This video covers a wide range of tips and tricks to make your set runs smoothly, things occur as you planned, and small items don’t go missing. I’ve seen some of these used by YouTubers mostly, but there are a hundred of them, so use what you think is best suited to your shooting style.
There are a lot of things to think about when on set, so the planning beforehand is very important. This isn’t only of value for a documentary or short film, this is for any video or even photoshoot that you are planning on shooting. It’s preferable to have all the items you might need available, and to have a team who are keen to learn and do more than what is expected of them.
The best tips for me are to number the batteries and the cards, to let yourself know how many you’ve got left, and to add labels on the lenses to make it easy to spot the one you’re looking for. Obviously there are plenty of the 100 tips that I won’t ever need, but it’s good to have a general idea of what the solutions are to certain problems that can occur on the shooting day.