This is the stage of brainstorming, defining the target group, consulting, script writing, story board drawing, location scouting, defining style and mood, casting, organizing, budgeting and so on. In the pre-production stage, the film ideas are germinated, defined and, as much as possible, resolved.
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The film is shot, images are captured and it's all put on disc.
Technical setup (DIP), make up, lighting, directing, camera operation and, finally, filming take place in this stage.
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After shooting the film is ready for post-production, where editing, sound design, color correction and, finally, delivery, take place. In this stage the film is given its style and is polished up for screening.
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