\r\n\r\nEver since I heard about the Illumination Experience Tour that Shane Hurlbut, ASC was doing I couldn’t wait to talk to him about it. I’ve always thought that anyone that wanted to do any job should physically go do it. And in order to know what it’s like to really make movies, I thought it was always best to be on set.\r\n\r\nIn the past the best advice I could give was to somehow get on set on some movie and watch how things are done.\r\n\r\nI did this by shooting behind the scenes on TV, films and lots of indie productions. It was the easiest way to move around and find out how things were done on set and talk to all the different department heads to find out what they do.\r\n\r\nThis is not that easy to do though, people ask me to visit my sets all the time and I try to let as many people as possible, but usually I just can’t let everyone come.\r\n\r\nHere is where I thought Shane’s tour would be something very useful. It is a tour where you get to be in an intimate environment with someone that is shooting multi million dollar films and you get hands on experience.\r\n\r\nTake a look at the website for all the details, listen to our phone conversation, and if you are serious about learning from someone that makes big movies you should make sure you get your seat in one of the following cities:\r\n\r\nSaturday, October 04/Sunday, October 05 WASHINGTON, D.C.\r\nTuesday, October 07 DETROIT\r\nThursday, October 09 BOSTON\r\nSaturday, October 11/Sunday, October 12 BROOKLYN\r\nTuesday, October 14/Wednesday, October 15 TORONTO\r\nSaturday, October 18/Sunday, October 19 CHICAGO\r\nTuesday, October 21 MINNEAPOLIS\r\nSaturday, October 23 DENVER\r\nSaturday, October 25 SEATTLE\r\nThursday, October 30 PORTLAND\r\nSunday, November 02 VANCOUVER\r\nTuesday, November 04 SALT LAKE CITY\r\nThursday, November 06 SACRAMENTO\r\nSaturday, November 08/Sunday, November 09 SAN FRANCISCO\r\nTuesday, November 11 SAN JOSE\r\nThursday, November 13 SAN DIEGO\r\nSaturday, November 15/Sunday, November 16 LA/BURBANK\r\nMonday, November 17 LA/BURBANK\r\n\r\n
\r\n\r\nLast night Chloe Mae Loop and I went to an event in Hollywood I heard about… heard about on Facebook… didn’t really know much about… just needed to get out of the house… after working on editing a short documentary of artist Shane Robinson that Vu and I shot in Maui a few weeks ago all day. Run-on sentence is exactly how confusing and tiring one gets after an all day editing session… hahaha!\r\n\r\nSo, we show up to a small theater in Hollywood and I’m just expecting it to be a low key simple event like it was described on Facebook:\r\n\r\n
- 10 2 to 4 page sketches will be performed with scripts in hand\r\n- 10 minute intermission\r\n- Ballots handed out for voting on the sketches\r\n- 3 to 5 long form improv scenarios will be acted out\r\n- Ballots will be collected for the 10 sketches\r\n- As Ballots get tallied, a short form improv game will be played\r\n
\r\n\r\nBut when we walk in I was instantly impressed. Read More…
\r\n\r\nAbove is an interview of sorts with Anna Akana done with Google Glass. It’s basically the two of us casually talking shop and recording the entire thing. Anna, thank you so much for your time!!!\r\n\r\nIf you have not seen the series yet click here to watch it now!!! \r\n\r\nA few months ago Kent Nichols asked me if I was available for some pickup shots for a TV show… well… a short film… actually a digital series… or web series… kind of all the same in my eyes lately.\r\n\r\nAnna Akana had written (with Ray William Johnson‘s colaboration) a short series about a girl who could time travel, deals with some issues only a time traveler has, and some issues all of us face, like finding out someone is suicidal…\r\n\r\n Read More…
A lot of requests were made for a single page smaller one in PDF version and a Google Doc version. So, Chloe took her time and made you exactly that!!!
This call sheet will print on one side of a standard 8.5×11 inch sheet of paper.
Now, I know it isn’t in PDF format natively, that because the nature of call sheets need to be customized a lot before use… so Google Docs can easily export it to PDF and XLS, so it covers both of those with ease.
Here are some quick instructions on how to export it to PDF and XLS, but you can just make a copy to your Google Drive and use it from there; I’d recommend that way.
No strings attached… just straight free download of a professional Call Sheet Template.
I’ve looked high and hard for a great call sheet template… even a good call sheet template… even just a usable call sheet template!!! I was not able to find one that really did the job. I was always jealous when I got hired to go on set to DP a shoot and the call sheet was all nice and pretty and more importantly easy to read and looks easy to use! An easy to use call sheet was nowhere to be found.So… I asked Microsoft Excel GURU, Chloe Mae Loop, to make one with me after consulting with one of my producers, Lindsey Koens on what all it should have on it. We built it from the ground up keeping ease of editing in mind. We pulled out a number of call sheets from commercials, TV shows, indy films, big feature films and made what we believe to be a great easy to use call sheet.
Chloe made it in Excel, but then I realized that not everyone would have Excel so I put up a survey asking people what format they would like to have it in.
2,320 people ended up taking a look at the survey so I think we have a pretty good idea what format the call sheet template should be in. The top two were Excel and PDF. So right now we are publishing it in both MAC and PC versions of Excel with the PDF version of the call sheet on the way (we will just add it here later).
Please download it and use it for free. Here are the direct download links:
Enjoy!!! And if there are any changes or suggestions let’s discuss that below in the comments.