This seems to be the big question for filmmakers. What is the best film equipment for my production? Whether you’re just starting out or even if you’re an experienced filmmaker, you may be wondering about this and it can seem daunting at times. It’s often what prevents beginners from making […]
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Storyboarding is a crucial part of the pre-production planning that visually maps out your entire project — which greatly benefits you and members of your crew.
Filmmaking is never a one-man job. It’s an endeavor that requires several passionate, hard-working, and determined individuals set on making a great film. If you’re a producer — whether for a low budget short film or a large scale feature — it’s your job to construct a solid crew of […]
Your script is finally ready for production, now what? Now, you need to open your laptop back up and once again, go through your script, page-by-page, to conduct a script breakdown.
Pre-production is where all your planning and organizing takes place. It’s arguably the most important phase of any film production, which will require a great sum of effort. Even some of the top-notch producers struggle with this part of the filmmaking process, so don’t be discouraged.
Before you embark on the long and arduous yet thrilling journey that is writing a screenplay, you should make sure you have a solid story idea. Who are my characters? Are they complex and multi-dimensional? Does there exist enough conflict and stakes to drive the story along? These are some […]
You’ve finished crafting the perfect script, and you’re more than ready to begin production. However, you quickly realize your production will require funding and a ton of manpower to complete. This is where pitching comes in. Oftentimes, pitching will come between you and all the funding and resources you’ll need […]
Are you a filmmaker itching to get their film into production? Perhaps you’re interested in pitching your idea or screenplay to someone, but are unsure who that someone is. Here at The Film Fund, our goal is to help filmmakers like you who are looking to pitch their idea and […]
Below is a guest post from director/producer and actress Jamie Monahan. During a novel pandemic where we are constantly told what we can’t do, it can be difficult to feel inspired to do anything. That’s why I wanted to take a moment to share what you can do right now […]
One of the hardest parts of the pre-production process is the film budget. Funding is always hard, especially when making a movie because you have to ask for money before you’ve made anything. You’re asking people and places to finance on the promise of something great afterward. This is why […]
On a set, the director and the producers have some of the most important jobs. Often a production will have more than one producer because there are so many moving parts to producing a film. The producers are in charge of the business of film making while the director handles […]
“Do I need a film permit” may be high up on your list of questions. Well, if you want to make sure everything is done by the book and avoid headaches or liability down the line, the answer is a resounding yes. Getting film permits or location releases represents a […]