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FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY

Our Award-Winning Film Production Company Services

If you are in need of a film production company, you've come to the right place! Our award-winning movie production house specializes in all aspects of filmmaking. From concept development to filming and distribution, we ensure that every film project is completed to the highest standard. With over 10 years of experience, we have the skills and expertise to bring any film project to life. Whether it's casting A-listers, location scouting, hiring the best creatives, editing, or production design, we handle it all. With our film making company, you don’t have to worry about last-minute projects either - just check out our portfolio and reviews! Based in Los Angeles, we're here to provide top-notch film production services, so feel free to contact us.

WHY HIRE US FOR YOUR NEXT FILM PRODUCTION?

1- EXPERTISE: At ZANE Productions, we understand the power of storytelling. As one of the top filming production companies in LA, our passion lies in creating visuals that captivate people and make a lasting impact. With our team of experienced professionals, we guarantee that a movie's vision is brought to life in the most creative way possible.

2- PORTFOLIOWe've had the privilege of working with big companies such as Universal, Sony, Marvel and many others. What sets us apart is our dedication to understanding our clients' goals and delivering results that not only meet but exceed their expectations. Whether it's TV commercials, music video, or branded content, we approach each project with care and commitment to produce high-quality film content that engages and entertains audiences. Our strong professional relationships have allowed us to collaborate with creative agencies, artists, and local movie production companies. Our ultimate goal is to create films that look great and achieve desired results.

3- DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS: Films are never completed unless they are distributed. We are proud of all the connections we have built over the years with different distribution partners such as networks and streaming services. With that, we won't only deliver the services needed for any film, but we can also help with the distribution of the film. 

Below you can watch the trailer for one of our films: The Choice. 

Synopsis: After receiving a healing potion from an angel, a dying old man has to decide between drinking it and giving it to a little girl who has cancer. The film stars Frances Fischer (Titanic 1997), John Rubinstein (Tony Award winner) and Amy Pietz (The Office).

FILM PRODUCTION PROCESS

Film production involves a lot of people power, creativity, and time. For a film to reach viewers, it goes through several stages. From development to distribution, there are five main phases that shape films and make movie-going possible. The first phase is development. This is where a film company or studio acquires the rights to a novel or story, and plans the overall vision of the film. It's during this phase that scripts may undergo multiple revisions before moving forward.

Next is pre-production, which is an exciting time when everything starts coming together. This involves casting, location scouting, and other preparatory work before shooting begins.

Then comes the production phase, where the cameras start rolling and scenes are filmed. This is the heart of film production and where the creative process really comes to life.

After production is the post-production phase. This is where the final editing, sound design, visual effects, and music are added to the film to give it that finishing touch.

Finally, distribution is the last step in the film production process. This involves getting the completed film out into the world for audiences to see, whether through theatrical release, streaming platforms, or other distribution channels.

Each phase has its own challenges and rewards, and the success of a film depends on how well each phase is executed. Understanding these phases gives us a deeper insight into the world of film production.

STEP ONE: DEVELOPMENT

So, let's talk about the movie-making process. It all starts with the development stage. This is when the initial concept and details of the movie are fleshed out. It could be someone who has a brilliant idea or is working on an adaptation of a book or article. At this stage, a writer might pitch their script to movie production companies, a producer, or other individuals who have the means to finance a film.

Sometimes, it's the production company that actively seeks out talented writers to create a script for a project they have in mind. Regardless, the production team is the driving force behind keeping things on track and ensuring that there's enough funding for the film. Generally, financing is secured before moving on to the production phase, although in the case of some smaller or independent films, finalizing funding may still be underway as production begins.

STEP TWO: PRE-PRODUCTION

The next stage for filmmaking companies is called pre-production. During this phase, all the important details for filming are worked out. This includes casting the roles, scouting locations, and completing the shooting script. Additionally, a film crew is hired, which consists of various roles such as a unit production manager, a set designer, and a director of photography. The production budget is also approved during this stage, with input from different departments.

 

In pre-production, the director plays a crucial role in conveying their vision for the film and collaborating with key individuals in each department to achieve that vision. Planning and foresight are essential in order to ensure that the look, sound, and overall feel of the film are seamless once shooting begins.

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STEP THREE: PRODUCTION

Once the pre-production phase wraps up, it's time to get shooting! When it comes to planning everything for the shoot, staying on budget is crucial. Clear communication becomes key during production since time can be tight and more people get involved.

SOME OF THE MAJOR ROLES IN FILM PRODUCTIONS

During films production phases, the team will need to hire a script supervisor to ensure continuity and a prop master to handle all the props for the film. Whether shooting on location or in a studio, there will be a schedule to follow. The Assistant Director (AD) manages this schedule along with other tasks, including crew health and safety. Working closely with the camera crew, the cinematographer ensures all necessary footage is captured. The production coordinator oversees catering, equipment rentals, travel arrangements, and other logistics. Meanwhile, the producer keeps a close eye on all the moving parts.

 

Out of all the stages in filmmaking, the production phase often presents the most budgetary challenges for film companies. Unexpected obstacles, location issues, reshoots, or other problems can arise and cause headaches for producers.

Once the first scene is shot, post-production can begin. Editors are brought in to select the best takes and start putting together a rough cut. Some producers may even want to have digital dailies, which are unedited footage from the day, available for the cast and crew to review for any necessary adjustments.

STEP FOUR: POST-PRODUCTION

A film company has one main goal now: bring the whole vision together in the cutting room! During post-production, which usually starts before shooting concludes, the film begins to take shape and various creative decisions are made to shape the movie-watching experience.

The way a film is edited greatly affects its pacing and narrative. Additionally, choices regarding music, visual effects, and sound effects are made to enhance the overall viewing experience.

In some cases, actors may need to re-record their dialogue (referred to as automated dialogue replacement or ADR) to ensure optimal sound quality or better synchronization with the footage. In post-production, editors and producers work diligently to fulfill the director's vision.

STEP FIVE: DISTRIBUTION

 

Film and television production companies are always thrilled when a film production is completed; however, the work doesn't stop there. It's time to share it with the world, which brings us to the final phase: distribution. This is when the movie is brought to viewers, making it accessible to a wider audience. Depending on the deal a producer has made, the film could be shown in theaters or released through a streaming service. For independent films, they might be submitted to film festivals to generate buzz and appeal to a specific audience. There are also alternative options like releasing the film on video or through other media platforms. Finally, this is the last stage in the process, bringing our story to a conclusion.

Ready to shoot a film? Get in touch with us today and let's start the production of your next film! 

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