An Introduction to Pre-production

In pre-production, you consolidate your initial plans and take the next steps for shooting your film. The essential information you will need to think about includes:

  • Refining your concept
  • Research
  • Writing an outline or script
  • Creating a shoot list
  • Assembling production crew and on-camera talent
  • Planning shoot logistics
  • Raising funds and establishing sponsor relationships

Step 1: Story Basics


Written by Rob Nelson

Rob is an ecologist from the University of Hawaii. He is the co-creator and director of Untamed Science. His goal is to create videos and content that are entertaining, accurate, and educational. When he's not making science content, he races whitewater kayaks and works on Stone Age Man.

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