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Report
Overview of Professional
Film Production
Stages of the Filmmaking
Process
Development
Preproduction
Production
Postproduction
Development
Begins from the moment someone says “Let’s
make a movie!”
Ends when we start actually hiring people.
Can take from many months to many years.
Where do movie ideas come
from?
Original Ideas
Music
Novels
Comics
Real Life
Other
Movies/TV
shows
Broadway
Development Stages of the
Script
Idea
Synopsis
Treatment
Screenplay
(Author’s Final)
Shooting Script
Synopis
A brief summary of the
storyline.
The Widow Paris is the story
of Marie Leveau and how she
develops from faithful
Catholic to Voodoo queen .
Treatment
Generally written in
simple prose.
Includes all of the major
scenes, but...
little or no dialogue.
The Widow Paris
Treatment
As Jacques Paris chissels strange symbols on the lid of a wooden
box in his carpenter's studio, Marie Paris assists Pere Antoine as the
aging priest administers the last rites to a yellow fever victim in a
slave’s shack while the worried relatives look on.
When Jacques' blade accidently cuts his hand Marie reacts as if
striken herself and when a drop of Jacque's blood spills inside the
box, the yellow fever victim breathes his last and Marie rushes from
the room shaken. Pere Antoine joins her outside the shack.
Convinced that she's fatigued from the long day of visiting fever
victims, he sends her home.
Marie finds Jacques collapsed on the floorin his studio,
conscious, but unable to talk. Marie examines the box Jacques was
working on and discovers a note with the name of the voodoun Dr.
John on it.
Marie brings the box to Dr. John and tells him to take the "fix"
off her husband. He tells her that he can't since the loa (spirits) are
using Jacques to get to her. He tells her that she has a spiritual
power and offers to help her realize it. When she shuns his offer he
tells her about a job opportunity as a hair dresser for Judge Fouquet's
wife and gives her a charm to help her land the job.
Screenplay (“author’s final”)
Written in “master
scene” form.
Usually only the first shot
of a scene is described.
All dialogue is included.
9.
INT. MARIE'S COTTAGE--NIGHT
Marie opens the door to Jacque's work room. The box
he was working on sits on the table lit by candles at
each of its four corners.
MARIE
Jacques?
Marie crosses and studies the box. Something stirs in
the room, startling her. It's Jacques sitting on the
floor, shrouded in flickering shadows.
MARIE
Jacques!
She kneels beside him and sees a bloody rag tied
around his hand.
Screenplay Format
Producer
The term”producer” means many things.
The “executive producer” is the person
responsible for raising the money and
caring the project through to its final
exploitation.
How do you raise money
for a movie?
Write a check?
Get a loan from a bank?
Investors?
Producer must create an
attractive “package”
Producer’s own track record
Option a “property”
Option stars
Option a director/writer
Preproduction
Begins when we start hiring people.
Ends when we begin filming.
Usually takes several weeks to several months.
After at least the “startup”
money is raised, the
producer usually hires...
Production Manager
Screen Writer(s)
Director
Production Management
Shooting Script
Location Scouting
Storyboard
Shooting Schedule
Script Breakdown
Budget
Shooting Script
Script is “lined”
and prepared for
breakdown.
Storyboard
Script Breakdown Sheet
Location/
Time of
Day
Characters
Costumes
Props
Mechanical
Effects
Special
Equipment
Stunts
Transportation
/ Food
Shooting Schedule
Efficiency
Availability
Performer’s needs
Guild regulations
Psychology
Budget
Cast
Lab
Crew
Costumes / Makeup
Equipment /
Supplies
Props
Sets / Locations
Transportation /
Food
Production
Begins when we put film in a camera.
Ends when “principal photography” is
completed--i.e. the film is “wrapped.”
Usually takes several weeks to several months.
Production Organization
DIRECTOR
Responsible for coordinating all of the artistic and technical activities of the production phase.
First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director
Second Second AD
Production Assistant
Director of Photography
Production Sound Mixer
Responsible for the "look"
of the film
Responsible for the location
sound recording.
Gaffer
Camera Operator
Key Grip
Electrics
First AC
Second AC
Loader/Clapper
Grips
Dolly Grip
Boom Operator
Cable Puller
Other Crew Possibilities
Production
Designer
Art Director
Costume Designer
Wardrobe
Makeup
Stunts

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