The creative process is one that is best experienced when it is infused with enjoyment. Many artists create their work exclusively for the purpose of their own pleasure. The satisfaction of the creative process alone is payoff enough for many creative-minded individuals.
You have a great idea and you're ready to shoot… but are you really? Pre-production is dreaded by many; some consider it tedious, non-creative work. Upon a closer look, you'll find that pre-production can not only save you money and time, but also enhance the creative process.
So you want to make a movie? Where do you start?
Your screenplay is complete and it’s brilliant. Does this mean you’re ready to shoot? Of course not. There are many miles to go before the first cry of “Quiet on set!”. Your instincts tell you that a to do-list will probably come in handy before you break out the gear. Go with that: It’s called pre-production — what you need to get done and have in place before you shoot a single frame.
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman with a GoPro! VFX Masterminds Sam and Niko of CorridorDigital dream up an average day for the Man of Steel as he journeys to return a lost GoPro.