How To Design A Movie Set – Planning & Execution

Making a movie set is also a kind of unsung art. If you do it in wrong way than the audience are going to think that movie is very cheap and is of low budget. And in case if you do it right way than no one is going to notice it at all. The good way it not about flashy or expensive, it is all about setting it simply naturally into the scene.

1) Studying the script :

The most important part of the movie is the script. It consists of all the information about the movie like story, characters, plot and the required information of the movie. By going through the script you will get an idea how to set should look. While reading the script make a note of some of the things like the time period, ambiance, geography, background props needed. And also the mood of the scrip, number of characters And the location of the design.

2) Discuss with the director about the set :

You must remember one thing that is you have to design the set the way the director has visualized the movie. So for that you have to talk or discuss with the director. From which you will come to know his point of view or else you can also give some free ideas in relation to script. You can sit and discuss with the director about the whole plan, theme, and all the necessary props that they want to incorporate or that can incorporated. Before that the most important that you need to know is the budget. So that you can start planning according to the script within that budget.

3) Sketching the mock design of the set :

There are many ways by which you can design a set and the final goal is to design a set. You can design it in sketch up, or drawing or photography or from other films. But before starting any things ones show to the direction so that your time is not wasted unnecessarily. Click photos of the props, locations, and rooms which you get through online or real life. Or else you can even sketch with pencil and paper, the front view is the best to understand it best. And lastly by showing the director the clips of other films which you will design it in more unique way to make it look different and beautiful.

4) Decide how to build the set :

First of all you have to decide whether you are going to build the set or use the exiting location as set. This is the most crucial decision to make. As it will affect the budget, scenes, and  film making process. And in both the cases it has both pros and cons. It will best if the director make a decision related to it. Because he knows better what he actually want ? How is actually want the set to ?

5)  Make a budget for your design :

Budget is the most important and least fun part in the whole process. It is an essential skill for everyone involved in the film making. You want any problem or issue in the middle of the design like shortage of money or you have run out of money. Therefore it is very essential to have a calculation of everything like pros, location etc. So that within that budget you can plan and design the whole set. And in case if you are using any existing location than  make sure to inquire if there is any fee for it.

6) Search of a location :

Grab a nice camera and set out on the road in search of a location. Visit as many places a you can and select and click pics of some of the options. That you would like to use in your set. Take shot of the whole room from every angle with proper lighting. So that when the director see it, he can analyse it clearly. And also click pics of furniture, decorations, and props that will suit with you design perfectly.

7) Decide which part to use :

Decide in the whole room which part of it you are going to use. You can divide the room and design with two to three walls. But in case if the director want to use the whole room than make sure to design it such a way that it will look like as it is in the movie.

8) Designing room lines :

Create lines in the room, which will create a illusion of movement for the audience. Create lines everywhere on couches, floorboard and the horizon of the room. Remember to create design in 3D and the lines in the 2D plan. Thinking of your set like you were composing a photograph will always lead to more interesting designs.

9) Removing the brand images :

Remove or cover up or hide all the brand names or images that are in the set. Because it may sometime cost money or else you may get sued for anything. So it is better not to take anything of that sort of risk. Or else if you want to show than take permission from respective brand. And if they charge and if you have that much budget than you can pay for it.

10) Less is more :

Unless the point of the scene is that things are cluttered and chaotic, less is more in the scene. You don’t want the audience focusing on your set, you want them focusing on the actors and action. A great set is unobtrusive it feels natural and realistic, less like a set and more like a room you could visit in real life.

11) Light the whole set with cinematographer :

After lighting, there is a good chance you’ll need to redesign the set a bit to eliminate awkward shadows or fit in lighting stands. This is also a chance to put in any practicals, which are lights that appear as part of the final movie, like lamps or ceiling lights. The cinematographer is also in charge of camera placement, meaning this is the time to work out crew placement and check how your scene looks at specific camera angles.


How To Host A Radio Show -Planning & Execution !

