Filmmaking: Stages of Filmmaking

Stage 1 — Development

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This stage can also be viewed as the “birth” of a film concept. It is when ideas for films evolve, discovered, and decided. Creative Executives from Film Studios discuss subject matters they wish to explore.

Stage 2 — Pre-production

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This stage is when a production company and office is established. Arrangements and preparations are also made for the production stage, such as hiring the cast and filming crew, selecting filming locations, sourcing costumes, and creating the storyboard.

Stage 3 — Production

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This stage is when shooting begins. This is when raw footage and other visual elements for the film are recorded.

Stage 4 — Post-production

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After the principal shooting is complete, the stage of post-production begins by putting audio and visual materials together.

Stage 5 — Distribution

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At this point, the film editing is complete and is ready to be viewed. This is when the film is released to cinemas or, occasionally, directly to consumer media or direct download from a digital media provider.

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