A shooting schedule (also known as a 'stripboard') is key when planning out your production. For example, the script is finished, and now you need to schedule your shoot days. A shooting schedule makes it easy to track and arrange production days. You can move scenes on the fly, add day breaks and edit scenes making it a snap to plan out your shoot.

Creating a shooting schedule

Getting started

  1. On the Stripboard page, click Import Script
  2. Drag and drop your script file (.fdx, .fountain or PDF) or click Browse to select a file.
  3. A shooting schedule will automatically be generated.

Pro Tip: If you see multiple characters, you can always merge them.

Guided Video Walkthrough :

Here's a guided tour that shows the entire process of creating a shooting schedule.

Why are pages not appearing on my shooting schedule?

If you are not able to see pages or scene numbers, it could be due to formatting.

Can I import a schedule I made in Movie Magic Scheduling?

MMS files are not compatible, however Studiobinder makes it simple to change over from Movie Magic Scheduling.

How do you import your shot list on your shooting schedule?

Currently, there isn't any way to add your shot list to the shooting schedule. However, if you plan on making call sheets from your schedule, you can easily save your shot list or storyboard as a PDF and simply attach it to your call sheet.

Best practices when scheduling

Efficiency

  • Try to schedule all shots by location first. 
  • Adding banners is great when you need a production note for your team. For example, instead of typing in a banner like “Company Move,”  enter “Move from living room to kitchen."

For more best practices, take a look at veteran Producer and filmmaker Arnon Shorr who walks you through the process of scheduling a real-world project.

What's Next?

Great, now that you created a shooting schedule, it's time to:

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