Making The Movie: Film Production

                                     A movie typically goes through three phases:production, distribution, exhibition. A group or company makes the film, a distribution rents to theater chains, and local theaters exhibit the film. The whole system depends on movies to circulate, so consider the process of production. Most films goes through four phases:

1.Scriptwriting  and funding. The idea for a film is developed and a screenplay is written. The filmmaker also acquire financial support.
2.Preparation for filming.Once a script is more or less complete and at least some funding  is  assured, the filmmakers plan the physical production .
3.Shooting   The filmmakers create the film's image and sounds.
4.Assembly.   The images and sounds are combined in their final form. This involves cutting  picture and sound, executing special effects, inserting music or extra dialogue, and adding titles.

                                       The phases can overlap. Filmmakers may be scrambling for funding while shooting and assembling the film, and some assembly is usually taking place during filming. In addition, each stages modifies what went before. The script's presentation of the action may be drastically changed in shooting: and the material that is shot takes on new significance in process of assembly.

                                      These phases include many particular jobs. Most films we see in theaters culminate from dozens of specialized tasks carried out by hundreds of experts. This fine division of labor has proved to be reliable way to prepare, shoot, and assemble large-budget movies.

As French Director Robert Bresson Puts it "A film is born in my head and i kill it on paper. It is brought back to life by the actors and then killed in the camera. It is then resurrected into a third and final life in the editing room where the dismembered pieces are assembles into their finished form."

Some Basic Movie Terms:


      The order and arrangement of story events as they appear in a given film.
Aspect Ratio
        Term designating the dimensions of the film frame or screen image. Aspect ratio is typically expressed in units of width to height.
      A type or category of films such as a musical, or horror film that follow a set of visual pattern that are unique within the genre.
Low Angle
       Camera angle usually below the eye level of performers in a scene.
Jump Cut
         Method of editing which produces discontinuity by leaving out portions of action.
Method Acting
          An approach to screen performance in which the actor seeks to portray a character by using personal experience and emotion as a foundation for the portrayal.


Veera said...

If u could shared with us , when we made a short film 60 secs ... We would have won the first prize

vinay said...

Awesome insight.
Making a movie is heaven like experience. :)

Arun said...

Thanks for ur comment Vinay