Our producers are the leaders of in the filmmaking process. They are responsible for all stages of each creative project, from beginning to end. This includes, among other things, fundraising, developing shooting script, hiring a crew, reviewing contracts, producing, and managing the post-production stage of making a film.
Our producers must have business acumen and competency in order to manage the artistic process of filmmaking successfully. First, they must hire an outstanding staff. Second, they must have the communication skills that will enable them to work well with investors, members of the cast and the crew. To make sure the production proceeds on its given timeline and within the established budget, our producers must be able to reach creative solutions to problems and sometimes and make difficult decisions.
The following are quotes from some of our producers:
“People is our top priority. Our production is centered around to our team members—their wellbeing, their health, their safety, their creative synergy, and their fulfillment.”
“We strive to create an inclusive, fun, and memorable on set experience for all team members during our production.”
“A producer should embrace a mindset of servant-leadership. Once our team members understand our objects and key results, I roll my sleeves up and do whatever it takes to help our team succeed. I am not in charge; I am responsible for all team members in my charge.”
“There are almost always unexpected issues or setbacks in filmmaking. Instead of complaining about challenges or difficulties, producers develop solutions and solve problems with creativity. They make no excuses and cast no blame. They focus on get the job done well so the team can move forward.”
To help our cast and crew members stay organized, we created check lists.
The storyboard is an important part of the pre-production process.
While storyboard can be time consuming and labor intensive to create, it ultimately can save time and money. Here are some obvious advantages of storyboarding:
- It establishes a blueprint how the story will flow.
- It provides some clarity of what shots the team need to capture and the timing of each shot.
- It helps production team with shot planning, scheduling, and communication. It's much easier to modify storyboard than find out some shots are not going to work during production, or worse during post production.
Our producers intentionally try to create a work culture where the cast and crew feel free to express themselves, thereby creating an engaging, respectful, supportive, and empowering environment that honors the diverse strengths, experiences, and perspectives of everyone on the team. A work culture that encourages free expression is inclusionary and encourages people to grow, recognizing everyone has their opinions and by encouraging them to share them.
Our producers encourage every team member to speak up if they have any questions, suggestions, comments, or concerns and follow the following standards:
- Appreciate team member's contributions.
- Communicate effectively and promptly.
- Lead excellently and mentor cast and crew.
- Be a good role model for team members by abiding by our core values.
- Be professional and ethical.
- Be respectful, kind, and inclusive.
- Set high standards for themselves and others.
- Delegate tasks skillfully.
At Red Carp Studio, we take preproduction seriously. Here are some typical tasks we perform during preproduction phase:
- Conduct location scouting
- Construct the set
- Lock final shooting script with storyboard & shotlist
- Find the right crew and cast members
- Prepare prop and wardrobe
- Arrange data storage and servers
- Plan for special effects
- Revise and confirm budget
- Select and arrange equipment
- Obtain permits, permissions, and insurances
- Establish production schedule
"The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare. "
David Fleming started his work in high school chairing the first Human Relations Committee in Arlington, VA public schools. He developed several ongoing businesses for international students, and turned his interests to non-profit fundraising, allowing several founders to retire from their day job to build their visions. David has a career in data and software and writes music. His present home is in Arlington, VA.
After each production is complete, we invite our team members to fill out a survey so they can share anonymous and honest feedback. That way, we can learn from our team members and continue to improve our production process.
Postproduction supervisors are responsible for shepherding a film through the postproduction process. They will maintain budgets and schedules for assigned titles and oversee all aspects of the day-to-day post-production activities. Postproduction supervisors have to communicate and work effectively with crews, filmmaker, vendors, and internal stakeholders. They must stay on top of evolving feature needs to deliver final features on time and within budget parameters.
A fitness coach is part of every production team, evidencing our concern for our cast and crew and the team’s health and fitness. Cast members might be stressed before or during shooting. Crew members might need to work out soreness, muscle tightness, or fatigue after moving or carrying heavy gear. Our fitness coach also helps our team members with breathing exercises, stretching, and conditioning.
We provide excellent meals during production as our way of thanking our team members on set. We carefully select each meal with balanced nutrition and variety, while taking account everyone’s dietary preferences.Our sample craft service menu