Category Archive : Pre-Production Phase

How to shop for glass water pipes

Many people like using glass water pipes to smoke. Glass water pipes, also known as bongs, are often constructed of glass, although you can also get bongs made of materials such as acrylic, ceramic, and silicone. Substances like tobacco can be placed in a tiny container, which is attached to a huge water holding tank, and a long cylindrical tube is inserted into the water holding tank (where you place your mouth). Once you’ve filled it with your preferred substance, you light it up and draw smoke from the bowl into the water chamber by sucking air through the tube. Once you’ve done that, you take out the bowl and inhale through the tube. Additionally, some glass water pipes are equipped with ash catchers and percolators, which filter the smoke out of the water before it gets to your lungs.

While glass water pipes are popular among marijuana and tobacco smokers, they can be daunting to those who have never used one before. If you’re not sure what to look for, picking your first bong might be a difficult endeavour.

To help you out, we’ve created this guide to shopping for glass water pipes.

Think about how you like to smoke

Before you buy glass water pipes, make sure it’s the method smoking you prefer. There are numerous advantages to using glass water pipes. A pipe with a percolator and ash catcher can assist cool and filter smoke before it reaches your mouth or nose, making it a more pleasant experience than smoking a joint.

How much do glass water pipes cost?

Glass water pipes

When it comes to pipes and bongs, the prices can vary. Some people find the price tag of water pipes a little too high for their budgets when they first get started. But you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars.

What are the most important features to look for?

When it comes to your first pipe, we suggest keeping things simple. Anything taller than eight to twelve inches is going to be awkward to use. Look for pipes with a wide base that won’t readily tip over if you want a well-balanced and strong item.

To avoid splashback, you’ll need a pipe with a long tube and a downstem that fits comfortably in your mouth (the narrow passage that connects the bowl to the water chamber). Poor airflow can be caused if it is too long or too short.

In addition to the percolators and ash catchers discussed above, certain pipes come equipped with ash traps, which help keep the water from splashing into your mouth.

What should you avoid?

Choosing glass over plastic as a first step in the right direction.

The aluminium metal bowls that are commonly seen in plastic pipes aren’t the best for your lungs. You should also look out for cheap models made from glass that is not designed to withstand heat, as these may shatter easily. Look for designs that are lightweight and that will provide a good smoking experience.

How do you keep it clean?

Keep your pipe’s water fresh by changing it periodically to prevent grime from building up.

Of course, you’ll have to put on your scrubby clothes at some point. To get rid of tenacious residue, use a mixture of isopropyl alcohol and coarse salt as an abrasive. After shaking it for a few minutes, thoroughly rinse the pipes’s primary chamber. Alternatively, cleaning products made specifically for glass water pipes are also available.

If you treat it right and keep it clean, your new pipe should last you for many years to come.

The more successful the pre-production phase , the better your shot will be.


It’s the director who does it: it’s the textual version of the film sequences, a written version of the sequences of your film, plan by shot. In your head, you will have to cut your sequence into several planes and ask them in writing.

There are several ways to make a DT ,   but show at least the value of your plan: close-up, closeup chest, American plan, etc., and angle: the profile, 3/4 …

You can also add a lot of other information, some even indicate the choice of focal length. Also specify if the plan is fixed or moving.

The DT will allow you to know what you need to turn on the day It is essential and not negotiable, except really if you want to make a small Youtube video sketch field / reverse shot in wide … In all other cases, it will take do a Technical Cutting. More collaborators will participate in your shooting, plus the Technical Decoupage will have to be clean, precise and developed.


Done by the assistant director , this document gathers several: there will be a stripping by sequence. For each, we will list the accessories, sets, actors (main or extras) and other needs (machinery, cars, animals, etc.)

It comes in a table format and there will be one for each sequence. When you are going to organize your sequence, you will have the corresponding file with all the needs. The counting will also help to organize the work plan .


It is established by the Production Manager . This is a table that lists all the expenses of your movie, divided into several large items. It’s quite complex to do for a feature film, it’s easier for a self-produced short film .

In the self-produced films, the most important position will be that of management: food and travel. For a feature film, it will rather be the salary item. If you want to have professional budget templates, you can download them from the CNC website.


In self-production, it is done instead by public type associative counters, such as the Region or the Commune. It is also possible to recover some money at the faculty level. On the side of private tables, some brands may sponsor you.

For professional projects, it is necessary to contact professional counters: TV channels, CNC, Regions, Sofia, etc.

All the help you will get will appear in a document called the financing plan, one of the essential pieces of the production file. The financing plan must be equal to your projected budget.


Once your bosses have had Technical Decoupage, participated in meetings with you and attended some location or seen photos, they will make a technical list of the equipment they need and will have to acquire.

There will be a technical list sound, a professional list image that should instead go to the professional rental companies or people to whom you rent the equipment. There will also be a list of decorations and an accessories list.


It will have to look for places, make a location, take pictures, anticipate the constraints of sun, sound (ambient noise) and make a record for each position you have spotted.

Then you have to ask for filming authorizations. If you are a small team, you can also turn on the sly, that’s another possibility.


They take place with all the chiefs of the post. There can be as many as needed. It will be an opportunity to re-explain your vision of the project, ensure that everyone understands the concept of the director and anticipate all the constraints, to quickly see if what you want is possible or not. Then each head of the post will have a little preparation to do on his side.


It is done by the assistant director thanks to the counting. This is the optimal shooting schedule, based on the availability of sets, actors, budget. On feature films, it is often the availability of comedians that prevails.

These 8 steps are there to schematize things. There may be sub-steps and the order of flow is given as an indication, although the technical cut is often done first.

There will be several versions of all documents at each stage, including the work plan, especially on a feature film. I did not mention some ongoing substantive tasks, such as stewardship organization, logistics (food management, travel, etc.)