When starting any creative project, it’s essential to be organized with a video production checklist template. All the planning and development is meaningless if a smart system isn’t in place to execute the production process.
A step-by-step production checklist will ensure everyone on the production team is in sync with the production workflow and can communicate effectively.
Use our fully customizable video production checklist by clicking Use Template now, or read on to learn more about what's included.
When Should I Use the Video Production Checklist Template?
Wondering when to use a video production checklist? Always. Starting a production process without the planning and accountability that a video production template provides is like getting into a canoe without a paddle. The right video or film production checklist can ease the process, and should cover everything from the pre-production checklist to the post-production workflow.
Pre-production is often the most inexpensive part of the production process, but if time isn’t taken to account for all aspects needed to produce a quality video, it could jeopardize your entire video project and cost you more time and money in the long run.
This checklist takes you through the video production process for a standard video project. Check out our full list of film templates for more resources.
What is Included in this Video Production Checklist?
With any production planning, you need a streamlined, easy to navigate video template that provides the immediate ability to share, plan, revise and review all relevant production information. This includes a pre-production checklist as well as a roadmap for production and post.
Here's some of the steps included in our video production checklist template. Click Use Template to see the comprehensive list.
- Creative Development
- Director Prep
- Hire Crew
- Shoot Prep
If you're looking to produce a feature film, check out our feature film production schedule template.
Why are Production Checklists Important?
Whether you are a production company, content producer or marketing team, having production checklists as a centralized source of information is key to plan, manage and track your project from pre-production through distribution and marketing.
There are so many moving parts within a production. Is all the needed equipment rented and insured? Have you budgeted production for b-roll footage or ADR voice-over in post-production? Having the ability to access a living production document where every step of the process is tracked is key to a successful video.
How to Create a Video Shoot Checklist
The first thing to determine are the types of videos you are producing, the goal for your video content and your overall marketing strategy. Once you know your destination, you can plan accordingly and begin building the elements needed to produce your final video.
If you are a first-time filmmaker or producer, creating a film or video shoot checklist from scratch can be overwhelming. This template gives you a fully built video production checklist, which you can then add to or edit to suit the unique needs of your project.
Create your Video Production Checklist with Assemble
Our video production checklist template provides a comprehensive list of all key tasks and allows you to add and delete steps as needed to meet your production's unique needs.
1. Open the Template
Open this template by clicking Use Template. The template will be created within a new blank project in Assemble.
2. Edit the Template as Needed
Click anywhere within the text to begin adding to or editing the template.
3. Share the Document
Click Share and select Share Document to easily distribute the document to your entire team with one click. You can even track who has viewed the document.
4. Save the Updated Template for Future Projects
Once you've updated it based on your needs, click the menu in the top right and select Save as Template to save it into your your personal template library.
Producing a Video with Assemble
Assemble enables producers to create a centralized hub to manage their entire project from start to finish - including documents, calendars, task management and asset management.
By using this video production checklist template, you'll get access to all of Assemble's powerful features so that you can not only set utilize this document, but keep production moving quickly and efficiently with our advanced collaboration tools built for producers.
Get started today for free by clicking Use Template to begin exploring all of Assemble's powerful features.