Cinematography Process


Cinematography Process

The cinematography is the art and occupation of making movies, we can define it as the creation of a movement illusion by means of the rapid succession of a series of images. It constitutes a long and creative process of production in which participate a series of elements such as cameras, lights, actors and when they merge each other in a scene make notice aspects like illumination, picture and performance among others; this process wouldn't be possible without the collaboration of specialized professionals in these topics.

This process is divided in teams constituted by few people or teams constituted by dozens of them, for this reason the production can result a failure if it doesn't have a high level of organization. It is focused in the existent relationships among each individual picture that conform a movie, this involves illumination, cameras, performance, special effects and in general, everything the director thinks is convenient to use to achieve his idea.

The cinematography includes two big stages, the first one it constituted by taking of images with a camera and the second one consists in its exhibition with a projector.

The most important moments in the production process are following:
  • Project study. - Concepcion and structuring.
  • Project valuation. - Scenarios, characters, localizations and technical team breakdown.
  • Financing. - Searching of financial resources coming from diverse sources.
  • Preparation or Pre-production. - Technical script supervision, crew selection, actor's casting, work plan, etc.
  • Filming. - Daily work control, financial forecast, filming teams coordination.
  • Final post-production.
  • Final Financial control. - Financial balance of the production.
  • Movie Promotion and Exploitation or commercialization.