While spontaneity and initiative are big parts of filmmaking, there is a set path that each documentary must take before it ends up onscreen. Here’s a guide to the critical stages.
Every film starts with development. The idea is thoroughly researched, access is secured, the budget is written and a treatment is produced that clearly presents the vision and narrative for the film.View Development classes
In pre-production every aspect of creating the film is designed and planned. From locking locations and contributors to hiring crew and kit, scheduling the shoot and addressing legal concerns.View Pre-Production classes
Production is the shoot. At the end, you've got your rushes to start editing.View Production classes
Post-production involves editing the film, clearing music and archive, adding voice over, sound effects and graphics. Once a film is locked it will be graded, mixed and prepared for distribution.View Post-Production classes