Film Production Forms

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Film production involves many steps and documents.

Production Project Steps

Production Roles and Journals

Production Phases and Documents

  • PDF version of The Bootcamp Roles and Forms list below (Updated March of 2017)
    • Currently being re-worked for the new IB DP Film Course – testing in 2019
ROLE STEP PHASE Task / PRODUCT TEAMWORK FORMS
Director 1 Pre Write AUDIENCE GENRE INFLUENCES TEAM Paper
Director 2 Pre Write feeling / FILM GOAL DIR, SCREEN Paper
Director 3 Pre Brainstorm ideas as MIND MAP DIR, SCREEN freemind
Director 9 Pre Compose mise-en-scéne in STORYBOARD TEAM becauseitsgood.org, template.net
Director 10 Pre Create SHOT LIST, SCHEDULE, CALL SHEET DIR, CINE filmsourcing.comtemplate.net, studiobinder.com, Google Doc Call Sheet
Director 11 Pre Select actors
Director 11 Pre Collect MODEL RELEASE FORMS
videomaker.com
Director 11 Pre Coach actors
Director / Set 12 Pre Map set for BLOCKING DIR, CINE erikseanmcgiven.com, nyfa.edu, slideshare.net
Director 12 Pre Map actors for BLOCKING DIR, CINE erikseanmcgiven.com, nyfa.edu, slideshare.net
Director / Set 13 Pre Compose scene setting DIR, CINE
Director 1 Prod Maintain / update SHOT LIST & SCHEDULE filmsourcing.comtemplate.net, studiobinder.com
Director 2 Prod Direct actors
Director 1 Post Help with SHOT LOG TEAM videomaker.com
Screenwriter 4 Pre Write LOGLINE TEAM Paper, Word Processed, or Adobe Story
Screenwriter 5 Pre Write TREATMENT TEAM movieoutline.com
Screenwriter 6 Pre Fill in PLOT DIAGRAM TEAM readwritethink.org
Screenwriter 7 Pre Fill in PLOT ACTS MAP TEAM filmschoolnow.com
Screenwriter 8 Pre Write SCREENPLAY Adobe Story
Screenwriter 3 Prod Record CONTINUITY LOG filmsourcing.com
Screenwriter 1 Prod Modfiy SCREENPLAY TEAM Adobe Story
Screenwriter 5 Post Compose titles and credits EDIT, SCREEN
Cinematographer 10 Pre Add equipment to SHOTLIST DIR, CINE filmsourcing.comstudiobinder.com
Cinematographer 9 Pre Compose mise-en-scéne in STORYBOARD DIR, CINE filmsourcing.comtemplate.net
Cinematographer 10 Pre Compose EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST videomaker.com
Cinematographer 11 Pre Compose WORKFLOW SEQUENCE Paper
Cinematographer 12 Pre Map lights / reflectors / green screen for BLOCKING DIR, CINE erikseanmcgiven.com, nyfa.edu, slideshare.nettemplate.net
Cinematographer 12 Pre Map camera(s) & movement for BLOCKING erikseanmcgiven.com, nyfa.edu, slideshare.nettemplate.net
Cinematographer 13 Pre Record light meter settings on STORYBOARD/SHOTLIST nofilmschool.com, filmsourcing.comstudiobinder.comtemplate.net
Cinematographer 13 Pre Record camera manual settings on STORYBOARD/SHOTLIST nofilmschool.com, filmsourcing.comstudiobinder.com
Cinematographer 13 Pre Record camera ISO, shutter speed on STORYBOARD/SHOTLIST nofilmschool.com, filmsourcing.comstudiobinder.com
Cinematographer 13 Pre Record lens focal length on STORYBOARD/SHOTLIST nofilmschool.com, filmsourcing.comstudiobinder.com
Cinematographer 13 Pre Record lens aperture STORYBOARD/SHOTLIST nofilmschool.com, filmsourcing.comstudiobinder.com
Cinematographer 13 Pre Record composition Rule(s) on STORYBOARD/SHOTLIST nofilmschool.com, filmsourcing.comstudiobinder.com
Cinematographer 1 Prod Film scenes
Cinematographer 1 Post Help with SHOT LOG TEAM videomaker.com
Sound Designer 10 Pre Fill in SOUND REPORT filmsourcing.com
Sound Designer 10 Pre Add mics, cable, audio deck equipment to SHOTLIST filmsourcing.comstudiobinder.com
Sound Designer 9 Pre Record recorder settings on STORYBOARD/SHOTLIST nofilmschool.com, filmsourcing.comstudiobinder.com
Sound Designer 11 Pre Compose EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST videomaker.com
Sound Designer 11 Pre Compose WORKFLOW SEQUENCE Paper
Sound Designer 12 Pre Get library sounds & fill in SOUND REPORT filmsourcing.com
Sound Designer 12 Pre Compose music & fill in SOUND REPORT filmsourcing.com
Sound Designer 1 Prod Record with audio deck & fill in SOUND REPORT filmsourcing.com
Sound Designer 2 Prod Record ambience & fill in SOUND REPORT filmsourcing.com
Sound Designer 5 Post Create Foley & fill in SOUND REPORT filmsourcing.com
Sound Designer 6 Post Create ADR & fill in SOUND REPORT filmsourcing.com
Sound Designer 7 Post Create tracks & fill in SOUND REPORT filmsourcing.com
Sound Designer 8 Post Adjust sound levels & fill in SOUND REPORT filmsourcing.com
Sound Designer 9 Post Master final sound & fill in SOUND REPORT filmsourcing.com
Editor 9 Pre Compose edits for STORYBOARD TEAM filmsourcing.com
Editor 9 Pre Compose transitions for STORYBOARD TEAM filmsourcing.com
Editor 1 Prod Use Slate / Clapboard
Editor 2 Prod Record takes in SHOT LIST filmsourcing.comstudiobinder.com
Editor 3 Prod Save & Organization FILES
Editor 4 Prod Edit for Green Screen / Chroma Key
Editor 1 Post Create SHOT LOG TEAM videomaker.com
Editor 2 Post Edits film visuals scene to scene
Editor 3 Post Edits film sound scene to scene EDIT, SOUND
Editor 4 Post Edit transitions
Editor 5 Post Place titles and credits EDIT, SCREEN
Editor 9 Post Compress and publish film

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