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Short Film Production Template

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Short Film Production Template

Use this short film production template to guide you through the instrumental steps of production. Created by Ryan Connolly of Film Riot.

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No two short films are exactly alike, but if anyone knows the in’s and out’s of short film production, it’s Ryan Connolly. As the founder and internet personality behind Film Riot, his YouTube channel about filmmaking has gained over 1.7 million subscribers. Having written, directed and produced 17 short films, including PROXiMITY, UFOh Yeah, Ghost House, SENTiNEL, BALLiSTIC, and There Comes a Knocking, his films have amassed over 13 million views.


In this template, you’ll find Ryan's exact process to follow and ensure your next short film goes smoothly from pre-production to post-production.

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What’s Included in the Short Film Production Template?

This template includes a full production timeline, including tasks for the most instrumental steps in the process to help guide you through production from start to finish.

The phases in this template include:

  • Writing
  • Story Prep
  • Budget/Admin
  • Casting
  • Location
  • Art
  • Wardrobe
  • Production
  • Post-Production

In addition, this template also includes Ryan's recommended folder structure for organizing your documents, files, and assets from pre through post.

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How to Use the Short Film Template

Upon opening the short film template, you'll be presented with a fully built short film project. You can then customize this project as needed to suit your unique project needs.

1. Setup Your Project

To get started, add your project name and company name, and then enter your project start date.Setup-1

2. Review the Calendar

Once the project is setup, the entire calendar and task list will be auto-built based on your start date. Your calendar, along with all associated tasks, will be laid out for you to review.Cal-Jun-02-2022-10-29-06-40-PM

3. Make Changes to the Short Film Template

You can then shift tasks on the calendar simply by dragging and dropping, adding or removing tasks, or making any other modifications based on the needs of your project.Move-Jun-02-2022-10-29-20-21-PM

4. Organize Your Documents and Assets

In the project sidebar, you'll find all of the pre-built phases, organized with subfolders to help you keep track of your documents, files and assets from start to finish of your project.Folders-2

5. Invite Your Team

Finally, start inviting your team and assigning them tasks to get the project kicked off.Invite

Producing a Short Film with Assemble

Assemble enables producers to create a centralized hub to manage their entire project from start to finish - including calendars, task management, documents and asset management.

By using this short film template, you'll get access to all of Assemble's powerful features so that you can not only set a project up in seconds, but keep production moving quickly and efficiently with our advanced collaboration tools built for producers.

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Short Film Production Template

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