An Introduction to Film Projects

Successful film production requires thorough planning well before exposing the first frame. Besides the normal preparations, additional issues must be considered when you intend to edit the film digitally. These issues may affect the film you use, how you record your sound, and other aspects of your production.

This chapter provides basic information about many of the issues you will face:

Note: Much of this information is very general in nature and is not intended to serve as a complete guide to filmmaking. The digital filmmaking industry changes rapidly, so what you read here is not necessarily the final word.