I'd suggest thinking about your location. Will there be neighbors making noise that could ruin the sound recording? Will you be under a lane of airplane traffic? I've been hit with both of these at some point and they tend to ruin perfectly good takes. Good luck with your shoot!
I usually use Scriviner for my brainstorming and outline and then import into Fade In for screenplay format. Fade In is simple to use and a fraction of the price of Final Draft. I'd highly recommend.
I fit into a similar category of one man band freelancer.
I'm starting to make the switch to LED lights. 1. I don't have to gel them because they're approximately daylight balanced , 2. They don't get hot like tungsten, 3. They can run on battery power if I need to shoot something outside.
I'm using B&H's brand of LEDs called Genaray. I throw one in a large roller case with my camera and lavs and I can do a talking head interview pretty easily. Carrying 3 might be hard though.
This is an interesting topic. As a photographer I license my work and maintain copyright. As a filmmaker, the client gets all the rights.
I attempted to license a video job that an ad agency requested from me and they refused. It was not for broadcast and for internal purposes. I was doing it for way cheaper than a competitor but they wouldn't budge.
I've had more success with indy music videos, but they usually aren't familiar with rights.
But I still maintain the right to show my video work in my reel.
That's been my experience. I'd love to hear others.
Personally I felt it was slow. I started to become impatient after 25 seconds of black and really only stayed with it until the 1min mark. Not sure I would come back for another episode.
I'd recommend tightening it up and put the storyline in the first episode. Hope that helps!
This is a great breakdown. Loved it. Thanks for sharing!