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Shot List Template: How to Create a Shot List for a Film

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Last updated: Jul 14, 2020 • 1 min read

A shot list is a detailed list of every camera shot that needs to be captured in a scene of a video production. Created by the director and the cinematographer during the preproduction process, it outlines the precise specifics of every shot—such as the camera, shot size, and shot type—so the cinematographer and assistant director know exactly what needs to be captured to tell the story visually.

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Standard Shot List Template for a Film Shoot

Whether you’re making a feature film, a television show, or a short film, a shot list helps determine the most efficient shooting schedule. It also keeps every department on track and ensures that all crew members across every department know which scenes and types of shots are being filmed when. You can write camera shot lists in a myriad of ways, but they all generally contain at least the following information shown on this template.

Standard Shot List Template for a Film Shoot

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