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Film Production

by: Teddy Shiferaw

Film Production film 1002

Teddy Shiferaw


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This talks about how films are produced. First notes of this class.
Film Analysis/Non-Majors
Andrew Young
Class Notes
Film, production, Casting
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Teddy Shiferaw on Thursday March 10, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to film 1002 at University of Colorado at Boulder taught by Andrew Young in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see Film Analysis/Non-Majors in Film at University of Colorado at Boulder.


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Date Created: 03/10/16
Film Production Thursday, January 28, 2016:15 PM • A gaffer is like an electrician • Above-the-line are things that are considered creative • Below-the-line is a budget for those that are considered non creatives • Editing used to be thought of as a useless role and is given to women and not paid well • Preproduction ○ Screenwriter § Treatment § Screenplay/Script ○ Producer/Studio § Different Kinds • Package system: Pre -production financing method attaching crew and cast to a film • Film Financing ○ Independent ○ Festivals ○ Banks ○ Distribution Financing • Casting/Agents • Locations, Production Design, Sets, and Costumes • Marketing and Promotion ○ Trailers, Ads, Press Kits, and Junkets ○ Differing Marketing Strategies ○ Media Convergence ○ Ratings ○ Fans • Exhibition vs. "Viewing" ○ Where and how we watch ○ Does exhibition impact production? • The person that selects lenses and camera placement is the Cinematographer/Director of Photography • Impacts ○ Miramax • Contemporary Studio Production • Historical Perspectives ○ Formal Change Cinematographer/Director of Photography • Impacts ○ Miramax • Contemporary Studio Production • Historical Perspectives ○ Formal Change ○ Distribution Change ○ What is Distribution • Block booking-The studio practice in early cinema of selling films together in packages • Release Strategies ○ Block Booking Premiere ○ § Wide, Limited, Platform ○ Corporate Conglomeration § Day and Date Release Window • Targeting ○ Ecpectation and Marketing ○ Type and Placement • Ancillary Markets ○ TV ○ Video, DVD, and Internet • Day and date release windows are getting shorter due to potential


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