3. Plan For Things To Go Wrong
Anticipate as much as you can by planning and discussing that plan with the production team. Don’t work in a vacuum. The sooner the production team can come together to discuss the issues that might arise, the smoother first day of production will be. Shooting with anamorphic lenses immediately put our production team under a time crunch. The bigger the frame, the more time to set up and make sure the shot is right. We gave a lot of extra time to the schedule to make sure that in spite of losing time in set up to adjust to the demands of anamorphic frame, we’d still finish on time.