Filmmaking

Stages of filmmaking

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filmmaking

  • Development
    • Story
    • Synopsis
    • Step outline: one-paragraph scenes
    • treatment: 25-30 page description of the story; mood + characters, dialog, drawings
    • screenplay
    • film distributor contacted to assess market success (theater, DVD, worldwide distribution rights)
    • Pitch to potential financiers -> financial backing from film studio, film council, indepdent investors
  • Pre-production
    • Production company created + production office established
    • Storyboards
    • Production Budget
    • Crew
      • Director
      • Assistant director (AD): shooting schedule, logistics
      • Casting director
      • Location Manager
      • Production Manager: budgets, schedule
      • Director of photography (DP / DOP) - Cinematographer
      • Art director: production sets
      • Production designer
      • Costume designer
      • make-up + Hair designer
      • Storyboard artist
      • Production sound mixer
      • Sound designer
      • Composer
      • Choreographer / Fight choreographer
  • Production
    • Additional crew: property master, script supervisor, assistant director, still photographer, picture editor, sound editor
    • Rehearsal: actors / scripts + blocking, picture+sound: actors, action / takes
    • Report sheets: technical notes on takes
    • Call sheets: cast + crew / shooting day
    • Film processing / takes
    • Wrap
  • Post-production
    • Film editor
      • Rough cuts
      • Fine cuts
      • Approval of cuts = locked
    • Sound track
      • voice recording synchornization
      • sound mix = sound effects + background sounds + ADR + dialogue + walla + music
  • Distribution + Exhibition

Guides

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Movie_Making_Manual

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