The Preproduction Meeting and Deciding Equipment
The final production meeting, really the culmination of many planning sessions, exists to lock down arrangements before shooting. By now, everyone heading a department has visited locations and brings their respective breakdowns. Participants include the producer, unit production manager (UPM), director, script supervisor (also known as continuity supervisor), director of photography (DP), art director, and head of sound. Now it’s time to coordinate everyone’s efforts and make lastminute corrections.