#daily-production-paperwork

Additional Photography Request

Production Paperwork

Instructions

This form should be used by Producers to make a request to the Head of Production (Tony) for additional photography outside of the regularly scheduled shooting days on the crew grid. Since additional photography involves time and resources, requests will not be approved automatically. Approvals will only be granted if the time and resources are available and if students make a compelling case for why the footage cannot be shot during regular principal photography.

Indicate on the form the type of additional photography that is being requested:

  • ESTABLISHING SHOTS OR B-ROLL
    Check this box if the request is for 2nd Unit shots that cannot easily be scheduled during regular principal photography. Typically these would be for shots that need to be shot at a discrete location without the involvement of principal actors, such as establishing shots at an inconveniently place location or B-roll of events that are occurring outside the regular production window.
  • VFX PLATES OR ELEMENTS
    Check this box if the request is for background plates or other photographic elements that are needed to complete visual effects shots.
  • PLAYBACK CONTENT FOR SCREENS
    Check this box if the request is for video content that would need to be shot in advance of regular principal photography in order to be played back during production.
  • PICK-UPS
    Check this box if the request is for pick-up photography. Only BTH and MTH shows may request pick-ups.
  • RESHOOTS
    Check this box if the request is for the reshooting of a scene where circumstances beyond the students’ control resulted in footage becoming unusable. Typically, trying to solve the problem through editorial fixes will need to be explored before a reshoot is approved.
  • OTHER
    Check this box if the request is for something different than the above examples, and provide a brief description of the type of additional photography that’s being requested.

Requests for additional photography must also include the following information:

  • the exact nature of the subject content to be shot;
  • the reason why it cannot be shot with the first unit crew during principal photography;
  • the date, times, and location of the proposed shoot;
  • a summary of the equipment plan for the shoot, including any requests for school equipment;
  • the crew required for the proposed shoot, including names and signatures (you’ll need to determine how many crew members you need and you’ll need to recruit them).
  • any additional supporting documentation can also be attached as needed.

Submit the completed request form to the Head of Production. Leave adequate time for the Head of Production to review the request and be prepared to make adjustments if any concerns need to be addressed. The Head of Production’s decision on whether to approve or deny the request is final.

Daily Production Report

Production Paperwork

INSTRUCTIONS

The Second Assistant Director is responsible for sending out a PDF of the Daily Production Report (DPR) at the end of every shooting day, no later than two hours after wrap. If the production does not have a dedicated Second Assistant Director, the First Assistant Director or Producer shall assume the responsibility.

The purpose of the DPR is to communicate important information from the day’s production, such as number of setups, start and end times, in and out times, reports on delays, and reports on equipment problems. If an urgent problem or situation arises on set, however, do not wait until the end of day to report it; contact the appropriate individuals immediately. (Make sure it is documented on the DPR at the end of the day as well, though.)

Post the completed DPR the #dpr channel on Slack. The PDF file should be formatted with production number and show title as follows: 

01f3-DPR-Day1.pdf

SAMPLE

Call Sheet

Production Paperwork

INSTRUCTIONS

The purpose of the call sheet is to provide all the pertinent information about the next day’s production. The Second Assistant Director is responsible for distributing a PDF of each day’s call sheet to the cast, crew, faculty, and FSU police. If the production does not have a dedicated Second Assistant Director, the First Assistant Director or Producer shall assume the responsibility.

Call sheets, along with any relevant additional information such as maps or safety bulletins, must be emailed out no later than 12 hours before call time on the first day of production and no later than the previous day’s company wrap for all subsequent days. It is important to thoroughly check — and double-check — and triple-check — that all the information in the call sheet is correct before it is sent out, because the distribution of revisions can create confusion.

EMAIL INSTRUCTIONS

The email subject must be formatted with production number and show title included, as follows: 01f3-Film Title - Call Sheet - Day 1

You may include a brief, executive summary of important information in the body of the email, but this should not be a substitute for providing all relevant information in the call sheet itself.

Required recipients are:

SAMPLE CALL SHEET