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Why not share?

While we were prepping Singularity Stories, we kept coming up short when searching for good examples of production materials (script breakdowns, shot lists, camera maps, etc.). This wasn’t our first narrative project, nor was it the largest we’d worked on, but as young filmmakers, we are always looking to expand our base of knowledge and learn more, especially when it comes to workflows, best practices, and efficient filmmaking. To that end, now that we’ve stumbled our way through this rather daunting undertaking, from pre-production to marketing, we thought it might be of some use to other creators to provide a look at our process and the production materials that we created to help us complete the project.

We’ve got some videos and a gallery, so enjoy those too. Feel free to let us know if this was useful to you…we’re curious if anyone needs as much help as we do!

Welcome to

the vault

Production documents

Singularity Stories Vol. I

SHOOTING SCRIPT

The full shooting script, including camera notes, color-coded breakdowns and shot-lines corresponding to our shot list (below). Scrivener was the writing/formatting software that was used, and all the color-coding and shot-lining was done in a basic PDF mark-up program.

SHOT LIST

The shot list for the movie, based on a modified template that we found online (here’s a video explaining the template). These shot numbers correspond with all the other documents and indicates what we wanted to shoot going into production. Of course, revisions were made on-the-fly during filming as obstacles were encountered.

SHOOTING SCHEDULE

The shooting schedule for both days, with estimated times. Much of this was done by modifying the algorithm provided in the original template (again, from here) to come up with rough ideas of how long each setup would take. As above, this was modified on-the-fly as we moved through both days to accommodate production realities.

CAMERA MAPS

Maps for camera positions and moves for all the major setups. This gave us a good, quick visual map of how best to plan out our shooting schedule for maximum efficiency. These were created using an app called Shot Designer.

PRODUCTION BOOK

A heavily redacted production book, including contact info, locations and maps, and a general daily schedule. This is hopefully all the info that cast and crew would need heading into production days.

ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT

The EPK we prepared and include with film festival submissions, press releases, etc. Very similar content to the website, in a PDF form.

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