If there are to be titles, the Art Director arranges for the titles to be created, holding the Titles Artist post.
If there are to be Props, the Art Director arranges for all Props.
Art Director hires an Assistant/Makeup Artist. Additional Assistants, as needed, can be recruited from the PA Pool.
Production Sound man hires Boomman. Boomman can be someone from
the PA Pool.
Food Caterer hires Assistant(s). Assistants can be someone from
the PA Pool.
The AD finalizes the crew and enters the names and phone numbers
onto a "Staff & Crew" list.
The AD distributes the "Staff & Crew" list to all Staff & Crew and makes sure the Title Artist gets copies first so that the Titles
can be made ahead of time.
Director makes sure the Title Artist knows what size and aspect ratio the titles must be.
AD confirms calls all Talent, Staff and Crew to determine when each is available and when each is NOT available.
With the availability data, the AD and the Production Manager determine the shooting day(s) and submit it (them) for approval of
the Producer. Individuals that are not free must be immediately
replaced by someone else if it is found that the majority of the
others are available on a given day. This is why the PA Pool is
Once the Producer finalizes the exact shooting schedule, a "Call Sheet" is prepared. The AD calls everyone and informs them when
they should show up and where at least two weeks in advance. Each
person confirms his availability. A copy of the Call sheet and is
sent to each talent, staff and crew immediately as written
confirmation and to let them know the general sequence of events.
A Copy of this Program is sent to the PM, AD, DP and Art Director.
Any talent, staff or crew that are not available are replaced by someone in the PA pool. If no one qualified the PM finds someone,
possibly with the help of the Key PA.
The Production Manager arranges for any insurance on the equipment
to be in order.
The Production Manager arranges for the pick-up and return of all the equipment.
Everyone arrives on the set at their designated times and the scene or scenes are shot.
After, or before, the production is finished, the Production Manager gets with the Director to be briefed on the editing that
will be necessary.
Producer hires an Editor at the approval of the Director.
Production Manager arranges the time and the place for the editing
Production Manager arranges for any payments that are due.
Dailies are viewed.
The finished scene is screened for all interested talent, crew, friends and associates at a wrap party.
PRODUCTION COMPANY DATA:
First Assistant Director