DV Technology has enabled independent film makers to shoot and edit a film, create and edit the sound and music, and mix the final cut on a home computer. However, the creation and production of a film may be more achievable to the individual; the traditional routes of distribution, advertising, and financial backing remain difficult to access outside the traditional methods. [Read more...]
After the production of a film, the film is now released to the cinemas or to consumer media such as DVD etc, or a direct download from a provider. [Read more...]
The rough cut will enable the film editor to decide which shots are the best. It is not uncommon for the director to be heavily involved in this process to ensure that most appropriate shots are selected. To get all the shots to smoothly flow together, trimming is done during this stage. Trimming shortens the scenes just by a few seconds by reducing the number of frames in the shot.
Once the director and producer have both approved the fine cut, the editor creates a negative cut list, or an edit decision list, from the “locked” picture. [Read more...]
Now, after the more laborious tasks have been completed, financial backing is secured, crew and cast members have been hired, it is now time to actually shoot the film. At this stage it is not uncommon for more crew member to be hired and the production office has the capabilities to create any position or role to suite the various responsibilities that arise throughout the duration of the filming, for example, picture editor, sound editors, property master etc. [Read more...]
A production company and office is established and a storyboard is created with the aid of illustrators. A production budget to plan for the expenditure of the movie is calculated and insurance procured to protect against any misfortune.
The film crew is hired by the producer. Hollywood blockbusters tend to employ hundreds of cast and crew, where in comparison, an independent film running on a low budget, may only employ a crew of ten. [Read more...]
In this initial stage of movie production, the movie’s producer locates a suitable story/script, which could originate from another film, a real-life experience, a book or play etc. Once the story has been identified, working alongside each other, the producer and the writers prepare something called a synopsis. A step outline is produced to break down the story into scenes that focus on dramatic structure. Usually the story is broken down into one-paragraph scenes but this can vary dependent on the content required. A treatment is then prepared, also referred to as scriptment, which is a 25-30 page description of the script, the characters, and the general mood/genre of the movie. Generally, the treatment does not contain any stage direction or dialogue but usually contains drawings to emphasize key areas. [Read more...]
• Development: a blueprint for the movie is drafted from a written script or commission.
• Pre-Production: cast and film crew are employed, locations are decided and finally the sets are built in preparation for filming.
• Production: all the required elements for the final film are recorded/filmed. [Read more...]
Making movies, movie production, or just good old fashioned filmmaking is a global industry which reaches even the most diverse economic, social, and political arenas in the world. [Read more...]
Have you ever fancied making a film? Here are some tips on how to go about it.
First of all you need a basic understanding of what film production is all about. Movie production is the process of producing a film/movie from a story, writing a script for your actors to follow then directing and filming your movie for the viewing of an audience.
Whether you have a massive budget or a nothing but a camcorder, anyone can make a film, you just need to use the following process:- [Read more...]