The Shot List is a set of filming directions for your contributors to follow. You can set one up in 'Shot List' tab when you set up a project in the Studio. Here are some tips to help you write one.
So how should I write it?
There's no perfect way to write a shot list, and not every project or is the same, but here are some things to keep in mind:
1. Tone is important. Use language that is clear, concise, and friendly. You want your contributors to know what to do, but also to have fun and feel comfortable.
2. Don't be afraid to get specific. If there's a way you want people to film, or something you'd like them to say or do, tell them!
3. Let the visuals tell a story. With every shot you write, think about how you can guide your contributors to capture visuals that supplement the message or subject matter at hand. This sort of footage can be referred to as b-roll. Learn more about b-roll here.
How many shots should I include?
It depends on the project, but we generally recommend being as concise as possible, with shot length limit set to around 30 seconds. You want this to feel achievable by not giving people too much to do, and a time limit forces people to consider their filming more carefully.