Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a rough soundtrack, part of Creating a Short Film: 03 Pre-Production.
- The workflow in almost every film ever…is to hand the film over to the composer…to create the soundtrack only after the film…is shot and edited,…and usually not even until the film has reached picture lock…which means editing is completely done.…While I completely understand the mechanics…and the workflow issues behind this process,…I can't say that I like it too much.…Music to me is everything.…When you see the opening credits with that music…nothing is happening.…No story, no characters, nothing,…but there is a definite tone…and almost all of that comes from the music.…
(tranquil music)…Some filmmakers don't like to admit…how impactful music is on the film,…but in my opinion it's impossible to overstate…how important music is to a movie.…So I actually started began writing the musical score…while I was still writing the film.…As a matter of fact the main assurance theme…in the final film is that same theme that I wrote…before the screen play was even done.…For me hearing this music…I was able to see the world so much clearer.…
Learn how to prepare the assets, such as shooting scripts, storyboards, and shot lists. Discover how to schedule and budget a shoot, and keep costs down while leaving room for the creative decisions that need to be made along the way. Find out how to hire a crew, scout and secure locations for each scene, and prepare props, sets, and wardrobe for actors. Learn what you need to do to keep your people safe, and the things you can prepare ahead of time to make sure production and post-production run smoothly.
There are more filmmaking tips to be had! Make sure to watch the first installment to learn about the background of the project and to get an overview of the role of the producer. Look for the follow-up episodes to learn more about writing, directing, working with actors, editing and visual effects, and everything else that goes into filmmaking.
- Turning the script into a shooting script
- Working with script breakdown software such as Adobe Story
- Creating storyboards and a shot list
- Scheduling the shoot
- Budgeting the shoot and post-production
- Hiring a crew
- Preparing sets and costumes
- Scouting locations
- Creating props
- Preparing assets for post-production
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Creating a Short Film: 04 Working with Actorswith Chad Perkins1h 49m Appropriate for all
Creating a Short Film: 05 Directingwith Chad Perkins2h 27m Appropriate for all
1. Script Breakdown
2. Creating the Shot List
3. Creating the Schedule
4. Creating the Budget
5. Getting a Crew
6. Art and Production Design
9. Preparing for Production
10. Preparing for Post
Creating a rough soundtrack1m 36s
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