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.