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The 3 Phases of Movie Making

The 3 Phases of Movie Making

There are 3 phases of the production procedure:

1. Pre-Production (the preparation phase) in which you may anticipate to invest roughly 1/3 of your overall time.

2. Production (the shooting phase) in which you may anticipate to invest roughly 1/6 of your overall time.

3. Post-Production (the modifying phase) in which you may anticipate to invest roughly 1/2 of your overall time.

These time price quotes are really loose and will differ depending upon your production.

Excellent preparation guarantees that the costly production phase runs efficiently which all the video that is needed gets shot.

Post-Production is an extremely imaginative phase and you should have time to modify, screen and re-edit where required.

Pre-Production consists of:

Developing the preparation documents, picking areas, working with cast and team, reserving devices and post centers, handling legal documents, developing a budget plan, representing secondary leasings and services, and so on

Production Consists Of:

Shooting the needed video, reshooting where required and recording area noise.

Post-Production consists of:

Screening and logging your video, accessing or tape-recording music, tape-recording voice and sound results, developing animations, illustrations & & text graphics, modifying the numerous visuals and soundtracks, including shifts and results, blending, color remedying, developing time coded copies for sneak peek, developing masters and sub-masters.

There are 3 primary production files:

– The proposition

– The script

– The shot list, scene list or storyboard.

The Proposition includes: The working title, medium, situation (incl. story overview and treatment), technical factors to consider and the budget plan. Treatments can be business, significant, documentary or academic. It is utilized to inform possible financiers or production business on what your task has to do with previously checking out the script.

The Script includes: A comprehensive story advancement, composed for screen action, with discussion and visual info. Different formats exist, however normally the script does not consist of electronic camera angles, lighting info and other technical info. It’s simply a description of the story.

The Shot List/ Storyboard includes: A location for keeping in mind shot/scene number, visual material, technical descriptions and approximate time for the shot. In a storyboard a diagram enhances the composed shot description. This is where the technical shooting info is.

Shot Distances noted in the shot list associate with the viewed range in between electronic camera (audience) and topic. While there are typically numerous meanings for shot ranges there a truly just 5 standard ones:

1. Severe Long Shot (ELS) where there is a substantial location of area around the topic. The topic seems far-off.

2. Long Shot (LS) where the subject easily fills the frame from leading to bottom with appropriate head space and space beneath the topic).

3. Medium Shot (or Mid) Shot (MS) where roughly 2/3 to 1/2 of the topic is seen in the frame. Ensure to never ever permit the bottom of the frame to cut an individual off at a natural joint.

4. Close Up (CU) where roughly 1/3 to 1/4 of the topic is framed. This may be your common “head and shoulders” shot.

5. Severe Close Up (ECU) which is normally a head shot of an individual. As long as it reveals the eyes, nose and mouth in the frame it can still be thought about a shot of an individual (rather than a medium shot of an eye, for example).


Standard sequencing suggests that we develop a series of shots for one scene or series in our motion picture. They should be developed so that the audience is revealed the action in a manner that is quickly comprehended, aesthetically promoting which no topic is revealed that is not meant to be part of the scene.

For this factor a number of shots will be developed and each need to be slated for ease of modifying.

While each series of shots is developed based upon the action to be revealed to the audience (action series, monologues, multi-camera stunts, and so on) a discussion scene in between stars will typically be shot utilizing the Master Scene method.

Shooting a dialog series in the Master Scene method consists of a number of electronic camera angles, shooting duplicating or overlapping action so that the editor has a number of options.

If, for instance, we are shooting 2 individuals dealing with each other while holding a discussion we would shoot the whole series in a master two-shot. We may shoot a close up of simply one of the individuals for the whole series. We may shoot the other individual in close up for the whole series. Hence, we have a two-shot to present the scene, close-ups of everyone when they speak and likewise close ups of everyone simply listening as the off-camera individual is speaking (these are called response shots). The 2 shot can be utilized whenever recuperating and forth in between the close ups may end up being tiring to the audience.

This sequencing needs to be consisted of in your shot list.

The 3 Phases of Movie Making

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