The Five Major Stages of Movie Making

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Development: The first stage in which the ideas for the film are created, rights to books/plays are bought etc., and the screenplay is written. Financing for the project has to be sought and obtained.
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Pre-production: Arrangements and preparations are made for the shoot, such as hiring cast and film crew, selecting locations and constructing sets.
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Production: The raw footage and other elements for the film are recorded during the film shoot. Feel free to post your production stills. You could get the cover of a magazine!
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The post-production phase of creating a film usually takes longer than the actual shooting of the film and can take several months to complete because it includes the complete editing, color correction, and the addition of music and sound.
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Distribution: The completed film is distributed, marketed, and screened in cinemas and/or released to Amazon, Netflix, Youtube or home video.
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