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The business of film
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Week 5: Making the film

Production: the cost and complexity of films

So far the course has focused a lot on the theoretical process of film production. This week will look more closely at a real example, to bring this learning to life. Here's Bharat to introduce the week.

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This week will provide more information about jobs within numerous production departments. Making a film takes a lot of work, and there are a lot of moving parts. It can only be completed through the collaboration of a lot of people, and because the process can be so complex, thorough planning is essential. To demonstrate these points, a few of the course contributors will explain their role in the making of Spooks: The Greater Good, and how a production schedule is established.

Before filming a scene, it needs to be broken down to its component parts. This is how the specific shooting requirements are determined, and it's planned accordingly involving the necessary departments. You'll practice this by breaking down the requirements for shooting a specific scene from Spooks based on the script contents.