Six Questions to Help You Plan for your Film Production

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Mix Film Production’s creativity is based on film production. Filmmaking or Film production as it is known academically,  is the act of transforming stories into moving images. Before thinking of producing a film, have it in mind that films are not different from other products when it comes to the production process. Producing a film involves all the stages of production just as with the production of other products.  The three main stages involved in the process of making a film are:

  • Pre-Production
  • Production
  • Post Production

What is the Pre-production stage about?

Pre-production is the stage where the planning of the film project occurs. That is: where filmmakers prepare all the materials they need for the production of a film. Such as the Story: the people; the finance, the location, the time. etc.  There are three sets of Crew working in this stage of production.

  1. Producers: This includes Producer, Executive Producer, and Co-producer.
  2. Story Developers: This includes the Scriptwriter, Script supervisor, and Storyboard artist.
  3. Directors: This includes Director; 1st Assistant Director and Casting Director.

Six Questions to Help You Plan for your Film Production

 

1. WHAT are you going to produce? 

This question is about the CONCEPT.  So, the answer will be based on the story; screenplay; storyboard: the plot and synopsis. 

2. WHO are you producing for / WHO is going to do the production?

This is about the AUDIENCE, the ACTORS and CREW. Thus, the answer will be based on the audience type; those who will play the characters in the story(Actors) and those who will be working behind the camera (the Crew).

3. WHERE will the production take place?

This question is about the LOCATION. So, the answer will be able to come out with the setting (for example country,;city; village, etc). Also, a list of the various locations for each scene will be established here.

4. WHEN is the production going to take place?

This question is about TIME. Thus, the time of production and post-production will be stated here.  Also, the shooting time of each scene will be established here. 

5. WHY should you produce the film?

This question is about the IMPORTANCE OF THE THEME. Thus an answer to this question will be to bring out the reasons why you think the film should be made. 

6. HOW are you going to produce the film?

This question is about FINANCE. So the answer will be to bring out the budget and source of finance. 

What Else? 

Answering the above questions correctly will provide a higher probability for the film project to be successful. Though it is not a hundred percent sign of no project crisis. Planning is the key to success for every project but unforeseen circumstances such as bad egg in the team; weather; an accident etc can cause serious crisis. Thus always remember to have plan A, B, C, D, E, F G, H…as much back up plans as possible. Have these aside and allow your God to handle the rest.

More on Planning for Film Production with Alexander Fox

 

Reference

Alexander Fox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WF9oNg20XE

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Comments (2)

  1. Thanks…. God richly bless you for this good work… I want to be come a film producer in the near future, once again thanks for the tip. .

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