Over at Indie Features, Blake Calhoun of the project Killing Down gives a look at the process behind the delivery and distribution of a film.
Of course nothing in filmmaking is easy – but for those who thought it just involved rendering the film and mailing it off – take a look.Â Blake, who recently sold foreign rights for his film, gives a list that’s at least thirty items long of all the items necessary for delivery.
Some of the items shocked me including the requirement to include all the production notes and camera reports, as well as SAG info – but I suppose everyone’s requirements are different, especially in foreign markets.Â He also notes the cost of the whole process: almost $20,000!Â And then factor in that you can’t even get paid until after delivery.Â That’s filmmaking!
Of course, YouMakeMedia covers digital media creation – and digital is changing things rapidly.Â Already, in the few instances where digital theatres have been implemented, we’re seeing that it’s so much easier to go through the digital process.Â Heck, the most expensive part is that we have to lay down so much fiber!
This is a great look at the process, though this is a changing process.Â Ten years ago it was film to film – from beginning to end, now it’s digital to film, and soon it’ll be digital to digital!