Dating script for a short film
Filmmaking (or, in an academic context, film production) is the process of making a film, generally in the sense of films intended for extensive theatrical exhibition.
Filmmaking involves a number of discrete stages including an initial story, idea, or commission, through screenwriting, casting, shooting, sound recording and pre-production, editing, and screening the finished product before an audience that may result in a film release and exhibition.
Analogous to most any business venture, financing of a film project deals with the study of filmmaking as the management and procurement of investments.
It includes the dynamics of assets that are required to fund the filmmaking and liabilities incurred during the filmmaking over the time period from early development through the management of profits and losses after distribution under conditions of different degrees of uncertainty and risk.
In this stage, the project producer selects a story, which may come from a book, play, another film, true story, video game, comic book, graphic novel, or an original idea, etc.
The producer and screenwriter prepare a film pitch, or treatment, and present it to potential financiers.For major productions, insurance is procured to protect against accidents.The nature of the film, and the budget, determine the size and type of crew used during filmmaking.The film is pre-visualized by the director, and may be storyboarded with the help of illustrators and concept artists.A production budget is drawn up to plan expenditures for the film.