The Craft


infographic and template to aid in creating a call sheet

Why Do I Need a Call Sheet When Producing a Training Video?

In corporate video production, the call sheet is an agenda for the day. It includes report times, location addresses, plans for meals, and relevant contact information for everyone involved that day, and it can include shot and prop lists.

The call sheet will help you plan out an entire day of video recording. To make use of this tool, download and customize our simplified call sheet template and use this five-step infographic to guide you as you create your first call sheet.

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Why Do I Need a Makeup Kit When Shooting a Training Video?

“Does his forehead look a little shiny?” Jenn says, pointing at the monitor.

Our producer looks at Dave, our value-add grip, who looks back at him and nods. Dave walks over to the gear cart, unzips a small black pouch, and pulls out an oil-absorbing sheet. He deftly maneuvers to the on-camera talent and kindly explains what the client saw on the monitor.

Problem solved! No more shiny skin thanks to a single oil-absorbing sheet, and Dave of course!

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How do you scout locations for a training video shoot?

Scout locations for your next training video shoot with these eight Pro-Tips. Searching for the right place to record video is vital to a successful production. Even though Scout Locations is #11 on our pre-production checklist, it’s just as valuable as the other items and should not be overlooked in the interest of time or budget. Continue reading

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Why is a Shot List Important When Producing a Training Video?

Number 5 on our pre-production checklist is CREATE A SHOT LIST. After the script is written, we work with the client and the DP (Director of Photography, AKA camera operator) to make a list of all of the different video clips we will need to make a great training video.

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