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February 26, 2024

First things first, nail down that schedule like it's your life's mission. You gotta know who's free when, and lock those dates down tight. And hey, don't forget to have a Plan B (and C, if you're feeling extra). You know, just in case someone decides to elope last minute or something equally wild. Next up, locations and equipment. Ever show up to a spot thinking it's gonna be all quiet and serene, only to find it's next to a construction site? Yeah, not cool. Do your homework, scout your locations like a pro, and make sure it vibes with the shoot you've got in mind.

And equipment – oh boy, make sure you've got what you need, when you need it. Nothing worse than setting up for that killer shot and realizing you left your key light in another zip code. Triple-check your gear list, confirm with your team, and maybe throw in some extra batteries and tapes (cause, you know, Murphy's law).

So, there you have it. Coordination might not be the most glamorous part of the shoot, but getting it right? That's what separates the pros from the wannabes. Let's make this shoot epic, not epicly disastrous.

For anyone else, perhaps some more experience on set could help. Find a spot as a production assistant using the DGC database to find what movies are in development/pre-production. Surely if you're lucky - they'll work with you.

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