|This is the process that iEARN MovingVoices
participants use to make their films. The process is scalable: it
can be completed in a day (think TV news), a week, or 9 weeks (the
length of the iEARN course), a semester, a year, it's your choice.
You can click on each of the buttons below for more information about
that stage of production, or you can download
the entire document in .pdf (Acrobat) version for printing. Before
you start, here is a list of the basic
equipment for student video production.
||Most professional filmmakers and television news journalists
organize their "production" into three phases: pre-production, production
and post-production. Learn more.
||The "pre-production" phase of the filmmaking
process is all about developing the story you want your digital movie
to tell -- and doing this on paper. This is an iterative writing and
research process. Over the course of time, the film concept grows
from a sentence, into something called "an elevator version"
of a story, then to the four essential documents of television and
film production: the treatment, the script, storyboards, and the production
||This is the "production" phase of making a film or
video: recording on digital video tape all of the elements called
for in your script and storyboard. (As previously noted, some elements
such as still recordings and music selections may already exist in
digital form and may be imported into your editing software. Read
||Editing, or "post-production", is the process
of turning your script into a reality in video by arranging and weaving
together the audio and video elements called for in your script and
recorded during the production phase. More.
||How will the people in your school see your film?
How about in town? What about the Minister
of Education's office? What about the MovingVoices Video Library?
All these places might require
different versions and formats. Learn how here.