When you think of a movie or television show, the first thing that comes to mind is probably actors, directors, and producers. But what about all of the other people involved in making these projects happen? The answer: there are many more roles than just those three. And it’s not as easy as it seems! It can take years for a movie or TV series to get from concept to release. In this blog post, we’ll be discussing the creative process behind creating your favorite movies and shows so you can see how much work goes into them!
Creating a movie is quite challenging; many processes and elements should come together. Sometimes the process might be easier; you might be lucky to work with good people, while at times, there is so much work involved that may make one feel exhausted. Nonetheless, the advent of the internet and affordable technology has made it much easier to get views; it is increasingly possible to get noticed. It takes lots of hard work and commitments. The first step involves coming up with an idea about the movie or the show.
Generally, the step involves many what-ifs questions, the most important if the question will set your movie or show apart. After settling on the shows or movies’ ideas, the next step involves selecting the genre. The genre should be carefully selected since it is unlikely to change. The genre is the tone or mood of a TV show or movie largely based on the format. For example, is it medical drama, comedy, reality show, documentary, or sketch shows? Comedies and some crime shows are typically episodic running times are around 30 minutes. Serial shows build-up from a previous premise and mostly run from one hour like orange is the new black. Sketch shows are ordinary, made up of several smaller stories like Saturday night Live and Mad TV.
The next step involves developing the character of the movie or TV show. Again, the focus should not be on physical descriptions but on the unique character that incorporates both strengths and weaknesses into creating an interesting and compelling subject. Then, the next step involves writing up the treatment of the show. Typically, shows’ treatments are like a guideline. They are utilized to show Development executives what to expect from the show; this involves the title, a logline that recaps the show, the show’s synopsis, the character sheet, and the episode guide that details the plot that characterizes the show.
Finally, the last step involves building some content around the shows’ idea. Advancements in technology have made it possible to get clips of the show on the internet. First, this step involves developing scripts. This calls for a thorough understanding of basic screenwriting conventions and formats in line with industrial standards. Several soft wares can help with the process, including Writer Duets and Celtx. It is important to note that movie scripts are quite different from TV shows. TV shows, unlike the latter, have episodes of commercial breaks, which are critical points to note when writing the script.
Alternatively, instead of pitching the script to producers who may be reluctant to read the script, it is best to try webisodes; through YouTube, one can create short clips upload on the internet to get views. A thousand views can polarize the attraction of movie executives and studio producers. Sizzle Reels and storyboards have the same effect as webisodes, though they are more like test shots for a show.
If a producer likes the show, then that’s the end. The show has made it to the TV screen. Otherwise, the hassle is not over. Tap into agents and movie representatives that can help and also post your show’s ideas on search sites to get the desired attention. Most people who make TV shows start from rock bottom. At the same time, it is possible to upload your test shows and clips on the internet and have a takeoff, almost 90% of TV shows scripts take much longer to make it on TV.
In a nutshell: If you want to know more about the process of making a movie or television show, this blog post is for you. We’ve covered everything from securing funding and distribution deals to pitching ideas and casting actors. The process may seem daunting at first glance, but it doesn’t have to be with some careful planning. So give us a call if you need help getting started!