• Cost Cutting

In case of a feature film, with proper financial support, the budget depends on many aspects, like, level of artists, director & actors to be hired. And if it’s not a digital film then the cost of linear production adds up with it. But there is one thing that is common in both low/high & digital/non digital film making, and that is the ‘tactics of cutting cost’. Read more here.

  • Script Writing

Developing the script is quite important as it holds the root to a good end product. But before we move into script, let us clear a doubt. Many people often mix up script and screenplay together, or which is a done first.  Make this absolutely clear that script is a very old concept, and even wider in use if compared with screenplay.  A script is a simple text formatted in dialogues, whereas the screenplay is a mix of formatted dialogues that also includes the visual descriptions. Like when & where a scene will take place, what are the props that are to be used in the scene etc.  A script can be written for a play, radio broadcast, film, etc. Whereas screenplay are mainly written where visual art is concerned. And there is no such mandatory rule that script comes before the screenplay or vice versa. Read more here.

  • Grain, Gauge & Speed

Probably one of the most important developments in the history of word cinema production was the development of first film stocks; it gave the film makers the freedom to photograph scenes which were once considered impossible. Earlier without the use of huge, expensive arc lights film making was considered impossible, but with the introduction of film stocks film makers could use the available light to shoot, at night or indoor.  First came the color stock and then the black & white, which gave the film almost the same sensitivity that our eyes have. The exposure speed of a film stock is closely linked with its definition or grain, and varies inversely. Faster films are grainer; slower films give sharper, fine grain images. Read more here.