There are four main stages of Filmmaking:
• Principal Photography (shooting)
• Post Production
Development is where the creative juices start flowing, the story takes shape and begins to mold together. A Producer will use every resource they can grab onto until they find a story worth pursuing. Many great sources for optioning material include local and national newspapers, blogs, books and plays. Of course you can always option an original screenplay or commission a screen writer to create a script from the book or print media you have attained the rights to. After the producer has a script, the next step is to receive script coverage or notes.
When you make a video for your business, be it a demo video, a sales video, a training video, or any short online business video, planning things out is extremely important. One of the most important stages of planning out your video is creating a storyboard.
A storyboard is a graphic representation of how your video will unfold, shot by shot. It is made up of a number of squares with illustrations or pictures representing each shot, with notes about what's going on in the scene and what's being said in the script during that shot. Think of it as sort of a comic book version of your script.