Points Of Filmmaking

Points Of FilmmakingMaking a film is really a dream for thousands. Millions of young-old-aged talents are still seeking the chance of getting into the Industry. Literally getting a chance as a filmmaker is really a BIG DEAL, so exploiting such drawn chances is the other big challenge of debut ones. Great Filmmakers have their own spectacular directorial Style; implementing such unique style in financing gives you a unique identity. Here is explaining some facts that lead you as a successful filmmaker.

Your Script: Scripts are considered as the backbone of Movies, so that is the reason why you needed to take a special attention while writing (or) choosing scripts. Choose a good story in according to the contemporary trends; this is a very important thing. Might you’ve some inspiring stories to tell or else you inspired from a book that you read sometimes in the past, whatever it may be, – always make sure that your story will not be an outdated one.

Casting: Casting is an important aspect that leads to the success of films; usually the casting process is handled by Casting Directors, Script writers and Filmmakers. They select the artists on the basis of proper audition, in according to the script. As like script/story, the performers also the core part of every movie.

The Crew: If you are a debut filmmaker, then its best to work with the persons belonging to the same criteria. Let’s illustrate with an instance: Think that, you are a new filmmaker and your cinematographer have 40 year of on-location experience, then certainly he won’t hear or respect your words. Always beware of such facts.

Publicity: It is really an indeed thing, if your budget is high, then you can promote your film by organizing some mega events or such overpriced prime Time TV shows. If your budget is low, then choose the cheaper ways of promotion such as social media promotion, promoting film through brand collaboration etc. Social media is comparatively a cheaper way to publicize your movie, for just $10 you can saw your advertisement to 10,000 peoples. This is really a worthy method to promote a movie.

Filmmaker’s Responsibility: Fail or success of every movie is dependable on the director’s talents. In pre-production stage of filmmaking – filmmaker’s job is to take a special attention in scripting and casting, in production stage-the filmmaker is responsible to take a special attention in maintaining the quality visual outputs and in post production stage – filmmaker’s responsibility finish the work within scheduled time.

Corporate Film Production Services Company

Corporate Film Production Services Company - How to ChooseCorporate Film production services can be a great source of help to you if you want a film done for low costs and within a short period of time. Making a corporate film is really a dream for thousands. A number of video production companies one will find on the Internet which will offer you the best services. Compare one company against another and be sure to way each of their strengths against their weaknesses. The independent corporate film requires specific preparations in order to achieve the best results for your business presentation, corporate filming, marketing project, advertising. The best way to tell whether the company is capable enough to shoot your corporate film. Video is the most powerful medium to pass on your message for your company. Thus it is very important that you get the right corporate film production service for your video.

For video production, you must need a video production company which will make a video as the way you want. There are five major steps to follow in film production:-

• Development

• Pre-production

• Production

• Post-production

• Distribution

The five phases of video will differ depending on the type of project that you want. The pre-production stage includes processes like concept and idealizing the video to be created and planning and scheduling the recording process of the corporate film. The production stage is the stage in which actual recording of the video takes place and the video to be created comes into being. The post production phase is the stage in which the video is edited and corrected to make it more perfect and various visual effects are added to it to make it look more realistic and good-looking. All of these stages in the corporate film making process require the services of different individuals with quite diverse skills. For every minute of a finished video, between scripting, shooting, editing, graphics, animations, and choosing and inserting exact music, a video production company might spend 20 hours or more of work effort. A production company will work with you in the pre-production stage to help you deliver your message, which we then apply to the production and post-production

When it comes to video, it is important to not simply speak from a script. Video editing can be a very long process and requires much patience while putting the clips together. But a good video production company will try to make the experience pleasant for you. They will be helpful and work at making you happy. If you sense personality attribute, conflicts or lack of concern for your needs, these will be intensifying as the project progresses. Now a days in many bloggers they cover everything from lifestyle to food and fashion, and local events, but a good corporate movie production still commands the attention, as the industry carries on making big budget corporate movies with best quality and satisfaction.