Radio is one of the oldest technology which is still in trend in the present world. Through this one can reach or contact with wide audience in both local areas and across the country. In radio show you can telecast music, interviews, stories, journalism, or any other audio content which is created by an audio DJ or host. And to organize a successful radio show you have to make yourself get involved in this varied and exciting field. For that you have to do a proper and systematic planning.

1) First contact the local radio stations :

At first try to contact to the near by or local radio stations. And ask them if they have any position left vacant as host in any of the main program. Or else you have that much of budget than you can contact for buying the air time. You can discuss with them about the type of radio show you want to organize. And their process or rules and regulations for hosting the new radio show. Fix a day with time each week so that you can increase your listener numbers who want to hear you. But in case you are planning for a DJ type radio and play music, songs, than contact the type of radio which does this.

2) Record your own show for online broadcast :

Record your own radio show one with all the equipment’s you are having and broadcast it online. So that you will come to know about the potential of listeners in around the world. You can even do live show online or else if possible try to make it available through podcast service.  Podcast is a perfect idea to host a radio show where you can record, edit and after that broadcast it online. And this process is going to bring success for your radio show.

3) Enter you show into a contest :

With all the available equipment’s record your own radio show. Which you can edit and than broadcast it online. And if you want you can even submit it to any contest. This is the only chance to broadcast it in any of the popular radio station. And through this you will even collect your large number of audience. You can even submit it to any ongoing podcast service also.

4) Listen to other show :

Listen to as many shows as possible of the type in which you are interested. By this you will come to learn many things. This will helpful as a guide in the things that you want to do. Pay a keen attention to each and everything in the show. Take a note of everything and you can even make changes that you dislike it. This will keep you engaged and make a habit of listening.

5) Make a checklist of the basic components :

Note down all the basic information that are required for you in hosting the radio show. Make a checklist of main key elements like the name or title of show, objective or main goal, theme, schedule, number of audience, show elements and most important is publicity or advertising of the show.

6)  Write a script for your show :

Write you script for your show in which you will write what you want to say during the show. It can include questioning type, or narrative or wrap one between sets of songs. You can write basic outline or detailed script according to your comfort. Which you will able to understand just by seeing it during the show in time of need.

7) Getting used to with the equipment :

First find out what all equipment are required for recording and broadcasting the show. After that try to learn all the functions of the equipment like speaker, microphone, sound mixer etc. If possible take a tutorial of it so that it will make you feel confident during operating it in the show. Try to acknowledge that much of knowledge about the equipment so that you can fix small issues or problems that will come across during broadcast.

8) Speak properly on live broadcast :

If you are doing live broadcast instead of podcast be very careful while speaking. Speak slowly with proper language so that listeners can understand easily without much difficulties. Follow the proper guidelines on the show and also follow the content properly so that you can achieve your targeted audience. And if in any case something goes wrong, than learn to know how to manage it by playing music or song or moving to another segment.

9) Announce the station call sign and frequency :

Every time on the start of the show always first remember to announce the name or title of the show. And all the basic information about the station like frequency, call sign etc. This will help the listeners to get tune any time during the show segment and also in identifying what they are listening to. This will help in increasing the number of listeners of your show and also for publicity purpose in social media, blogs etc.

10) Online broadcasting :

Doing online broadcast through the process of podcast. In this you can do offline recording of your audio with the help the available equipment. Or else you can even record just with the help of your phone or computer microphone. If your are recording with the help of equipment than sync it with your computer or any editing device. So that there will no issue of transferring the file for editing purpose.

11) Editing and Sharing your show :

It is the last step of broadcast. After completion of your recording transfer it for editing purpose. Download a editing app where you can edit, cut, move, change and add effects. After editing before broadcasting keep a copy of it saved. So that if in case you lose it than it will helpful for you in need of requirement. After that you can share it through social media sites, blog or website. Don’t upload it all together, upload episode after episode which will great excitement and anxiety between the listeners.


How To Acquire Racing Sponsors -Tips !

Racing is a competition of speed against clock or to some specific point. The competitors always  compete among themselves and try to complete the task in very shortest period of time. Racing can of different types like car racing, horse racing, boat racing, cycle racing, aircraft racing, animal racing and running is the basic form of racing. There are also racing like speed-skating, long distance swimming, cross country skiing, and etc. The racing can organized in both track and road. Usually racing involves travelling some distance. But it can also involve reaching to a specific goal with a particular speed.There are many sports like marathon, running and cycling included in the racing. and other than there are also many other multi sports like triathlon etc.

