Low-Budget Filmmaking Tip #132

…assuming you have a trailer.

The night before a shoot, check all costumes, props, locations, actors, gear, food, and crew. make sure everything’s ready. Make sure batteries are charging, tapes are striping*, etc.

Prepack the car.

Double-check everything.

Call other people to make sure they’re prepared, too.

I used to have a checklist, but the last big project kinda scotched that idea. On the other hand, the last big project’s “checklist” was “Bring the trailer. Everything’s in the trailer.”


* I’m keeping this in here for purposes of historical amusement. Tapes were pre-striped to create a single timecode across the entire tape.

Invocations is our somewhat irregular newsletter.

All the new things that we do, and all the new stuff.

We would love for you to join!

You have successfully subscribed to Invocations!

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Hellbender Media will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.