There are five main parts to a Film Production; Development, Pre-Production, Production, Post Production & Distribution. A fourth part after the final Film Production has been completed is Distribution. Distribution will normally be assigned to the client, advertising company or brokers, thus we normally don’t count the Distribution under the Production process.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more, do more and become more,
you are a leader.”
John Quincy Adams
DEVELOPMENT & PRE-PRODUCTION
Development & Pre-Production are occasionally placed under the same umbrella. Pre-Production is where all the groundwork is sett prior to the Production (Filming day/s). Conceptualization, Brainstorming and Intellectual Property is the first step. Schedules, budgets, Research, Development, Scripts & storyboards will follow after the first step. Thirdly casting and locations will be locked. After more pre-prod development and planning has been finalized, then Production will commence.
“However beautiful the strategy,
you should occasionally
look at the results.”
In digital video, photography, television and film, production refers to the tasks that must be completed or executed during the filming or shooting. This includes tasks such as setting up scenes, the capture of raw footage, and usage of set designs, to name a few of the many pre-production tasks. Production is the second step in film creation. It follows the pre-production phase and evolves into the post-production stage.
Post-Production is the final step where all the RAW footage is edited together to mix the final product. Firstly we do an OFF-LINE Edit which means that the RAW Footages has been placed in the correct time lines but not yet graded or effects, colour grading and sound has not yet been perfected. Once the 1st viewing has been approved then the ONLINE EDIT will commence. Depending on the agreement between client and Production Company the final project will normally be finalized by signing off the work. The final project thus will be ready for distribution.