Filmmaking Process

We are all addicted to some form of entertainment that help us grow in one way or the other. But for the some of us who are addicted to watching movies and might wish to become film makers, here are a few processing tips involved in filmmaking.

  1. Developing an idea.

Filmmaking process starts by developing an idea in your mind and writing it down to an electrifying story line that will keep your audience glued to the screen all through.

  1. Pre-production

This is the stage that narrows down the production process. It incorporates all the planning process before the camera rolls and sets the overall vision of the project. Planning involves working out on the shoot location and casting and further hiring a production manager to determine the budget for the film.

  1. Production

The primary goal here is to stick to the budget and keep planning ahead of the daily shoot. Always ensure you communicate with all the parties involved to keep all activities on track and to ensure everything is conducted as planned at the right time.

  1. Principal photography

This is nearly the most expensive phase of film production because it involves all costs including set crew salaries, props and on set special effects. Everything conducted should aim at making principal photography efficient keeping in mind that communication as well as maintenance of set records is vital and ensures you remain within the budget.

  1. Wrap

Here, we dismantle the set and clear the location. As the production manager, ensure everything is returned in good order to suppliers and all the set records of the shoot are well kept.

  1. Post- production

This is the phase that starts when principal photography ends. It involves reviewing the footage, editing the movie, checking on music, sound design and visual effects to ensure the film is perfect. Finally, the picture will now be locked and delivery elements created.

Finally, after completion the film must be distributed. As the production manager, it is ideally important to invest time and energy to secure the right distribution deals for your project. Therefore, to ensure you get the best distribution deals for your project, don’t forget to follow our next blog on film distribution.

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