What is Film making?
Imagine a young child, eye level with a floor full of miniature toys, concentrating intently on building a make-believe world. To the child, the toys are not miniature figures made of plastic or wood. They are real characters with real adventures. The child frames the action, crafting scenes that unfold in a world of imagination.
Looking through the lens of a camera as actors bring to life a writer’s story, the filmmaker is also peering into a world of imagination. The director, producer, actors, screenwriter, and film editor are all essential players in the journey from concept to finished film. In this remarkable process, thousands of small details—and often hundreds of people—come together to create a film. There are different ways of expressing yourself with moving images, using metaphor and lyrics which are integral to understanding the visual arts. The purpose of making movies is to reach an audience; to make them laugh, make them cry or make them jump so high they throw their popcorn over the two rows behind them. Films start with...