Movies, we've all seen them, but do you know just how much work goes into making one? What I am about to share is just the tip of the ice-berg when it comes to film production, but I hope it will give you some insight on what it takes in order to make some of your favorite movies. The film production process can be broken down to three main stages preproduction, production, and postproduction.
1. Preproduction is preparing all elements of the movie for production. a. The first thing that goes into making a movie is writing the script; the script is the most important aspect of making a movie, and is also the cheapest. b. Next, is figuring out the budget, knowing their budget determines how the film will be produced. c. After financing is secured they start to complete these important tasks. 1. Locations for the film are scouted out, and chosen. 2. Auditions take place in order to find the best actor to play each role in the film. 3. Building the production crew; from boom operators, cinematographers, and costume designers there are many people involved in supporting the director's vision. 4. Getting the equipment; from cameras, lights, and other production equipment.
2. Production is the process of physically making the movie. a. A lot of work goes into a production but the most noticeable on screen is the acting. b. Video Recording is ultimately controlled by the cinematographer, without a good cinematographer the film would look dull and flat, they ultimately provided depth and emotion to the picture. c. Audio is the other 50% of the movie going experience, so sound recording requires very special attention. d. Hair and Makeup are an essential part in making a movie for technical and creative reasons. e. The director has two primary jobs, the first is to read the script and develop a strong mental image of how the...
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