Pre-production is arguably the most stressful aspect of Music Video Production. Yes the shoot can be stressful and so can the edit but if you’ve got the correct planning in place they should be relaxed and enjoyable experiences.
In short: the more meticulous you are the better the shoot.
Meticulous is an important word approaching a big shoot, leaving nothing up to chance, every minor detail is considered. Shot lists, shot schedules, call sheets, maps, floor plans and storyboards are all prepared beforehand because on the day your biggest enemy is time.
There just aren’t enough hours in the day which often means prioritising the shoot in whichever method is the most time effective be it lighting setups, location availability, equipment, daylight hours or artist availability.
Having a great plan is your best friend in the world of music video production.