Thursday, 7 April 2011

Evaluation Q4&5: Media Institution

Post-production is part of the filmmaking process. It occurs in the making of motion picturestelevision programsradio programsadvertisingvideosaudio recordingsphotography, and digital art. It is term for all stages of production occurring after the actual end of shooting and recording the completed work. 

Post-production is, as a matter of fact, many different processes grouped under one name. These typically include:

  • Editing the film
  • Writing, (re)recording, and editing the soundtrack.
  • Adding visual special effects
  • Sound Design, Sound Effects, Music, a process known as sound re-recording or mixing.
  • Transfer of film to Video or Data with a telecine and Color grading.
As per usual, post-production takes longer than the actual filming. 

Within post production we have exhibition and distribution. This is the final stage, where the film is released to cinemas or to consumer media (DVDVCDVHSBlu-ray) or direct download from a provider. Most films have a website, movie posters and trailers. The film plays at selected cinemas and the DVD typically is released a few months later. 

In our case we have a blog were we keep up to date with all the goings on and with our research. We have also decided to make a website to go with our movie as we wanted to go through all the post-production stages. 

We have done the editing, added all the sound and the titles. We posted our final opening sequence on Blogger. We then decided to use other forms on Social Media; YouTube, Vimeo, and links to them on; Facebook and Twitter. We also made a website for our movie, as we found in our research most films have a website (Our Website: ). 

From this we can assume that our distributers would be the forms of Social Media mentioned; YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Vimeo. The film is supposed to be distributed to cinema chains, and in our case Dead Line was screened and premiered at 'The Screen On The Green' on the 5th of April 2011 to an audience of 180. Lets also not forget that the film is then to be released on DVD (the date of the DVD release is currently unknown), and a total of 200 DVDs will be out. 

In order to reach a global audience you do not necessarily need money as many short/student films have proved, all you need is the best and most accessible forms of social media. In our case we used all the social medias mentioned above and we also made our own website to spread it to an ever wider audience. 

The Official Dead Line Thriller Film Website

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