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First-Time Filmmaker F*ck-ups by Daryl Goldberg

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Fuck-Up #23

“I Don’t Need a Stripboard Schedule”

Why you’ll never know how you lived without a stripboardafter you’ve had one

 

“How many times do I have to tell you? The right tool for the right job!”2

—Scotty, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

 

 

The Fuck-Up…

There are countless ways to make a schedule, and many would-be filmmakers have their own systems—nearly all of which fall short of how the pros do it. No system is as thought out and effective a way to make and organize a schedule as the professional standard stripboard schedule.

How to Do It Right…

A professional shooting schedule is done in what is called a “stripboard.” In ye olden pre-computer days of filmmaking, this was actually a long accordion-shaped object full of individual strips ...

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