Technlogy and filmmaking go hand in hand these days. From fundraising to digital cameras to editing software to animated films, technology has advanced the art of indie filmmaking far beyond any other industry.
In pre production, being able to launch a film website, raise funds, use social media to drive awareness and gauge your audience, all at basically no cost, is an amazing progression for any film. Given that we used to have to make posters, hang flyers and pay for prime TV commercials, this is a huge leap for filmmakers on any budget.
When fundraising, one of the best ways to make an impact with your film investors is to show how you are using modern technology from the beginning to the end of the entire budget filmmaking process. This shows you are talented, savvy and cost conscious. For the latest in technology in film financing, you’ll want to use a great digital film business plan.
During production, of course, is when technology and filmmaking really join together and make a complete home run. Digital technology has changed every minute of the making of a film. When a filmmaker goes digital, it means far less equipment to carry and move, less waste of talent and production days and production companies can finish their shooting schedules with less waste, keeping the entire project under or close to budget.
Post production, technology and filmmaking change the game of marketing, distribution, audience viewing, film negatives, engagement and returning an initial film investment.
According to the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America):
Once upon a time, 24 frames per second was an industry standard. But thanks to major advances in filming technologies, movies like The Hobbit boast 48 frames per second – making it the first movie in Hollywood history to surpass the standard fps rate. The result? A more immersive, visually stunning rendition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s universally cherished tale.