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Filmmaking by Jason Tomaric

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CHAPTER 2

Preproduction

INTRODUCTION

Once a script is finished and greenlit, which means it’s ready to be made, the project moves into a phase called preproduction. Preproduction is the process of breaking down the finished script and preparing all elements of the movie for production, including:

■  Breaking down the script

■  Calculating the budget

■  Securing the financing

■  Scouting locations

■  Casting

■  Hiring the crew

■  Securing equipment

■  Scheduling the shoot dates

Preproduction is an extremely organized, methodical process similar to designing the blueprints for a house. Think about every aspect of the movie in advance and try to ...

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