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Film Production

Film Production

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A flowchart to show the production of films
A flowchart to show the production of films

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Published by: georgepricey on Sep 26, 2011
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6. Pitch: All the information the produces need to sell idea to commissioners.

5. The Treatment: A one page description wrote by writer.

The Film making process
4. The Writer: defines and clarifies the idea. 3. Sales, Distribution, Broadcast: Producer offers future sales and broadcast rights to film in return for money to develop script

Scene 1: Idea

3. The Director: A Director can visualise a idea or script and will know how to display it.

2. The Producer: A producer can make an idea into a reality

1. Sources of inspiration: inspiration form books, newspapers, plays, films or conversations

1. Pitching the Project: the producer uses the treatment, pitch and persuasion to get finance. 2. Production Companies: producer approaches production companies for development money.

Scene 2: Development Finance
5.Private Investment: Producer also pitches to private investors. 4. Public Investment: Producer also applies for public funding grant from UK Film Council 6. Tying Down the Writer: The producer can arrange a writer.

1. Synopsis: The writer produces a synopsis highlighting the key events in the film

2. Step Outline: The writer produces a step outline to plan the script.

3. Drafts: The writer must produce a first draft of the script.

Scene 3: Script Development
6. Sales Treatment: The final part of the script development is the sales treatment.

4. Revisions: Once the draft is finished and the producer agrees on it, it is sent to the financers to review. 5. Final Draft: Changes are made to the script and then is finalised, then the writer gets paid.

1. What is Packaging?: The Producer and Director must make the script into a commercial proposition

Scene 4: Packaging

2. The Cast: They now attach more well know stars to the script. 3. Heads of Department: Commercially successful heads of department carry considerable knowledge of financiers. 4. Detailed Budget and Production Schedule: This is when the film is turned into a business proposition, the producer must know how much it will cost.

6. The Complete Package: The Producer has packed the film into a viable commercial proposition.

5. Finance Plan and Recoupment Schedule: Potential Investors will want to know how the producer plans to get the money, and how they plan to pay them back.

1. The Market: The Producer must travel and meet potential investors.

2. Investment: Private individuals, Production Companies and Public Bodies all invest in the film. The Producers Lawyer 3. Pre-Sales: The Producer can make mondraws up a contact ey from selling the rights to the film before it has been made.

Scene 5: Financing
6. Green Light: Once the essential funding and insurance is secured, the film get 5. Completion Bonds: Most the ‘Green Light’. financiers insist insurance for the production is put in place before they agree to invest.

4. Banks and Cap Funding: Some banks have departments that specialise in film finance. They invest in commercial projects and also offer loans

1. The Kick-Off Meeting: Once the Heads of Department are hired, the shooting script is circulated and Pre-Production begins. 2. Casting: The Casting Director, Director and Producer begin identifying and casting the actors.

6. The Production Unit: The 1st AD. The Line Producer and the Production Manager make up the logistic triangle of the production.

Scene 6: Pre-Production

5. Special Effects Planning: Effect Shots are planned in much more detail than normal shots.

3. Storyboarding: The Storyboard, 4. Production Design: The Production where every shot is planned in advance by the Director and the Designer plans every aspect of the DOP is made. film and how it will look, and hires people to design and build each part.

1. 1st Day Of Principal Photography: This is the key moment in film production when shooting begins.

6. Chain Of Command: The film production must be run with military precision to make sure they don’t fall behind schedule.

Scene 7: The Shoot

5. Special Physical Effects: Every special effect must be carefully constructed and must be filmed without injuring the cast or crew.

2. Camera: The Camera Department is responsible for getting all the footage the Director and Editor need. 3. Lighting and Sound: Once the lighting, sound, setup, hair and make-up have been checked, the shot can begin.

4. Acting: The actors must create an emotional world and draw the audience into it.

1. Rough Cut: As the processed footage comes in, the editor has to put it in a narrative sequence.

Scene 8: Post Production

2. Post Production Sound: Once the picture is locked, the Sound Department works on creating and editing every sound. 3. Digital Effects and Titles: Digital Effects are added by specialist effects compositors.

4. Grade and Colour: The final stage of picture edits is to adjust the colour and establish the aesthetics of the film. 6. Final Cut: After the final cut the film is ready to be duplicated. 5. Final Mix: After the Picture Lock, the rough sound mix goes to the dubbing theatre to finalise.

1. Selling The Product: To help sell the film to distributors they hire a specialist in film sales

2. The Trailer: To help sell the film a trailer is made to advertise the film. 3. Sales Toolkit: The Producer and sales agent collect everything to sell the film. 4. Taking the Film To Market: The Producer must attract people to there film.

Scene 9: Sales

6. Deals: The director now agrees deals with distributors around the world.

5. Screenings: By getting the film in a top film festival it’s great for promotion. 1.The Marketing Team: To help sell the film the producer gets a specialist in film sales.

6. Selling the Film To Exhibitors: In order for people to see the film, the distributor must negotiate a deal with cinemas to screen it.

5. The Internet and New Marketing Models: The internet is flooded with film advertisement.

Scene 10: Marketing

4. Press and Media Coverage: TV, radio, newspapers and magazines can spread the good word about the film. 3. Advertising: Potential audience for the film is targeted with posters, cinema trailers and TV spots.

2. The Audience: The marketing team runs test screenings to see how the film is received.

1. The Premiere: A premiere with the film stars is used to launch the film into the media

5. Revenues: The exhibitors take there cut of the box office receipts. After that the Distributors recoup there costs.

2. UK Cinemas: The UK has more than 3500 cinema screens

Scene 11: Exhibition
4. Box Office Performance: Data about the film is collected and brought together to see how well the film has done. 6. Recoupment: Now the financiers can recover there investments.

3.Prints and Logistics: Distributors supply the exhibitors with prints of the film. The more screens the film is shown on, the more prints are needed.

1. Hospitality: Sales of the film to hotels and inflight entertainment can bring in millions in additional revenue.

6. The End?: The final income is never known since it is always distributing, it may even be re-released in the future

5. Profit?: Once the film has made a profit. The Producer and key people take there share of the profit.

Scene 12: Other Windows

2. DVD and Video: More money is spent on DVDs in the UK then the cinema, so this can add to profits or compensate for box office failure.

3. Broadcast: TV is the last source of revenue rights. It can be sold separately for pay-tv showings.

4. The Game of the Film: Rights for computer games and other product licences are a strong source of additional revenue

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