There are a myriad of other things to get situated before you ever even turn on your camera.
The number of things to pay attention to during a scout is a bit overwhelming.
Gathering visual research is a powerful way to define the visual concept.
One of the biggest money savers on an independent film is having a free location.
One benefit of building sets is that you can work outside the boundaries of the walls, floor and ceiling.
You'll usually start your scout on the set and then work your way outward from there.
When you set out to make a movie, the more planning ahead you can do, the better.
The more I learn about historical costuming and period dress the more I understand the protests against Hollywood movies and its historical inaccuracy.
One way to make a movie is to turn up, shoot like crazy and figure out the mess later in the edit, but that’s way more stressful than it needs to be. Instead, think of the movie as one big shopping list — composed of clips one after the other.