Movie Making Basics
The world of movies is a great thing. You may have seen a movie recently but, do you know how it was made? Well, the Movie Madness Crew is here to help. Start with this page and read about the three basic steps. Then visit the links on our site to find out how movies are made and how we actually made our own movie!!
Step 1: Preproduction
Preproduction is what you plan to do for the movie. You are brainstorming constantly in the Preproduction phase. The key stages of Preproduction are casting, planning your camera shots, researching details, making the sets, and costume and makeup.
Step 2: Production
Production is when you film the movie. It is frustrating when you have to take 10 or more takes. You also have to apply makeup which takes awhile. Movie filming is a long, tiring job. Also people have to decorate the sets. It is often uncomfortable.
Step 3: Postproduction
Postproduction is when you edit the film and put in the music. But that is harder than it sounds. Only the best takes are used in the movie. In Postproduction a bad film can be saved but a good one can be ruined.