hard part Essay

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The Difficult Part

There is an enormous amount of people who love to watch movies, you can see them taking out there friends or sweet hearts almost every weekend. One would say that the cinema brings people closer together. But no it is the movie that brings people closer. Although Of the huge amount of people who love movies only a small amount of that population are aware of how much time, money, and sweat go in to making a one two hour film. I find it somewhat surprising. There are several stages to making a film, some of course are more important than others. Like anything else it begins with an idea or they take story idea from books or other literacy this process is known as Development. Obviously all the Production phases of the film are as important. The amount of time it takes to make a film depends on the type of story. It can go from several months to several years for the movie to go to the distribution phase. Movies take forever to finish even though they are only two hours long.



The project’s producer selects a story, which may come from a book, play, another film, a true story, original idea, etc. After identifying a theme or underlying message, the producer works with writers to prepare a synopsis (Maryam Banbhan). This is known as Development I

Would say is the root of the whole movie without it there would be nothing. This is the phase when the actual story is being created. This process could take several months to finish.
A screenwriter writes a screenplay over a period of several months. The screenwriter may rewrite it several times to improve dramatization, clarity, structure, characters, dialogue, and overall style. However, producers often skip the previous steps and develop submitted screenplays which investors, studios, and other interested parties assess through a process called script coverage (Maryam Banbhan). After the story has been chosen you would get a screenwriter to help craft the idea and breathe life into the idea. They may change some parts or add different aspects to it.
In the long run the screenwriter’s changes may actually cause the movie to be completely altered to what the original idea was. Which may cause dispute between the producer but in the end they would have to work together to finish the script. The producer and screenwriter prepare a film pitch, or treatment, and present it to potential financiers. If the pitch is successful, the film receives a “green light”, meaning someone offers financial backing: typically a major film studio, film council, or independent investor. (Maryam Banbhan). Without the script the director cannot pitch the movie to investors and the movie will never get to the production phase. Once the producer and the investors have reached an agreement they will be well on their way to the production phase

All this is happening in long periods of time like around three months. The development phase is happening way before you even catch glimpse of the movie so at this point you do not even know it exists yet so much as know what it is going to be about. At this point they are just


doing what they loves not really thinking about how much it is going to cost or how much they will make they are simply making art. During these phases we have yet to come up with the visuals and sounds that part is reserved for pre-production and production.
Naturally pre-production is where one would begin to cast characters and find music to best fit the film. You are trying to prep your cast and crew for what is coming ahead. For example your actors would be reading the script, what you are trying to do here is establishing some ground for the production phase.
Production is when you begin to film your movie. Most likely you will be filming many scenes a day witch will only be like ten minutes long in your movie, but will most likely take you one to three days to perfect depending on your cast. It would not be a huge surprise if the studio chooses…