Films are and without question have been one of the most transcendent and era-defining mediums of artistic expression of our times. For more than a century, the mere act of shouting “Action!” and “Cut!” have marked critical points at which some of our most cherished shared cultural landmarks were made. So many countries around the world have filmmaking traditions that have inspired others around the globe, from the Golden Age of Hollywood to the French and Italian New Wave to the rise of Japanese cinema and Bollywood and so much more. From Fellini to Fassbinder, Kieslowski to Kurosawa, Truffaut to Tarantino and so many more, even in an age where we know how it’s done, great filmmaking remains an act of “movie magic.”
Film production companies such as BlackCel are honoured to carry on that illustrious tradition. From pre- to post-production and all steps in between, they can help you as you embark upon your own filmmaking odyssey.
For many people, movies are born the moment a director shouts “Action!” For those in the industry, however, the reality is quite a different story. The fact is that months’ or even years’ worth of work on a film is done in pre-production before the first rolls of film are ever shot. Pre-production efforts are a vital part of the movie-making process. As such, the best film production companies have a great pre-production apparatus that can help get this work done so as to prepare things for the film. This can involve everything from creating costumes and sets to casting the right actors to securing the rights to film in a given place.
This last part is an oft-overlooked but highly critical part of the process. Rarely can you ever simply point a camera and take the shots you need, especially if you’re filming abroad, and especially if you’re filming in a city such as Dubai. That’s why pre-production companies there and elsewhere work to secure shooting permits for film crews.
Once you have gotten all of that out of the way, it’s time to start making your movie. The best production teams can supply you with the cameras, film stock, and other equipment necessary to make sure that you have the tools to succeed. What’s more, you’ll be able to review their inventory at will, allowing you to select the type of filmmaking tools you want in the way an artist would choose the right type of paint and brush to facilitate the creation of a masterpiece.
Once you have wrapped up shooting, it may be tempting to think that now, finally, you have your film for the ages. However, your filmmaking journey still has a ways to go before it reaches completion. Now it’s time for post-production to swing into action. Film and sound editing play a huge role in the success of a film. What’s more, you’re going to need to secure the right and ability to release and screen your film in theatres and at festivals.
From start to finish, the best filmmaking companies are ready to help a new generation of filmmakers make their mark.