Good production planning is crucial because it will help save production time and cost. It is important that you draw a storyboard and write a draft script before you begin a shoot. They will help you think about the type of shots you will need for your whole program. Should you use a wide shot, medium shot or close-up? What are you trying to convey when you use a particular shot? Do you need additional equipment to set-up a particular scene? For example, a windshield for the microphone is essential if you are shooting near a busy road.

A storyboard will also help you plan the sequence for editing in post-production.

So plan your shots before you call Lights, Camera, Action!