Making a Movie – What Is The Process?
Movies are more than entertainment. They are works of art that tell a story. And just as a work of art can have many different purposes, so too can a movie. In other words, a movie is not just a movie: it’s a work of art.
A movie is an artistic creation, which means its purpose is to stimulate an emotional response from its audience. The emotional impact of a movie depends on the intent of the director, the plot, the cinematography and the quality of the film stock. The only goal of a movie maker is to create a report daily about the process of filmmaking.
The movie maker is aware that cinema is a visual art and, as such, should evoke an emotional response in the viewer. The plot of a movie should intrigue, challenge and entertain the audience so that they continue to watch and anticipate the end outcome. In other words, the movie maker does not want the movie to merely entertain, but to educate and persuade as well. Each time the movie maker makes a movie he/she should have a draft written and distributed to movie distributors. Then they should compare it with the final cut to determine if there are any structural differences that would require the film to be re-cut.
After a movie gets produced, it enters the distribution process where it will either be shown in movie theaters or be available directly on video-on-demand (VOD). Most movie theaters allow the viewing of a movie on-demand, but some do not. The decision of which to view depends on what the movie was originally intended to be viewed. If it was made for educational or for entertainment purposes, the movie should be offered that format.
The movie then enters the marketing phase in which the movie travels from the production company and/or distributor to various movie theaters, where it will be shown before its theatrical release. There is also the possibility that it will be shown in video-on-demand service as well. Either way, the movie must generate an audience and be successful in doing so. Movie producers and/or distributors are typically very savvy when it comes to marketing a movie.
Many studios produce and distribute movies that generate an audience that includes both adults and children. The goal is to build an audience that remains on-going. For this reason, the movie must be marketed as a family film, with children as the primary demographic. Movie distributors look for proven box-office success and an overall positive critical rating when they decide whether or not to offer a movie for theatrical release. While many movie distributors use on-screen and video-on-demand services, others prefer to handle all the marketing themselves.