One of the most challenging tasks for micro-budget filmmakers is creating a shooting schedule that serves both the creative needs of a feature length production and the logistical paramters of the project. The goal is often to shoot as many pages per day as possible without sacrificing quality, but that is easier said than done.
Over the course of this episode, I outline a 12 day shooting schedule that I highly recommend for filmmakers looking to find that perfect balance between quality and efficiency. The schedule is designed for an average shooting rate of 7 1/2 pages per day, and a total of 5 days off over a 17 day period.
While no two productions will ever have the exact same logistical needs, this schedule offers an optimal starting point designed to serve a wide variety of micro-budget films.
Take a listen to Episode 13: Scheduling a 12 Day Micro-Budget Feature Film Production