Digital Workflow

 

 “Successful Creative  Production requires constant vigilance.”

Getting Work Done

Steve Lasky working at his desk

Working late at night but still smiling

Schedules and breakdowns for video production

To be effective a good production plan  must be communicated to everyone.

Skills

Creative production is a process.  And how you go about managing the process of getting work done  can often mean the difference between success and something else.
 
The first step in any good production workflow for creative is listening. Whether it's a creative brief, script or storyboard taking the time to understand the goal and objective of a creative project is crucial.  The steps that follow; budgeting, developing a schedule, hiring crew, equipment,  casting, location logistics, all depend on a clear understanding of the final objective.

 

 

 

Tools

Steve Lasky driving DP with camera

Getting camera and DP where they need to be.

  • Interpreting creative brief
  • Writing
  • Script breakdown
  • Scheduling
  • Budgeting/Estimates
  • Client/Stakeholder presentation
  • Manage staff,crew, production team
  • Manage vendors
  • Equipment allocations
  • Casting
  • Location logistics
  • Releases - Sync rights
  • Post Production
  • Manage communications
  • Digital encoding - trafficking
  • Digital Delivery

 

 

  • Mac or PC computers
  • IOS system computers
  • Microsoft Office, Excel, Word
  • Adobe CS, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, After Effects, In Design
  • Scheduling, MM Schedule, ScheduAll, Visio
  • Digital Cameras, RED®, Canon DSLR, Arri®, Panavision®
  • Grip and Lighting, HMIs, LEDs, etc.
  • Editing-Post, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Pro-tools
Steve Lasky taking notes on set

Adding last minute  schedule changes on location.