The Creativity of The Film Making Process
When it comes to film making process, there are basic fundamental procedures to follow so as to be able to achieve ideal results. It is these procedures that we term as the ‘creative process in filmmaking’.
Filmmaking process involves solving problems creatively. It includes the basic mechanics of production and then editing. For those just venturing into it without much experience, it can be expensive and a time-consuming process.
Once a film is shot, there has to be a waiting period, when the footage has to be processed within a lab. In the process of editing, thanks to digital film making, a filmmaker can easily take more creative risks. As a filmmaker, director or editor, you have to do the job correctly by allowing enough time to really think about the film objectives; the actual process we refer to as the “creative digestion” process!
Every film project begins with a hunch, and you have to act on it! The basic creative process of filmmaking involves: Idea stage, Scripting, the visual storytelling stage, Casting, Shooting, and Editing. Once these are in place, then the following are issues to consider during the creative process required in the actual film making process:
- Note that filmmaking takes time hence the Creative Digestion stage should accommodate enough time.
When scheduling a film production, you should provide ample time for the creative and collaborative process. When you spend enough time upfront working thru an agreed-upon goal, you will find that it takes much lesser time to reach a successful outcome. You need to put everything together right at the pre-production phase, so as to avoid waste of time and resources during the actual film making.
- Take it one step at a time
During a film making process, it is advised to take things slow and steady as a ‘rush’ can lead to catastrophic incidences that will be costly to fix – both monetarily and timely. It is actually much better, smarter and safer to work slowly and purposefully. While film and video projects are very important assignments, you should spend more time in-advance to completely develop a clear concept. This will help provide you coordinated time for effective execution, most especially when it comes to post production.
- Know the shot takers
Every creative voice and opinion surrounding a film making production is important and thus getting to know the approval process and whoever is making final decisions will help dictate the digestion time. These voices could be those of the director or a client. When you are well aware of the various folks that will be involved in the decision-making process, you will be able to easily determine the length of time that should be allotted to the film production. Note also that in most cases, the fewer the voices and shot takers, the faster the creative process would be.
In overall, time is of great essence in the creative process stages of film making. If you want to create the best of films, then it would require time for full creativity and collaboration. Providing such ample time during pre-production, production and post-production phases will help create much better films and also deliver to you more memorable experience!
Rocio is an innovative writer, and filmmaker based in Sydney Australia. A creative entrepreneur Nurturing the innate wisdom and power within, inspiring shifts in thoughts, vibration, and action. A writer, director, videographer and editor for her independent Video Production Company Filmagination (www.filmagination.com.au) Rocio is a story teller, and thrives within the creative realm.
Additionally she works as a video editor for an established and well known station, and a writer for local newspapers in Sydney, covering Arts. She remains prevalent in the industry while continuously inviting, and creating opportunities that resonate with her purpose. ‘To fill in the gaps others may find in themselves, nurturing completion. To ignite the fire within, and mitigate anything that no longer serves our advancement.’