. The film is well-paced and will be a great addition to classroom instruction. It is designed and constructed in ways both interesting and accessible to student filmmakers. I hope to utilize the material in my classroom!”
   - Tom Dunphy, Orange-Ulster BOCES