When we think of a movie, we are highly likely to think of a cinema too. But, before the films are brought to the cinema, a team of hundreds of people work tooth and nail to achieve the final product. There are three main stages of making a film.
I. The Pre-Production
– This stage involves hiring the crew, determining the estimated budget and pre-visualizing the film. The main characters of this stage are listed below.
– The Director of the movie takes the responsibility of storytelling and making creative decisions to enhance the act. The director works closely with the producer to estimate the budget required for the film.
– Storyboard Artist is the most important entity a director needs in the pre-production stage. He would create the visual images and thus help the director and the production manager to proceed. The artist usually makes a storyboard where the images are displayed and made available for the rest of the crew.
– Film Producer hires the film crew during this stage. The most important members of the crew he would hire include the production designer, the location manager, the choreographer, the director of photography and the composers. Once these professionals are hired and the idea gets to a mature stage of visualization, the film producer would then hire the actors.
II. The production Stage:
– This is the stage where the films are actually made. The most important equipment in this stage is the camera and the lenses used for filmmaking. The crew travels to the sets and locations and several recordings are made. Focus of this stage is on the performance of the actors and creativity of the camera movements. Here are the major exercises during this stage.
– The crew arrives at the shooting location, actors arrive after the management prepares the set.
-The director supervises the tasks of the day and shooting is carried out according to a plan. One act is recorded more than once to be closer to perfection.
III. The Post-Production Stage:
– This is the final stage of filmmaking. It brings the editors to the party. The composers, sound engineers and music supervisors are involved in the tedious part of post-production. The director works with the editor to select the best acts out of the many takes. The sound engineers work and edit the sounds as required. The music supervisors work to add value to the film by enhancing the music.
This is how movies are made. Once the post-production is complete, the film is announced ready for the cinemas. Marketing and distribution of the copies are substantially important to make money once the show is on.