6 EPISODE SERIES

Making It: Pre-Production to Post

Story development and film production isn't easy. On the road to learning how to make a movie, the first stop is pre production. Our series takes you step-by-step through the video production process. Take the journey with us!

IDEA TO PRODUCTION

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Series overview

How to produce a TV show concept

See a TV show idea go through the entire pre-production process.

You have ideas for a film or TV show, but you might still have questions on how to plan your production. If you want to be a successful filmmaker, you need to understand how to take your idea through the pre-production process. 

We've created a pre-production web-series where we develop a TV show concept, and take you through the entire process of professionally producing a pilot presentation with a $5000 budget and two days of production. 

You'll see us write the pilot script, break down our script, create a film budget, hire key department heads, create a shot list, build a production calendarsecure locationshold auditions, hold a table read throughsecure film crew and equipment, and then produce a proof of concept for a TV series. 

In our final episode, we go over what we learned. We talk about the trials and tribulations of making movies, but also the successes and memories that will stay with the entire team, and live on in the pilot presentation.

Learn how to produce you next idea on Pulp, Passion, and Pre-Production.

Episode Guide

Making It: EP 1

Story Development, Script Breakdowns, and Film Budgets

In the first episode of our pre-production web-series, we perform a script breakdown to create a preliminary film budget. One BIG problem — it will be 5x more expensive than the budget allows.

The team must jump back into the story development phase and rewrite the script so that it will fit inside their limited film budget. What happens next?

MAKING IT: EP 2

Film Crew Department Heads

  • Freebie: Gantt Chart Template

In the second episode of our pre-production web-series, we hire key department heads like the Director of Photography and 1st Assistant Director so the team can spread out and secure film equipment and crew. They also build the production calendar.

MAKING IT: EP 3

Finding Workable Filming Locations in Los Angeles

  • Freebie: Location Release Form
  • Freebie: "Location Scout Checklist

In the third episode of our pre-production web-series, we scout locations across Los Angeles to see if they fit the team's creative needs, but also the production's practical needs. Watch as they negotiate prices to see if the space fits in with the budget.

MAKING IT: EP 4

Auditions, Casting Actors, and Table Read Throughs

  • Freebie: Audition Form
  • Freebie: Actor Release Form

In the fourth episode of our pre-production web-series, we send out a casting call and secure a space to hold auditions. They see nearly 100 actors audition for five available roles. We also create script sides, see self-tapes, and do the table read through.

MAKING IT: EP 5

Film Crew Jobs, Equipment, and Production Insurance 

  • Freebie: Crew Deal Memo Form 
  • Freebie: ​Contact List Template 

In the fifth episode of our pre-production web-series, we put together our film crew and find people right for the job, as well as securing deal memos, negotiating for film equipment, and preparing the call sheets and contacts list for the big filming weekend.

MAKING IT: EP 6

Series Wrap Up and Premiere of the Pilot Presentation  

  • Freebie: Pre-Production Checklist

In the final episode of our pre-production web-series, we go over what we learned. We talk about the trials and tribulations of making movies, but also the successes and memories that will stay with the entire team, and live on in the pilot presentation.

Want to learn more and begin your own filmmaking journey?

Be notified for our next season so you can submit your own idea to be produced by StudioBinder.

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