Music of the digital media and entertainment curricula revolves around creation of a project from the aesthetic end, but one area that is often left out is time management, work flow, scheduling and budget. Yet, without these areas being in order, the creative part will be even more challenging. Addison Randall, a long time independent filmmaker, describes the process of scheduling, creating a budget (which for many people seems backwards, but it is actually essential) and using that as the foundation to creating a solid work. Denise Dougherty, a script supervisor, then discusses workflow and overall project supervision.
Addison Randall is a member of "Hollywood Royalty" (his father was Robert Livingston, a Republic western star, and his grandfather was Hal Roach, creator of The Little Rascals and Laurel & Hardy) -- "not that that has done me any good," as he humorously says. Addison has been both in front of and behind the camera his entire career, starting as an actor, then moving into first assistant directing and directing for PM Entertainment; where budgets were king. Denise Dougherty, his partner in Elkwood Productions, is a script supervisor but also playwright who understands the logistics behind stage and screen.