Sometimes race are run continuously without any stop and finishes. While in other types it is divided into different stages or legs or heats. A heat is usually run in different times for the same course of time. A stage is a shorter section for a much longer course or for a period of time trial. Taking parting in any kind of race costs and need money. Being a racer is a very great thing. And to take part in any race frequently or in any high level racing all you need is sponsors. After that everything’s depends upon your hard work and aim. But how to get sponsors is a very tough job ? All you need to do is follow some steps to achieve it. So continue the article you will come to know :

1) Knowing the sponsorship process :

Knowing the whole process of sponsorship is the first step. To understand this process you have to read as much as you can about that subject. Ones you come to know or  understands the whole process how to get the sponsors after that you can get of your own.

2) Find out what you can offer to the potential sponsors :

Now a days sponsors demand for more, Logos on uniforms and equipment packing them in sponsorship and offering them has become a very most common and basic thing. The more you offer to the sponsors, the more and the better is the chance to get the sponsorship deal. The sponsorship checklist is the best tool to find out everything that you can offer to the potential sponsors.

3) Decide where you will search for the racing sponsors :

At first decide in which type of race you are going to take part. On basis of that you can start searching for the racing sponsors. If you are going to take part in local race. Than search and approach the local businesses in the place where you live or where you are going to race. But in case you are taking part in national race. Than you have to search and approach a very huge number of businesses. In this case there will a very big competition among all you have applied for the same businesses.  In this case, learning and having knowledge related to how to research and evaluate potential sponsors is a very good idea and will have a very huge advantage out of it. So read as many books as you can on this topic.

4) Start contacting everyone for the racing sponsorship :

Ones you have decided or made a list to whom you are going to approach for the sponsorship, start contacting the sponsors. When you are trying to get sponsors for racing than contacting them directly through phone call is the best idea than emailing them. Emails can ignored very easily but in case of phone calls they cannot ignored. Searching for a racing sponsorship is very time taking process. So start approaching as many people as you can and start conversation with them as soon as possible. This will only lead to getting of more better and early sponsorship deal.

5) Preparing a sponsorship proposal for the racing sponsors :

Ones you have completed with the conversation with a business that is interesting or might want to sponsor you, you need to provide them with a sponsorship proposal. A sponsorship proposal is a sales brochure that contain your sponsorship programmers. It includes the benefits of becoming your sponsor and the total cost for doing so. The proposal can have many number of pages of information or else it will very short, the length of the proposal doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you need to answers them so well that it will make potential sponsors say yes to you than any other.

6) Get contract from the sponsorship  for the racing :

When the business decides to sponsor you, you need to get a contract from them. The contract is a legal bind that consists of all terms and conditions that are required to work together. This contract is a sponsorship agreement. And before this you should hire a professional lawyer who will handle all this aspect of the professional process in behave of you. This will one of the most rewarding experience in your life in signing a sponsorship agreement as a racer.

7) Signing the contract with the sponsors for the race  :

Before signing the contract along with you lawyer you also read all or through the contract or agreement. If you are happy or satisfied with the terms and conditions than you can go ahead and sign the contract. And if in case you are not happy with the terms than ask your lawyer to renegotiate all the terms and conditions. The most important thing is you need to realistic, or else you are going to lose the deal in case of being pushy. Ones you have completed with everything. now you can go ahead and sign the contract or agreement. Congratulation, now you are the having the racing sponsorship. Now you can take part in any racing competition according to the terms and conditions written in your contract or agreement. You have successful achieve it, now its time to work hard and achieve your goal and fulfill your dreams.



How To Plan For A Bachelorette Party And Execute It !

Bachelorette party is a wedding tradition that the bride and her friends and guests are looking for. They are going to enjoy and have lot of fun. And if you have taken the responsibility of organizing this party there will little pressure on you. Start with choosing date, location, setting budget, and the activities that the bride will love to enjoy.

