San Diego Film and Video and Multimedia Production
Films have been captivating audiences ever since the first moving pictures appeared in the late 1800s in the United States, England, and France. It's not surprising that YouTube is now the second largest search engine on the Internet, after Google. Nothing quite brings ideas and people to life as much as a film or video, whether it's on a tiny cell phone, a television, or a large theatre screen.
Films and videos are made for many reasons: to entertain with a story, real or fiction, to advertise a product or a company, to document an event or news, to train employees or members of an organization, and to educate in an almost unlimited number of topics (for example, health and fitness, sports, home improvement, travel). They can take many forms, including television commercials, documentaries, corporate communications and presentations, promotional DVDs, videos for the Internet, and recording events such as weddings, graduations, and reunions.
The production companies in our San Diego film and video listings produce films and videos for a wide variety of companies and organizations. With state-of-the-art equipment and talented crews, San Diego film and video production companies lend their experience to such customers as the U.S. Navy, the San Diego Chargers, the San Diego Padres, Apple, Toyota, Qualcomm, the San Diego Zoo, ABC, CBS, and NBC news, and the Travel and Discovery television channels.
Typically, producing a film or video is accomplished in several stages, including planning, pre-production, production, and post-production.
The planning or development stage of making a film or video, often overseen by a producer, can include obtaining or writing a script, planning market distribution with a film distributor or client, pitching the script to potential financial backers, and signing a contract.
The pre-production phase includes designing and planning the film or video. This can include a small or large crew of film professionals, depending on the project and the budget. Usually the crew includes a director, cinematographer and photographers, sound designer, set music composer, set director, art director, storyboard and layout artists, costume designer, and choreographer. During this phase, the film is laid out on storyboards with the help of artists and illustrators and animation specialists, if the film is animated.
Once the film has been developed and planned, it enters the production phase, that is, it is created and shot. Depending on the film, more crew may be required to handle various tasks such as supervising the script, helping the director, editing pictures and sound, and adding animation and other special effects.
Finally, in post-production, the film or video is assembled by a video or film editor. Filmmaking today is often a mixture of film and video. The finished film or video is then released to cinemas, television, the Internet, or the client.
In addition to producing films and videos, the San Diego film and video companies in our listings offer many additional services such as renting out their studios and stage sets, taking aerial photographs, and providing large libraries of stock videos.