Low-Budget Filmmaking Tip #6

Although we might need a gritty reboot of Gilligan’s Island.

Pick one person to figure out what the actors are wearing during each “day” and to keep track of that for everything you shoot. Give that person the authority to keep costumes and props with them. Unless you’re shooting Gilligan’s Island, people change clothes once a day. The viewers will notice.

What has worked well for me in the past has been to have a bin for each actor, and in that bin at any one time are either the actor’s costumes or the actors clothes while they are wearing the costumes.

Keep the bins labeled and don’t mix stuff around bin-to-bin.

Of course, this can be simplified by shooting a movie that takes place in one day.

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