Month: April 2016

 

Changes in the independent film market in last five year

Over last five-year, all industries have faced many changes in their processes due to improvement in technology and increase use of the internet. Similarly, film industry has also gone through many changes in last five years, let’s discuss few:

  • Decrease in cost of equipment of filmmaking; the costs of equipment for making the film have come down and that enables many people who would not previously have been able to afford to make films now able to make them.
  • Increase in a number of suppliers; Number of outlets which are distributing film has increased in previous years; this increase in supply has led to decrease in the price of films.
  • Change in the preferences of people; People now prefer watching films online by streaming or downloading rather than going out in the market and buying DVDs
  • More emphasis is required on marketing; the oversupply of the film has led to a lot of noise in the market; the film makers of today have a lot of difficulty in gaining the attention of the viewers. They need to spend a lot of money and time in marketing their production. Filmmakers have to spend a lot more time and attention on making an incredibly strong film for a much-targeted audience and grabbing and keeping their attention over and over again.

 

 

ADVANTAGE OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS


Documentaries are the strongest way of communicating social messages to the audience. They help the producer to give a certain message to the society.
Documentaries help to promote culture
Documentaries are a way through which young people can learn about the cultural and social aspects of different countries. Watching documentaries about other cultures and nations can generate interest in various subjects like languages and culture of a nation.
Documentaries help to break the ice
Documentaries can be an ice breaker in families or between friends, because documentaries highlight sensitive tropics and social problems such as sexual harassment, HIV and AIDS. When families or friends view these documentaries together they can discuss these sensitive topics with each other. This gives confidence to children that they can discuss any issue with their parents.
Watching Documentaries also develops reading habit
Once the child is able to develop an interest in documentaries, the interest can be further extended to reading. After watching some interesting films about wildlife, space or a foreign culture, it is easier for kids to get interested into reading in detail about them.
Documentaries allow you to analyze and learn about new cultures
Documentaries highlight many sensitive topics of the world; this allows us to critically analyze the cultural and social problems of many different countries. Watching documentaries about a certain country or region in the world educate people about new places, this is advantageous for those people who have an interest in knowing about other cultures but cannot afford to travel.

Advantages of Hiring a Production Company

 

 

If you want to develop a video for your organization or for any other purpose, it is advisable that you hire a production company for the task rather than trying it yourself. There are many advantages of hiring a production company for your tasks. Production Company will help you to save time, effort, money and help you develop a quality video.

 

Professionals do it better

 

Professional video companies such as Pacific West Motion Pictures are staffed by individuals who have studied both film processes and theory. When these professionals will develop a film, it will be flawless. The quality of the video will be better.

 

Professionals own better equipment

Pacific West Motion Pictures have advanced equipment. The employees are trained in using those advanced equipment. In this way, you can achieve better quality videos by hiring a professional video maker.

 

Hiring a production company saves time

 

If you plan to develop a video yourself, it might take a very long time due to the errors and lack of proper equipment. Pacific West Motion Pictures will help you to save time and you will get the best quality video in minimum time.

 

Production Company has greater experience of making videos

Pacific West Motion Pictures not only make the perfect raw video, they have experience of developing many videos, the professionals at Pacific West Motion Pictures can use their experience to add interesting ideas to your video, edit it properly and make your video more attractive for the audience.

 

 

Challenges faced by Film Market  

 

Although the film industry seems glamorous, rich and well established but there are many problems which are taking birth in the film industry these problems will eventually minimize the success of the film industry.

Most problems are being faced by the short film producers because the government does not consider the short films important enough to be given grants. These days short filmmakers are facing greater problems than the big productions.

Small Film Producers don’t get tax breaks

The tax break is usually given to bigger productions, they don’t give much help to short films which are usually low budget.

 

The Tax bodies should realize that the film industry is formed by the combination of both big productions and short film. By not extending any support to short films they are deteriorating the essence of the film industry. The Short films are also in demand by many viewers, so their importance should be understood.

Digital Piracy is affecting the profit of filmmakers

Despite so many laws which are trying to safeguard the selling of film online. Still the digital piracy continues and the problem is not solved. The law enforcing bodies have to maintain a balance between freedom of web and prevention of hosting illegal content. This problem is so overlapping that it is unsolvable.

Long working hours and pay issues

Another major problem faced by filmmakers is the lack of regulations on working hours and lack of implication of minimum wage rate. The shoots extend for twenty hours and there are no fix timings. This overburdens the crew and staff immensely. These people don’t get extra money for staying late or spending greater time at work. This demotivates the talented employees.

