M2 – Production Planning and Scheduling


"Think Simple, Think Logic"

What does an Assistant Director do before a production in a short film?

The left right hand man of the film Director — The Assistant Director versus The Script Supervisor/Continuity Supervisor

Course Highlight:

  • A solid Assistant Director SHOULD KNOW how to:
    • 1. Breakdown a Script
    • 2. Create a MASTER PLAN AND SCHEDULE of film shooting
    • 3. Manoeuvre manpower and resources to smoothen a production

The different roles of Assistant Directors

During Preproduction:

  • 1. What does the First Assistant Director do?
    • a. Breakdown the script?
    • b. Master Schedule?
    • c. Conducting Meeting?
    • d. Casting arrangement?
    • e. More than the above
  • 2. 2nd Assistant Director and/or 2nd 2nd Assistant Director for a large scale production.

Case Study and Practical training on how:

  • 1. Assistant Director Coordinate the crews to ensure what the script requires.
  • 2. Assistant Director Coordinate and arrange meeting for the director to meet respective head of departments for the Production Scheduling
  • 3. Assistant Director to ensure the Call Sheet is realistic and trustable.

On the set:

The course covers:
How does an Assistant Director ensure:

  • 1. Location is ready for shoot before the crew reports on set;
  • 2. That the shooting conditions satisfy all creative requirements and ready for shoot at any time.
  • 3. Work closely with the Continuity Supervisor on sets and/or before the shoot.
  • 4. To always get ready the next scene to shoot before the current scene ends.

Module is best for:

Line Producer, Production Manager, Assistant Director, Continuity Supervisor, Art Director, Videographer, Casting, Location Manager



Course Fees

Full Fee:
Up to 70% funding

Company Sponsored
Trainee (SME)
70% Funding

Funding :

Nett Fee :

Absentee Allowance :
40Hrs X $4.50 (Capped) = $180

(Above 40, Mid-Career)
70% Funding

Funding :

Nett Fee :

(Below 40, Regular)
50% Funding

Funding :

Nett Fee :

*Courses are subsidized by Skillsfuture Singapore.

*Enjoy 50-70% funding of course fees.

*Company sponsored are entitled for Absentee Payroll.

*Individual of 40 years old and above will enjoy the same funding and Skillsfuture credit could be used too.

*Freelancers who owe a Declared SME company are advised to sign up under Company sponsored category.

*Beginners may consider signing the entire package of the above 9 modules.

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