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Chip White: "I guess I've been doing it wrong all these years"

Chip White: "I guess I've been doing it wrong all these years"

Chip White is a producer located in Charlotte, NC. After a storied career in film and TV, he partnered up with Director Shea Sizemore to produce thoughtful and creative short films on a budget.

Their latest project, Crab Trap, has won many accolades including Short of the Week. It's a story about relationships set on the backdrop of the Carolina coast.

In this episode, Chip talks about how he sets the production up for success through careful planning. He shares tips on keeping the cast and crew energized and how they promote their work through film festivals.

Timecode

4:10 Chip talks about his latest short film with Director Shea Sizemore, Crab Trap.
9:10 Chip’s start into producing
11:10 The importance of finding the right crew for your projects
14:15 Finding ways to add production value to your project
16:10 Tips on how to stretch the dollar to increase production value
21:10 Chip shares horror stories about locations costing more than he budgeted
24:00 Value of a producer
27:00 How to take care of your crew even when you’re on a budget
32:00 The importance of proper scheduling and keeping reasonable shooting hours
33:20 How to get a Producer and Director on the same page
35:20 Why festivals are important
37:00 Elements that make a compelling and powerful story
37:40 Chip’s 3 must-see movies

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