Scene 5: Financing
1. The Market: The Producermust travel and meet poten-tial investors.2. Investment: Private individuals, Pro-duction Companies and Public Bodies allinvest in the film. The Producers Lawyerdraws up a contact3. Pre-Sales: The Producer can make mon-ey from selling the rights to the film beforeit has been made.4. Banks and Cap Funding: Some banks have depart-ments that specialise in film finance. They invest incommercial projects and also offer loans5. Completion Bonds: Mostfinanciers insist insurance forthe production is put in placebefore they agree to invest.6. Green Light: Oncethe essential fundingand insurance is se-cured, the film get
the ‘Green Light’.
Scene 6: Pre-Production
1. The Kick-Off Meeting: Once the Heads of Department are hired, the shooting script iscirculated and Pre-Production begins.2. Casting: The CastingDirector, Director andProducer begin identi-fying and casting theactors.3. Storyboarding: The Storyboard,where every shot is planned inadvance by the Director and theDOP is made.4. Production Design: The ProductionDesigner plans every aspect of thefilm and how it will look, and hirespeople to design and build each part.5. Special Effects Planning: EffectShots are planned in much more de-tail than normal shots.6. The Production Unit: The 1st AD. TheLine Producer and the Production Man-ager make up the logistic triangle of theproduction.
Scene 7: The Shoot
1. 1st Day Of Principal Photography:This is the key moment in film pro-duction when shooting begins.2. Camera: The Camera Departmentis responsible for getting all the foot-age the Director and Editor need.3. Lighting and Sound: Once thelighting, sound, setup, hair andmake-up have been checked,the shot can begin.4. Acting: The actors must createan emotional world and draw theaudience into it.5. Special Physical Effects: Every specialeffect must be carefully constructedand must be filmed without injuringthe cast or crew.6. Chain Of Command: The film produc-tion must be run with military precision to
make sure they don’t fall behind schedule.