Film Production for professional video maker

Gen­er­at­ing a film for self pro­mo­tion, train­ing, prod­uct engage­ment, mar­ket­ing or enter­tain­ment all require a sim­i­lar process to what goes into the aver­age short film pro­duced for one of the many film fes­ti­vals held across Aus­tralia.  Whether ama­teur or a pro­fes­sion­al video mak­er the process has a num­ber of ele­ments to facil­i­tate achiev­ing the best results.

Halyu­ci­na­tions Stu­dios has shot films for fes­ti­vals in Aus­tralia and Ger­many. We also cre­at­ed a pro­mo­tion­al film for the Min­istry of Peace in Aus­tralia that was tak­en to the World Peace Con­fer­ence in Japan by the head of the Aus­tralian min­istry and ulti­mate­ly dis­trib­uted in 30 coun­tries. This short film doc­u­ment­ed the movement’s activ­i­ties in pro­mot­ing peace as a polit­i­cal alter­na­tive and includ­ed footage of the World Peace Day cel­e­bra­tions in Syd­ney, a musi­cal con­cert in Vic­to­ria Park, and a polit­i­cal forum held in Par­lia­ment House in Syd­ney, filmed by Halyu­ci­na­tions Stu­dios. If you are mak­ing a short film, we rec­om­mend sub­mis­sion to the NAFA short Film Fes­ti­val held in August at The Ritz Cin­ema in Syd­ney.

How Film Production works for the video maker?

The process usu­ally involves some ini­tial con­sul­tancy for the project, fol­lowed by cre­at­ing sto­ry boards, bring­ing on board sup­port­ing tech­ni­cians (sound, cam­era­men, crew, light­ing), iden­ti­fy­ing loca­tions, find­ing act­ing tal­ent, build­ing a shoot­ing sched­ule, and sequenc­ing; then get­ting all these ele­ment togeth­er in the cho­sen loca­tions, shoot­ing the scenes and log­ging the clips.  That is just the video maker’s trav­els to acquire a video record­ing.

What is involved in Post-production /editing footage?

After load­ing the footage, edit­ing the mate­r­ial, apply­ing effects, cred­its, logos it is then ren­dered into the web video for­mat or dig­i­tal video media required.  Export­ing it to the final media be that dvd burn or stream­ing web videos.  Then let’s nev­er for­get  ensur­ing that every­one is paid before the final goods are deliv­ered.

For more infor­ma­tion on how we facil­i­tate this excit­ing and com­plex process, please view this detailed Case Study of the mak­ing of a short film pro­duc­tion for NAFA Pro­duc­tions, When Kane Was Abel.