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A film call sheet is really no different than the call sheet for any project; you'll want to make sure you fulfill all the steps in either to get your cast and crew to set on time.
Why Every Project Needs a Film Call Sheet
The call sheet not only tells you when the shoot but also where. And of course, who's who in the production, how to contact them, and all sorts of other important details you might need to know.
We've shared some other free call sheets and production documents in the past, but if you're looking for something a little different, the team over at Cast and Crew Call has shared a very easy-to-use template.
There is expensive call sheet software out there, and call sheet functionality attached to other software, but the reality is you can accomplish everything you need to with a free call sheet template like this one, just as professionally, which can save your precious budget for critical things.
Remember, a daily call sheet is required... every day... so once you download this free template and use it, it'll be easy to pump out every other day of the shoot with just minor modifications!
A production without a call sheet is not a professional one.
I’ve looked high and hard for a great call sheet template… even a good call sheet template… even just a usable call sheet template!!! I was not able to find one that really did the job. I was always jealous when I got hired to go on set to DP a shoot and the call sheet was all nice and pretty and more importantly easy to read and looks easy to use! An easy to use call sheet was nowhere to be found.
So… I asked Microsoft Excel GURU, Chloe Mae Loop, to make one with me after consulting with one of my producers, Lindsey Koens on what all it should have on it. We built it from the ground up keeping ease of editing in mind. We pulled out a number of call sheets from commercials, TV shows, indy films, big feature films and made what we believe to be the a great easy to use call sheet.
There are two versions of the call sheet, one is a very complete two-page version, another is a simplified one-page version. Here is what the two page version looks like, which is available in both Mac and PC Excel versions:
And this is the simplified one-page version, which is in a Google Doc form:
- Two Page Call Sheet Template -- Cast and Crew Call
- One Page Call Sheet Template -- Cast and Crew Call
- The Bui Brothers -- Website
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