FilmDirecting/Production & Screen Writing GabryelYbarra Mrs.Morton ProjectResearch Based Learning 12-15-17 My career thatI’m wanting to do is film directing and screenwriting, although writing a storyis hard to do cause telling someone the story line of the film is easier becauseits much more descriptive. Screenwriting is one of the hardest, but easiestjobs to have for a couple of reasons. There are people in this world that havea writer’s mind and it will come to them easy, but for some they have awriter’s block, and lots of famous people have it also.
When writing a movie oralbum it is hard to come up with a story line, but for some they just get awayfrom reality to find what story they can write in a couple of pages or ideasthey can come up with. A lot of people think that making a movie iseasy. When really it is really hard to do cause the first thing you need is theidea of what your movie going to be about, but you have to be organized inorder for your film to be successful. When you write a movie you need to thinkabout yourself like is this something I would be interested in because if youlike that story then you should be happy with what you have and then work yourway through out the movie. Someone that had this same struggle is RobertRodriquez, if you don’t know who that is he is the man that directed, andco-write the movie “From Dusk till Dawn”, and “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”. Hisideas were crazy at first to some people, but as time went on he decided to gowith that because it was his productions. But something that is complicatedfrom writing a script in the movie industry is drawing out the storyboardsexactly the way you want them drawn.
A storyboard for making a movie is kind ofuseless, but if there is an artist that can draw then I would bring him to theboard so they I can explain him the scenes of what is happening and thedramatic effect of that scene. Someone thatinspired me to become a film maker cause of the creativity that this person hadon movies, and his own creations was James Cameron. I remember when I was tenyears old; it was a Saturday morning on December 18, 2009 in Odessa.
Myparent’s and I didn’t know else to do so they asked me “Would you like to gothe movies”, and I was like “Sure”. From their we went to the theater in themall and my parents wanted to watch the movie “Avatar” and after we got ourpopcorn and drinks we enter the theater to a full crowd of people. The seatsthat we wanted were on the top, but they were all full so we had to sit in themiddle row with a lot of people. The first thought that popped into my mind wasthat these people are going to be loud and annoying, but when the lights wentdown everyone went quiet like if God himself just walked into the room at firstI didn’t know why everyone was so quiet and focused on the movie until the realcinematic scenes of the movie started. It was then I realized that I wanted todo movies for a living, at first I asked myself how would your parents feelabout this because this is something your going to be doing until you die. Do you need adegree to make movies? No, you don’t need one to make it, but if you want to bemore professional with it then you would have to get a bachelor’s degree in thescience of film, which means you know cinematography, screenwriting, andediting I you want the experience.
Experience is an importantcomponent. Film directors usually spent years in the field of acting, writing,and journalism. What is film directing, and what is the difference?A director is somebody that is in charge of making sure that every scene, andcomponent of the movie runs smoothly and has a good understanding of the movieor short-film. Generally, directors work on the movie from the beginning tillthe end of the were the movie is in its finalization process to were they havea test screen. Which they would bring a handful of people to rate or critic themovie of the quality, story plot, and editing if its animated. Now mostly theirjob is to see what props can they use in the movie, and how their used, alsothey tell the actors how the character’s dress, and how they should look, andhow they would play specific parts of the movie.
Directors also work with theother producers, make-up artist, and others to sit down with them and write thestoryboards, the scenery of the movie, but most importantly telling the otherswere they are going to film the movie. There are three main phases to making amovie which is pre-production, production and post-production, but the directordoesn’t have to work on the post- production. Now what is the difference betweena film director and a producer? The director controls the storyboards art offilm and the dramatic parts, and visuals of the script while guiding theactors, and crew in the director’s vision of the film. Now a producer controls,and supervises the funding, distributes, and hiring people that will help makethe movie. The producer is also in charge of the trailers, and lots that arerented by the studios, and they make sure that the actors, and crew aresatisfied with what they have in their trailers, and other things if necessary.
What does a film director do? Filmdirectors have control over mostly every thing that is apart of the movie, theyalso have big roles as the boss of the technical aspects of the movie. Theyread over the script to make sure that the story made sense, and they alsodecide if the actors are going to play the role of the characters, and if theirgoing to stay in the movie just in case if they make a sequel. They mightexplain the characters’ motivation for a particular action or their back-story.One of the goals of a director is to push the actors to do their best work.
Nowwhen the post-production starts the editing team will now take the roll to makesure that the movie has good editing with the special effects, and cameraangles if needed to make sure they catch the scenery of the city or place. Oncethe editing team gets to work, the film director has the final say as to howthe shots look and how they should be blended together. The movie director canalso decide that the crew needs to do another take of a particular scene orscenes. They also decide when one scene should fade into the next. A film director also hasthe responsibility of handling most of the budgetary concerns of a film. He orshe will have to figure out how to make the movie work on the allowable budget.
This might involve hiring actors who will work for lower pay, asking familymembers or friends to help out with some of the behind-the-scenes work, orcoming up with less expensive strategies for executing an idea.What is the workplace of afilm director? There is a lot ofpressure in the environment of a film directing. Film directors have to makemost of the decisions; therefore, if they want their movie to be good, and winawards they would have to take time with the movie. While film directors areworking on the movie, they also need to be looking forward for their nextmovie. Many film directors have more than one job, the entire productionprocess of a film can take over a year or more if needed. When the movie is inthe production phase, the director is very busy.
When the movie is inpost-production and the director just has to oversee things, they may get morespare time. When on a job, a film director’s schedule can vary considerably.For example, he or she might work for ten hours on Monday and then an entirelydifferent set of hours on Tuesday. It is not rare for a film director to workon weekends, evenings and holidays.