1) Decide about dos and don’t with bride :

Don’t involve the bride in this planning. It will a surprise for her before her wedding. But still decide about the details related to it with which she is comfortable with. What all things she is expecting or what all things will make her happy? Ask her what type of party she want ? A dinner out or stereotypical or raunchy bash.

2) Deciding a date for bachelorette party :

If your planning for a surprise party than don’t consult the bride. Or else decide with the bride about the date whether it will for one night or weekend long affair. The date should one month before the wedding day. It is a good time frame between bachelorette party and wedding. But make sure to focus on the bride availability.

3) Making guest lists :

Make a list of guests you want to invite to the party. Specially don’t forget to invite the bride close friends, and special guests. It will a good idea if you invite the bride future sister-in-law also. Still if they are not so close. It is the  chance to bring them and build a strong relationship between them. And avoid inviting the guests who are actually not invited in the wedding ceremony. The number of guests you want to invite depends upon you. The bigger the group more the impact on the party, more the hectic and potentially more the excitement. And in smaller groups there will more intimate and very easy to handle and keep them together.

4) Calculating the budget :

As it will surprise party from your side to the bride. So the whole cost of the party will shared among the guests and you. It will divided among you all. The budget cost will include hotel booking, food, drinks, decoration and all other entertainment things required for the party. To set a fair budget if you want  you can take help of other guests or friends.

5) Selecting location :

First find out where do the guests live ? After that according to that book the majority convenient place, keeping into consideration the bridal choice also. Do the booking from beforehand so that you get the location that you have selected for the party.

6) Sending invitations :

Send the invitations to all the shortlisted guests ones the date and location id decided through their mails or by post or text it. And also let them all know about the budget or cost per head which may change after final count. The party theme or dress code and all other things that they need to know .

7) Deciding about the activities for the party :

Plan for the activities that you want to include in the party. This planning should also start a very long before. tails. o that you can start arranging all the things in details. Take into consideration the bridal choice also. What type of activities she like include that also in the list. And lastly if you booking catering or making food of your own do have a check on the foods that the guests have allergies with and try to avoid it.

8) Having a proper timeline :

Have full details about all the guests. When they will arrive ? How they are going to come from airport ? If they have any transportation facilities or not ? Have a full query about all and in case of need help them to do the arrangements. Decide when will the dinner or cocktail part or when you are going to head from first winery to second. Having a proper timeline with schedule is the best ideas. But in most cases there is a chance of changing it in the party night.

9) Setting transportation facility :

Do booking of the transportation required for the night from one month before the party. It will help you in keeping the bigger group together during the party night out. Or else if you want you can even split into smaller into ubers or taxi’s.

10) Buying decoration staff for the bachelorette party :

If it is a theme party or you are going to host in the house than you will need some stuffs to decorate according to the plan you have decided. Stick to the budget and plan according to it. Don’t spend much on the decoration stuffs. You can get it very easily in the near by your place store or order online for best offers. And if possible buy some fun or theme based stuff for the bride specially.

11) conformation from the guests :

One to two weeks before the party take full conformation from the guests about their arrival or is there any last moment cancellation. According to the conformation of the guests inform the caterer about it. So that the cooking will made according to the number of guests that are coming.

12) Point person of the bachelorette  party :

As you have taken the responsibility of planning the party and organized t. So obviously guests will look for you in time of need. The problem can be anything in the party starting from food, drinks, or controlling the too much drunk guests. All have to handle by you only and everyone will seek  or search for you for help. And you have to get prepared and ready to handle every issue. Same way you be relax and have fun and be alter for the problems. And don’t let bride know about it and come to stress. As it the party specially organized for her so look after that she enjoy it. And having full fun without any stress or worries. It is the most important day of her life and it is your responsibility to make it memorable for whole life time.



Wedding Reception – Full Planning And Execution !

Planning for a wedding reception need lot of effort. It will start with deciding date, selecting location and type of reception you want to organize. Just to need to follow some steps and organize it properly. After that you will have lots of fun with your family, friends, relatives and all other guests.