I hope this article will help you find quality corporate film production services. Also be sure not settle for nothing less than perfect as this is your project and perfection is key in film production.

The Problem With Movies and How to Solve Them

The Problem With Movies and How to Solve ThemModern movies are a glorious thing, but they are also rife with problems. Modern movies are falling into a set of weird choices, and odd habits that can make watching movies into a sort of nightmare. Since there are so many problems with movies I decided to tackle two of them here, and we will revisit this issue in another article.

The first problem I have is poor audio mixing. What do I mean by this? Let’s say you open up your mailbox and you have a couple movies from Netflix sitting there. You pop in the Blu-Ray/ DVD into your player of choice and you sit back and you have to turn the volume down because there a lot of explosions and such. Then people start talking and you have to find the remote because they might as well be whispering! Then another explosion and now you’re deaf because the damn thing was so ear piercingly loud. This can be annoying. Hell it’s one of easiest ways to take me out of a movie, to be honest. So why does this happen? Well when the audio for movies is mixed, they mix it for a 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound setup because that is the optimal way to watch a movie. You see, in 5.1 surround sound each speaker has its own job. The center speaker handles dialogue, the 2 side speakers are for explosions and “bwaam” noises in Christopher Nolan movies, the subwoofer is for “dat bass”, and lastly the 2 (or 4 if you have 7.1) satellite speakers are for the surround effects. That’s really cool and all, but I am not in a position to buy a 5.1 surround sound setup. I am a very poor college student who can only afford to eat ramen noodles 4 times a week (The other times I eat the cardboard the ramen came in. I have a sad life). I set up my dad’s stereo from like the 80’s to be my “hi-fi” audio setup which replaces my TV’s stereo sound with a slightly less awful stereo sound. So when the DVD/Blu-Ray player outputs a 5.1 signal, my poor stereo speakers can only replicate the 2 front side speakers. This is why explosions are so loud. The dialogue is going to a non-existent center speaker, which is why it comes out so quiet.

So what’s the solution? Add two dialogue tracks. One mixed in good super old fashioned stereo and the other mixed in the fancy pants 5.1/7.1 goodness. This way I can set the volume to a comfortable volume, and leave it there. This may sound like a super easy solution, but I would hazard a guess that mixing audio is a very difficult task, and not one easily undertaken. However I think that it’s well worth it and shows that movie studios are willing to go the extra mile for those who still want to watch their favorite movies, but maybe aren’t the most well off.

Well, we have done an audio problem, So let’s finish this article with a visual problem. This is probably the two biggest problems I have modern movies today. Shaky Cam and jump cuts. For those unfamiliar with shaky cam as a concept, I am sorry that I have to be the one who has to tell you about it. Basically it’s the worst form of visual storytelling imaginable. That’s not the most telling description, is it? OK, so shaky cam is exactly what it sounds like. It’s basically the director telling the cameraman to shake the camera as hard as they can. This is in order to make the action look frantic. Sounds stupid right, but it’s a real thing. The problem with shaky cam is that it is made worse by terrible, quick, jumpy editing. This is also just what it sounds like. It is the use of a million and a half different cuts in order to convey frantic action. However in reality, it often make it so that the scene is impossible to understand. These are just the tools of the incredibly lazy. The use of these two tools in conjunction makes a movie’s action scenes a chore to watch, and impossible to understand. You have to actively try to piece together when the actors are being hit, because the shot never actually shows it. You hear a flurry of sound effects, and you see a blurry mess of hands and faces, but it’s just audio and visual garbage that the director is trying to pass off as incredible action.

The solution to this problem is actually pretty simple. Hire better directors. Directors that are good at their jobs will make the action look good without the use of cheap tricks and quick editing. There are fantastic directors when it comes to filming action. Take the Wachowski siblings. Sure, they have made a couple stinkers in the last couple years, but the first Matrix movie is incredibly well directed. There are uses of wide shots, so we so exactly what is going on, there’s just the right amount of slow motion so we really feel it when characters get hit. The score is used perfectly, so when the hero gets hit hard, the music slows down and gets quieter. The Subway scene in the matrix encapsulates all of that.

