Film production is a business that is full of speed bumps and potholes, causing an aspiring filmmaker to stumble more often than not. Up front, there are the main goals of finding a script, hiring a crew, casting the roles in the movie and finding financing to help get it made. Then the shooting begins and the goal of film production involves making sure everything is shot on time and under budget so the film can reach its editing stages.
At this point, there are more worries as the production team has to make sure that the final product matches the expectations of everyone involved in the editing phases. Finally, what many people don’t think of when considering film production for beginners is the headaches involved in marketing the film, planning screenings, securing the rights to any music in the movie and advertising the finished product. When the final stages are reached, involving festivals, agents and distributors, the entire ordeal can seem like a warzone with the final movie as the prize for the victors.