Uptone feature film production converts your story or creative concept into a long format video program. Our process starts by reviewing your desired goals, theme, and objectives to help determine key production options. We then create a production plan with you that covers the shots (storyboard), budgeting, and scheduling. Throughout the production process, we share progress and video screenings that allow you to see your vision progress and adapt for changes you want. We can provide complete film production services or work with other companies as part of a co-production team.
Creative Concept – We listen to your goals, story, and concepts to help you understand key options, timelines, and budgets.Create storyboards and other media that help you to show others plans about your movie.
Funding and Distribution – Help you to prepare documents and introduce you to film funding investors and distributors. We explain distribution agreement terms and typical revenues from movie theater, network, Internet TV, and other distribution options.
Production Planning – Creating shot lists, budgeting, and scheduling. We review your script and creative desires to advise you on the time requirements and cost effective ways and locations to shoot.
Location Scouting – Our experienced scouts can find locations that match your requirements and negotiate filming agreements.
Permits and Permissions – We identify and get required permits of all kinds along with necessary release forms.
Pre-Production – Identify filming requirements, setup on-site offices and logistics, and gather everything necessary for successful shoots.
Crews – Put together production teams of skilled professionals. This is typically a mix of our experienced staff and other professionals. We can manage labor, non-union, and union requirements.
Casting – Help to identify acting talent, organize casting sessions, contact and negotiate with actors and their agents, and work with well-connected casting directors. Coordinate talent schedules through call sheets.
Equipment Use and Rentals – Identify needed equipment and reserve a mix of our equipment and other equipment rentals if needed.
Stages and Studio Rentals – Either use our studios and sets or reserve other sound stage and studio rentals.
Production Office Rentals – Get production office space for talent and production crews.
Catering – Find and manage caterers to keep your talent and crew fed, happy, and meet union requirements.
Travel and Transport – Setup transportation arrangements and advise you the most cost effective travel deals & options.
Accommodation – Book short (hotels) or long term (apartment) accommodation.
Special Effects (SFX) – Use our staff, partners, or get other consultants to make the effects in your film amazing.
Production – Run the shoots using our facilities, teams, or co-production services.
Screenings – Provide you access to scenes and video footage produced and review change requests and options.
Post-Production – Stock video, editing, music selection and licensing negotiation, and creation of the film master.
Promotion Media – Posters, trailers, descriptions, and other media used to sell, promote, and distribute your film.
Theatrical Distribution – Use distributors and/or get direct movie theater distribution.
Network Distribution – Pitch to networks or help you with your film sales pitch.
Internet TV Distribution – Convert your film into formats for online distribution to NetFlix, Roku, Amazon Prime, Mobile Apps and other web TV providers. Use our established online movie channels or we can help you to setup your own Internet TV distribution channels.