1) Setting a date for the wedding :

At first fix a date for the wedding after that only you can start looking for a reception location. Keep in mind that some of the booking are done one to two year before. So according to that date if you get your favorite venue than well and good. Or else you have to change the venue according the date and availability.

2) Setting the budget :

Setting the budget is one of the big thing  in the whole event. Planning for the wedding reception will come with very expensive. Ones you go for any booking pf hall for the reception you have to give them the round figure of number of guests going to attend the reception. So to calculate the budget for reception add up the estimate expenditure per head and all the requirements and room size.

3) Decide what you want indoor or outdoor reception :

If you are planning for the indoor reception than there is not much safeties that you have to take. But in case if you are planning for a outdoor reception there are things that you have to look after and have a back up plan. Like no one know about the climatic change, sudden rain will ruin your party in that case you have to prepared with hidden ace up your sleeves. Proper lighting and many other basic things you need to take care. If you plan your reception to the end of the January during winter season will offer you with some discount and save your money. Sometimes you have choose between weekends days as Saturday and Sunday are very convenient days, and Sunday it will less expensive. By this process you can save some of your money and there will less pressure.

4) Type of reception :

The very first basic thing that you need to decide about the type of reception you want to have. There are two types of receptions organized nowadays. One is Sit-down meal or cocktail part and the second type is simple cake cutting or beach or picnic type reception.

Different types:

  • Sit-down meal is one of the most expensive type reception option. It is one of traditional style reception preferred by mot of them. Guests will get attracted and will appreciate it. It goes perfect for the speech style reception. Where all the guest can toast and give speech and wishes to the bride and groom.
  • Cocktail reception is one of the modern style reception liked and enjoyed by most of the guests. It is less expensive than sit down meal. But in this type it feels little disorganized ways. Where it will become very difficult to gain attention of the guests towards cake cutting and toast time.
  • Simple cake cutting is best for those who have registered marriage or simple marriage ceremony. This can be organized at home or small cafe with friends who have attend the marriage in a small scale without much expenses. It is best for those who don’t want to have a very big reception and can end with tea, coffee, cookies or cupcakes and some snacks among themselves.
  • Picnic style is best for nature loving couples. But it will look little informal for the wedding reception but still you have no problem than it is the best idea. It is going to outdoor reception so you need to all the protection from beforehand. Catering will be very easy in this part so no issue in this part.
  • Beach reception is similar to picnic style and it is also an outdoor reception. So there is risk of weather change or else all your guests are going to have fun and enjoy it. And again it is going to informal type but your going to enjoy a lot.

 5) Decide to have a receiver line or not :

If you think of positive side of this part than in this way you will get the opportunity to greet all the guests and all guests will also get opportunity to wish the bride and groom. On the side the guests will also sometimes very tired and irritated for standing in the line for too long.

6) Decide the time when to toast :

Toasting is one type of traditional and it is very wonderful. One can start toasting in between or during the dinner courses with two to three people speaking each time. Give someone the responsibility that all toasters should short and keep little time. And follow it very strictly. And when it comes to the point of bride and groom they can speak just before the cake cutting.

7) Sitting arrangement :

Seating planning is very necessary in case of sit-down meal. Try to focus on it from before the reception so that you make the chair and table according to it. The bride and groom will sit on the raised platform. Parents of bride and groom can sit in the front near to them. And Elderly people  should be seated like away from platform just to avoid loud noise or sound. The other arrangements should made and place card over the table just to avoid confusion on the reception day. It will be the best idea to keep the dance floor in the center.

9) Planning for the food :

By keeping all the guests into consideration you have to decide the menu. Some will prefer healthy and oil free food while others will junk food. Taste will surly differ from person to person. Some will pure vegetarian while others will non-veg. Decide the menu according to your budget to have. Sit-down meals have their menu printed from before according to budget you select out of it. Tell to keep veg and non-veg different, snack and main course different and specially if there is any alcohol than that should different and away from all.

10) Appropriate place for wedding cake :

At first decide when you will cut the cake. According to that cake place will organized. Make sure that photographer is ready to take photo of you while cutting the cake. You will have a best reception from all the way you like.