The First Assistant Director’s primary role in pre-production is to schedule the entire shooting period. In production, the 1st AD is then responsible for the successful execution of that schedule. A realistic schedule is not only an integral part of budgeting process–determining the number of shoot days and required elements–but is the platform on which the success of the shoot is built. Thousands of key elements must turn up to the right place at the right time every single shoot day – a missing piece of the puzzle may end up with an incomplete scene. Scheduling mistakes can be extremely costly to the production!
The scheduling process is daunting and in this course, experienced 1st AD Mel Siteman shows you how to wrestle the beast! Mel takes you through the process of script breakdowns, setting priorities and key considerations, creating achievable filming days, and the use of industry-standard documentation and leading industry scheduling software, Movie Magic Scheduling.
Students will receive two full days of interactive lectures and exercises and complete the course with skills that will apply on film productions large and small.
Be sure to also check out our Intro to Directing Dramatic Film workshop.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
This course is designed for new Assistant Directors looking to up their skills, and is also excellent for Producers, Production Managers, or filmmakers who intend to pitch their own films to funding agencies, networks or studios (especially as the resources often do not exist at the development stage to hire others to do the preliminary schedule).
- We have a strict, full fee 48-hour cancellation policy. If we receive your cancellation notice less than 48-hours before your course begins, you will not be issued a refund
- If you provide notice of cancellation more than 48-hours before your course begins, you will be issued a refund minus a $30 administration fee