Contrast this from Alex Cross. The camera is literally just shaking. You don’t see the hits connect. You see the main character hit the villain and then after a cut you see the villain react. This is probably to cover up the fact that the actors were not properly choreographed.

If you can get a director who knows how to film an action scenes, as well as who knows what he wants the actors to do, and how to choreograph them to do that, then you don’t need terrible shaky cam to cover up anything. You don’t need jump edits because you’ll want the audience to see your work.

How to Create a Low Budget Movie Soundtrack

How to Create a Low Budget Movie SoundtrackI bet if you think of your favorite movie, you can hum the theme song or some of the music from that film. Music is an important part of a great movie- so important that Hollywood pays top composers huge amounts of money to create the perfect, catchy score.

If you’re needing music for your new movie, you can hire a composer to custom write music for each and every scene but that may strain your already tight budget. Don’t worry, you can find great, original music on the web and much of it is free or available for a very low price.

I’m talking about Royalty-free music. If you Google ‘royalty free alternative music’ for instance, you will find pages of websites that offer alternative rock music for free or for a small licensing fee. That’s the good news. The bad news is – you’re going to have to do a lot of digging to find the music that fits the mood of your movie.

The best way to start off is to create a rough list of the songs you will need. Perhaps you want a quick uptempo rock song for the opening credits or maybe you have a few steamy scenes where a slow blues number will work nicely. Once you have the basic ‘music outline’, you can start your search for royalty free music that will fit your movie. The same goes for short films or even personal YouTube videos. Make a plan.

I suggest looking for royalty free music sites that have their music categorized and are easy to navigate. You don’t want to waste hours of your time clicking on song titles, wondering what you’re going to hear next. Oh great it’s some cheesy accordion song!

The best royalty free music sites will have easy to navigate categories such as Progressive Rock, Symphony, Blues or Country Music. This makes it much easier to find the music you are looking for.

One feature that I find extremely valuable is the vocal and non-vocal versions of a particular song. This helps develop a ‘theme’ that can be recurring throughout your movie. (Think ‘Titanic’). A lot of soundtracks use the non-vocal version of the song to create a recurring mood for a few scenes and then hit the audience with the vocal version during the closing credits. Don’t be afraid to use the same song in a number of scenes. Think about the theme song for ‘the Godfather’ and how many times the same melody was used over and over to great effect.

An important thing to remember is to protect your work by using a standard or creative commons license. Even though the music may be royalty free, you will still need to credit the owner by using a creative commons license or purchase a license that gives you the right to use the music for a commercial application. Most royalty free sites offer a creative commons license for free and a standard license for $25 to $100.

Be sure the music has a clean, professional sound. It won’t be too hard to tell whether it was recorded in a professional studio or straight from a Casio keyboard. Test the music out on a quality sound system where you can hear the dynamics of the music. It may sound acceptable coming out of your $10 computer speaker but you better test it on a good sound system just to be sure.

After finding the songs you like, you will need to customize the soundtrack to fit your scenes. There are plenty of sound editing software programs out there like Avid Pro Tools or Logic Pro X that enable you to properly fade in, fade out, alter the timing and manipulate the music. Some video editing programs such as Adobe Premiere now include the same sound editing features, just not at the same level of quality.

If the music you need is not available from a royalty free site, you may consider a ‘discount’ composer. It’s a gamble, but the rewards can be great. Many royalty free music sites offer custom soundtrack composing at very reasonable rates. In most cases, the composer is the same guy who wrote the songs on the site so you can feel confident that the quality of the music will be similar.

I know of one composer who has some pretty impressive credits including first run movies and Producer credits on A-list artists’ albums. Today he’s a ‘starving artist’ looking for the next project. Don’t be afraid to negotiate.

In summation – create a ‘music outline’ for your movie or video project and try royalty free music sites to find quality music for free or next to nothing.

A great source for soundtrack music is a little known royalty free music site called http://www.freemusicpublicdomain.com All of their music is available for free download.