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by Pete Tomkies, VideoMaker

Close up of a clapper loader on a film set
Whether you are working on a Hollywood blockbuster or student documentary, you need to make sure that everyone involved in the production knows what they are doing, where they are doing it and when they are doing it — or else you will run into problems. If you are working with a small crew you might think a call sheet isn’t necessary, but mistakes and misunderstandings about who was bringing what equipment and what time they were needed on set are all too common and can lead to delays or even the loss of a day’s filming.
There are lots of free call sheet templates available online, so have a look around and find one that suits your needs — which might vary from shoot to shoot —  but as you get more confident don’t be afraid to customize the forms or even design your own… (more)