A Brief Look at Motion Pictures
Are you a fan of movies? Do you go to the movie theatre once or twice a year? Have you ever thought about creating your very own movie? You can create your own movie in your spare time!
Creating a movie is easy. A movie, also referred to as a motion picture or a “teaser,” is simply a series of images showing on a large screen, usually using audio, that collectively create a short story about a plot or central theme. Some folks just like to watch new movies at the cinema when they are released. Others love to create their own movie from the ground up using tools and software that are available to the public today.
There is one aspect of film making that most people don’t know a lot about: how to get films produced and released into the public. Believe it or not, there is actually a process that every major motion picture company uses in order to turn concepts into well-produced films that can be distributed throughout the entire world. The entire process starts with the idea. A company will usually have an executive to come up with the idea and then they will hire a writer or director to write the script and put all the pieces together to create a movie.
Once the script is ready, it goes through several important processes that include development and editing. The screenplay is often revised by one or more executives who read it and give their opinions. Some directors will use a single editor, while others have two editors. Once everyone agrees on the plot, story, characters, and other elements of the film, it is then moved onto the production phase where all the various pieces are assembled into one cohesive film.
The next part of this process is the shooting phase, in which the director and the writer are in total control of the way their film will look and what it will sound like. Post-production is what most people think of when they hear the words’ post-production. It involves a team of editors, producers, and cinematographers working to complete the film. After it has been edited and everything is together, it is time for the movie to be distributed. For most types of motion pictures, this means coming out as a DVD, but some films choose to be shown in other formats such as a movie on a television screen or a video game.
The movie industry is one that is very unique because it is often used in order to promote and market motion pictures that are produced but are also used for advertising, education, and other purposes. As you may have noticed, there is a lot that goes into the movies. The process that was just explained to you is only one small portion of the entire process, but it is a key part of how motion pictures are made to be successful. This is why learning about film is such an important aspect of film studies. It is also why there are so many different schools and colleges that offer courses in film study today.