"TAKE 5" Tips!
First you need a script.
Write down what you want your characters and/or narrator to say. Then describe the visuals within each shot, including camera angles. Also include any music you plan to use (be sure that you are not using anything with a copyright). Make sure your script is detailed enough so you can plan each shot — but don’t get bogged down in too many details.
Scout your locations.
Think about where you’ll shoot each scene. Consider which locations will make the best visuals. Which are most “do-able?” Which portray our beautiful state best? Which might require getting special permission to shoot? Are they places where you can film safely?
Develop a storyboard.
A storyboard is simply a visual of what each scene will look like. The visuals can be as simple as a rough pencil sketch — just enough to give you the basic idea. In general, you should have one story-boarded frame for each scene or each time the camera angle or background changes.
Create a schedule.
Chart out the time you’ll spend shooting and editing. Then — stick to the schedule!
Anyone who appears on camera and can be recognized in any manner will need to sign a Model Release Form. If they’re under 18, their parents or legal guardians will also need to sign the form.