If you want to produce a feature film you need many things, most of which are relatively easy to acquire. You need a script, a camera, a camera man, lights, a location, a crew, etc.
Every production needs a website. It needs to have a signature image, a poster image, that defines what the film is about. You should test your signature image on your target market to find the one that they like most. A signature image should speak “loud and clear” to your target market. With a sequel, your signature image may be nothing more than a white poster with the title on it, because that’s all your target market needs to read in order to know they want to go. With a first film, your image needs to communicate far more information as a rule.
If you have a short film, a feature film or a documentary that is complete and you don’t have distribution for it, use www.CreateSpace.com to distribute it. You simply log into their website, tell them about your project, upload a DVD cover, and then ship them the CD or DVD. They make it available through your online store, available for sale on Amazon.com, available for rent on Amazon.com, and available for viewing as video on demand at Amazon.
The Critical First Step One of the most important things you can do to insure your project’s ultimate success is simply to deﬁne your documentary and its objectives. To help you do this, start by answering the questions outlined below.
There are several ways in which a documentary can earn revenue. Maximizing each revenue stream, while minimizing the costs associated with revenue collection and the time required to collect revenues, is the key to creating a ﬁnancially proﬁtable ﬁlm.
In order to produce a feature film you need many things, most of which are relatively easy to acquire. You’ll need a script, a camera, a camera man, lights, a location, etc. But the heart of your production, if your film is to be profitable, will be the Iron Triangle, which is to say a cast, financing and distribution.