The Church Filmmaker’s Pre-Production Handbook
Use this 40-page guide to plan your next shoot with ease. Learn the basics of production planning and make sure your next project runs smoothly.
What’s in the book?
Discern The Need
Where do you start when planning a project? It’s not brainstorming. First you need to determine the true need behind the video.
Find out your target audience. Identify what markers determine success. Build in a way to quantify the results.
Have fun and come up with ideas. Don’t judge at first. Then, whittle your list down to the one you will employ.
How do you communicate your compelling idea.
Wrap your idea, budget, goals and timeline in a nice, neat package.
Determine the right kind of script for your project and then write.
Break It Down
Break down the script into it’s basic elements so you know what props, costumes, actors, etc. you need before you shoot a frame of film.
Learn the best way to order your shoot day to maximize your time.
Find out what to look for when you visit your locations ahead of time when planning your shoot.
Gearing Up For Production
Know what else do you need to be ready to make your production a success.
What Others Are Saying
Church of the Living God, U.K.
I loved reading through this, this is very helpful and insightful!
Matt captures the professional process of pre-production and communicates it in a way anyone can understand. Every church filmmaker should start here.
Liberty Church, Alabama
Matt takes the in-depth world of filmmaking and breaks it down into bite sized morsels. Excellent work!
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