Definition

“Filmmaking, like any other art, is a very pr+ofound means of human communication; beyond the professional pleasure of succeeding or the pain of failing, you do want your film to be seen, to communicate itself to other people.” ~Kenneth Lonergan

“Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.” ~Robert Altman

Filmmaking or Film Production is the process of making a film, generally in the sense of films intended for extensive theatrical exhibition. Filmmaking involves a number of discrete stages including an initial story, idea, or commission, through screenwriting, casting, shooting, sound recording and reproduction, editing and screening the finished product before an audience that may result in a film release and exhibition. Filmmaking takes place in many places around the world in a range of economic, social, and political contexts, and using a variety of technologies and cinematic techniques. Typically, it involves a large number of people, and can take from a few months to several years to complete. Filmmaking has a transformative effect, especially on kids with special needs. Studies indicate that students involved with art forms such as filmmaking do better in academics and life in general, and this experience seems to be crucial to a student’s overall success.