Throughout this book, we have strived to apply professional production methods to the task of producing short content. Even so, there are procedures and processes that separate the making of a short film from longer-form productions. Shorts are almost always made by a small coterie of collaborators, which means that the hierarchies of command are less rigid. Since the monetary stakes are lower on shorts, contracts tend to be simpler and more flexible. On the longer shoots that bigger productions require, we must give more thought to pacing ourselves. Union rules may kick in that affect how we schedule actors and crew. Despite these differences, the producer’s job as the lead strategist, organizer and problem-solver remains much the same. A common mindset—thinking like a producer—is needed whether we are making a short film or a blockbuster.