Developing the Checklist
When you begin creating the video pre-production checklist, take the list of items you created and put them into categories. These will be items like locations, props, crew, and actors, just like what you developed through the original list-making process and script breakdown. Lay them all out, one by one, within each category on a page, and make sure that each category is represented. This allows you to see each individual item, as well as each category.
From here you will present priorities of categories and individual selections within categories. For example, cast and crew are going to be original priorities since they will determine how the following categories may then be solved. A production designer, art director, and prop master will help solve many of the art department items on the checklist. This does not mean that, on your low budget film, you cannot go through all items on the checklist as you are able, but it is important to create priorities so it remains efficient.
It is best to reflect this physically on the page by placing the categories in preferential order. Try putting cast and crew at the top, followed by budgeting and other items directly below it. At the bottom should be the active shooting schedule, which will be determined as all the other items come together and will be finalized by the end.