Before playing on game day, athletes have a game plan. They plan their moves, who’s going to do what, every contingency is thought out. They have worked out what they are going to do before they do it.
It’s no different as a filmmaker. A shot list is a filmmaker’s gameplan, we use the shot list to plan out the type of shots we want to do before a single frame is recorded. It’s important to have a plan, productions cost a lot of money. The old saying “time is money” rings true in the production world more than anywhere else. You want to make the most of the time you do budget for and pull from that time all the possible shots and angles that will elevate your video to the next level and leave a lasting impression on your audience.
Shot lists don’t have to be long and extensive, if you don’t want them to be. They can just be short bullet point words on a page, rough sketches or even little doodles. They can be whatever you want them to be as long as you understand what you are wanting to capture and be able to articulate it. That’s all that matters. Shot lists are invaluable assets, they are great to have with you on set to reference back to. Things can get pretty jumbled up on film days as there’s a lot of moving parts and things that need to get done. Shot lists are crucial to keep all your ideas in one place so you don’t lose them.
The point is you need a GAME PLAN.
That’s where we can help! We do all the heavy lifting for you, with years of experience and hundreds of shoots in our books, we can create an effective shot list for you. Just share your ideas with us, sit back, relax and we’ll take care of the rest!