Passion 2 Create!

HEY, CREATIVE ONE! Top Factors of Production will improve your projects!

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PRODUCTION VIGOR

WITH A COMPLETED SCRIPT...

 

Once you get the Foundation of your production, your script, intact and are ready to move into production, there are additional things to consider to correctly bring your script passion to life which states specifically that it's truly YOUR Creation...AND WHEN...!

FIRST, BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR WORK AND/OR PRODUCTION...

CREATE Your Written Work in a SOLID way where you also consider the production elements needed in advance...For example...you do not want to write a scene that will literally  require thousands of people to be in a particular location at the same time.  For bottom line costs...this could amount to extreme amounts alone...and this is what, 30 seconds in your script!  Readers will throw your script away for something this trivial.  If they read a page or two down the road, they would realize the award winning potential it has.  BUT, with that extremely expensive scene, they would not take the time to read the rest of your written creation!


AFTER you have your creation in the proper format and are pleased with it...


Then... PROTECT  Your Creations...
Scripts, Songs, Patents, TradeMarks, etc!


REGISTER...
COPYRIGHT...
PATENT...TRADEMARK...


PROTECT YOUR WORK:
 

US COPYRIGHT OFFICE

https://www.copyright.gov/
202-707-5959
 

WGA (WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA WEST AND EAST)
http://www.WGAWregistry.org/webrss/

323-951-4000 
800-548-4532 


ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)
www.ASCAP.com
800-95-ASCAP


BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.)
http://www.BMI.com
310-659-9109 - Los Angeles 
404-261-5151 - Atlanta
615-401-2000 - Nashville


***plus other offices in the U.S. and Abroad


USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office)
http://www.USPTO.gov
800-786-9199
(This is for you who invent "technical" Trademark and Patent production creations!)


AND, Keep Up With Proper Credits for Your Hard Earned Work


DGA (Directors Guild of America)
www.DGA.org
(310) 289-2000 - Los Angeles
(212) 581-0370 - New York
(312) 644-5050 - Chicago


SAG (Screen Actors Guild)/AFTRA
www.SAG.org
(323) 954-1600 - Los Angeles 
(212) 944-1030 - New York


PGA (Producers Guild of America)
www.ProducersGuild.org
(310) 358-9020 - Beverly Hills
(415) 373-3663 - San Francisco
(212) 894-4016 - New York


PGA-NMC (Producers Guild of America - New Media Council)
http://www.pganewmedia.org/
(310) 358-9020 - Beverly Hills
(415) 373-3663 - San Francisco
(212) 894-4016 - New York


IF YOU CAN FIND THE RIGHT PERSON OR DEPARTMENT, SOME OF OUR POLICING AGENCIES CAN BE USED FOR REFERENCE!  MAKE SURE YOU DON'T PRY, BUT GIVE YOUR GENERAL MOVIE/TV/STAGE/PROJECT SCENARIO!  THIS WAY YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SHOW BELIEVABLE SCENES THAT KEEP US CAPTURED!


For reference, I've called hospitals, police authorities, attorneys, etc.


***If you have the funding yourself to produce your project, great!***


***If you're looking for someone to produce, fund, market, distribute, etc. etc. your project and you need to have it shopped around, locate an Agent or Entertainment Attorney to get you a solid deal.  The Writers Guild (WGA) has a list of Agents to seek out.  These Business professionals, once they sign you aboard, will work on your behalf, too!***


For you Maverick Producers who's ready to get your budgets ready with a solid script, go for it.  ORGANIZE YOUR PRODUCTION OPERATIONS & THEN, BEGIN.  SOME KEY POSITIONS AND THEIR MAIN FUNCTIONS ARE LISTED HERE TO BRING ABOUT YOUR WONDERFUL PRODUCTION CREATIONS.


DON'T FORGET TO HAVE FUN HERE, TOO, WHILE CROSSING YOUR T'S AND DOTTING YOUR YOUR I'S!


SOON, YOU'LL BE READY TO CHOOSE YOUR TALENTED CAST AND CREW.

 

KEEP SCROLLING FOR THE PRODUCTION PHASES!

After Your Script Is Written and Waiting

Production Phases Begin

PRE-PRODUCTION


In the beginning of this phase of transforming your written creation to life, you already have your work copyrighted and/or registered with the WGA.  If you have original songs, you need to have these copyrighted and/or registered with ASCAP/BMI...  Products you will use in your production that are being “advertised” (product placement)...are in order.  You get the drift.  The "t’s" are crossed and "i’s" are dotted.


In this phase of the production, with a well polished script in which the crew, cast and everyone can follow clearly, you move on to bringing these pages to life.


Make it as easy as possible.  During this phase, your budget is determined; Producer(s), Director, Casting Director, Cast and Crew, etc. are chosen.  Get the paperwork in order for who will be brought aboard with your production.  Have contracts signed, dated, sealed, filed, with copies, backup, etc.

 

Conduct the auditions, have the rehearsals, and off you go.


PRODUCTION


Here is where you spend time in front of the camera, in costume, makeup, the whole shebang!  Camera operations, Sound operations, Talent, Crew, everyone is meeting for their scheduled call-times.

 

Make sure everything (equipment, costumes, makeup, props, etc.) is easily organized, in place, gets checked out correctly and checked back in each and every day.  The next day, when you have to pick up where you left off, it’s easy to put your, let’s say, “false teeth” back on, if your character requires it...Especially if close-ups (CUs) will be taken this day.  It has to be “believable”, right?


With the actors’ lines memorized, the Director and the crew knowing which shots and locations are to be recorded and when, it’s that much easier.  Don’t forget catering!


Have fun as you all make this story a living reality on the screen!


POST-PRODUCTION


After the footage is captured with the actors, shots, sounds, etc., then it’s time to finalize the order of the footage with the right polished effects visually and audibly where needed.  As much as possible, have virtually everything that can be done before post, captured and recorded.  Here, you can just plug in the material when, where and how you want it.


Have your shot list ready so you (the director) and the editor can smoothly flow through this encumbering process.  This can go from being tedious to being an all out riot with lots of fun!  I know from experience.  Working with a skilled editor who will notice things that you or the script supervisor may have just happened to miss makes the final product even that much more creative and clever.  There was a time where I walked past the camera in one direction in a segment where I was the host/interviewer.  This particular show was set up in less than 24 hours. 


With that short of a planning phase, things were pretty close in the full coverage needed, but there was a portion that was not captured due to the lack of proper planning time.  Nevertheless, using my creative skills and working with the know-how of the editor, he changed the direction I was walking in that shot to make it seem like everything was continuous—and those two takes were done at different parts of the day.  But, when you open your mind to working outside of the box, you can come up with some fun things to put before the audiences and it looks continuous!


With your notes on which shots to consider and be open to other suggestions/options, with patience, this phase will finalize the beauty of your production.  THEN, you can show it to the audiences you wish!


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Production Phases and Main Positions

Pre-Production, Production and Post Phases

HERE ARE SOME KEY POSITIONS TO BRING YOUR CREATIONS TO LIFE! 

True...Two  Different People WITH THE "SAME" CREW TITLE, Working in Two Different  Production Offices Next Door To Each other, can have different duties,  but THESE KEY ELEMENTS ARE LISTED HERE FOR REFERENCE.


PRODUCING

WRITING

DIRECTING

ACTING

CAMERA OPERATING/DP

LOCATION SCOUTING

SOUND

SCRIPT SUPERVISING

SET DECORATING

PROPS

COSTUME DEPT

MAKE-UP DEPT

MUSIC/SOUNDTRACK

EDITING

DISTRIBUTION


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