HOW FILMS ARE MADE - PRODUCTION STAGES
The first stage in which the ideas for the film are created, rights to books/plays are bought etc., and the screenplay is written. Financing for the project has to be sought and obtained. This stage is the birth of the entire film.
Arrangements and preparations are made for the shoot, such as hiring cast and film crew, selecting locations and constructing sets.
This is the stage where the film structure is relayed to the cast and crew. A story board and a shot list is most helpful in communicating the idea of the film
The raw footage and other elements for the film are recorded during the film shoot.
This is where the movies are made actually. Many equipment are used in the method of filmmaking. Here the crew take care of 5 things, set/location, lighting, sound recording, camera movements, performance of actors. It can be either shot in film or in digital cameras. Sometimes green screen is used to add CGI (Computer Generated Graphics).
The image, sound, and visual effects of the recorded film are edited and combined into a finished product. Here the filmed footages are edited, discarded. Editor plays most important role after director and writer in the narrative of film. A greatly edited film adds a lot of excitement and imparts the mood that the director/writer wished the audience should have. Special effects are added before footage is sent for editing. The sounds are synced and the background music is added.
The completed film is distributed, marketed, and screened in cinemas and/or released to home video.And finally the audience watch it on a large screen and decide the fate of hard work poured in by the crew.