Today was technically an unofficial workshop with Eddie, dealing with all the amber light producers, and what we needed to do to spruce ourselves up and get the productions rolling properly. One of our key failings, across the board, was poor scheduling. Whether it be not giving enough time to any part of the production phases, cramming too much in one day or being too liberal with how long our production took and when things needed to get done by.
The way to circumnavigate this rather big hurdle, as suggested by Eddie, was to work backwards from our end date, going over the different points of post (upload, final checks, final master, sound mix, color correction, fine cut, rough cuts, assembly, paper edit, log, transfer and the back-up). Like this, I actually found to be intuitive and easy to grasp, allowing more clarity and better judgement on time. This also greatly reducing the headache of how long pre-production should take, which is often where I get a little stuck with my schedules. And so now, on with the show!