 

Problems occurring in Film Industry

 

Film industry is one of the most famous and favorite industry. A collection of many creative people together are responsible for the success of the film industry.  The film industry is facing few problems such as:

Film production is expensive but Films are not sold at the high rate

Films are becoming less valuable, the reason for less value of films is that the films are now available online. People can watch films by streaming, or by downloading. People pay less online than they would have paid for the physical product such as CD or DVD.

A low price of the film would mean that the film producers, set designers, film directors, editors and so on, will feel the effect of low price. The film financier will also be left with smaller returns.

Government is not giving grants to the Film Industry

Government grants are of real importance for the filmmakers. Both big productions and short films require or expect to get some grant from the government. Governments are reluctant to give grants to short films although the short films are a very important communication tool these days; they are made on basis of export format and can earn money at box office.

Government bodies assume that it is difficult to gain greater profits through a short film. People argue the short film also known as feature films are becoming extinct, but that does not mean the short filmmakers should be completely avoided. The government should realize that short films attract the interest of public to many aspects of society be it places, products or people.

 

The Brand New production House Just Launched

Pacific west motion pictures is a brand new film production company owned by one the most renowned Director/Producer Isaih Shaw.

The focus of the launch of this company is to bring innovation and quality in the filmmaking at the same time. Filmmaking requires a lot of skills e.g. having the great sense of the camera, adjusting to the given conditions and surroundings, bringing new concepts of filmmaking and most important dedication towards the work. The more a person will work; the more polished his skills will be.

Talking about the crowd participation, Audience has the real power which plays an important role in the success of any company; especially in any production company. So Pacific West Motion Pictures also requires its audience to make their involvement worth by participating wholeheartedly.

So basically The Company aims at financing the project using both crowds funding and crowd sourcing funds. More so, it aims at welcoming private investments as well as equity investment in business associates for stability and sustainability.

Pacific West Motion Pictures has been launched to bring new dimensions to the older concepts of film making.

Isaih Shaw has a lot of experience at his back and he has worked for many worldwide projects and has pretty much idea what trends people would love to see again and what trends should now be replaced with new one.

Film production is a whole new different thing based on pure skill and experience and PWMP is trying to make its presence worth by starting many creative and interesting projects.
 

All about being a good Producer!

 

 

 

What does a Producer Do?

The first question that comes in the mind of a layman is that what exactly does a producer do, the answer to it is simple, but the work is really tough. A producer turns story ideas into profitable films by putting together a creative and talented cast and crew. A producer is responsible for all aspects of a film’s production.

 

Who can become a producer?

It is not an easy task to become a producer. You need to have a lot of different qualities and proper qualification which can help you become a producer. First of all you need to a have a good business sense and a good understanding of finance. Secondly you should have the skill to not only remain self motivated but also motivate others. A producer should have a creative vision and have the understanding about the creative process of filmmaking.  A person who wants to be a producer should have leadership skills, he should know how to solve problems and negotiate with others. A producer must have excellent communication skills; a producer must have a proper understanding of financial matters because he needs to keep control of the budget of the whole film.

 

What are the qualification requirements?

There are no specific qualification requirements for being a producer. All you need to have is a proper skill set and personal qualities. You can take special courses to polish your skills. You can also learn filmmaking in your higher education courses.

How to start the career?

Top filmmakers work with the same people over and over again. To get started, it is worth getting experience as a Production Assistant or Runner. You can prove your skills and climb up the ladder eventually.

The Brand Bew production House Just Launched

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Pacific west motion pictures is a brand new film production company owned by one the most renowned

Director/Producer Isaih Shaw.

The focus of the launch of this company is to bring innovation and quality in the filmmaking at the same time. Filmmaking

requires a lot of skills e.g. having the great sense of the camera, adjusting to the given conditions and surroundings,

bringing new concepts of filmmaking and most important dedication towards the work. The more a person will work; the more

polished his skills will be.

Talking about the crowd participation, Audience has the real power which plays an important role in the success of any

company; especially in any production company. So Pacific West Motion Pictures also requires its audience to make their

involvement worth by participating wholeheartedly.

So basically The Company aims at financing the project using both crowds funding and crowdsourcing funds. More so, it aims

at welcoming private investments as well as equity investment in business associates for stability and sustainability.

Pacific West Motion Pictures has been launched to bring new dimensions to the older concepts of filmmaking.

Isaih Shaw has a lot of experience at his back and he has worked for many worldwide projects and has pretty much idea what

trends people would love to see again and what trends should now be replaced with new one.

Film production is a whole new different thing based on pure skill and experience and PWMP is trying to make its presence

worth by starting many creative and interesting projects.