Narrative film is at the heart of what makes ImageNova. And the heart of every narrative film is a good story. We combine our love for story and our talented crew to include narrative film production value in all of our projects. ImageNova has a background in short films and our first feature is scheduled for 2020.
Essential crew needed for a narrative film production
The producer is the person is charge of the logistics of the production and making sure everything operates - if successfully, smoothly. Key tasks can involve raising finance, coordinating writing, directing and editing. The producer will oversee each project from initiation to completion and is then involved in the marketing and distribution of the film.
The director guides the cast and crew throughout all stages of production and visualises the script. The director has a key role in the creative aspects of the film set and works with the screenwriter to bring the vision to life.
All stories begin with paper and pen or nowadays, a word processor. The scriptwriter provides the blueprint for the whole production and often have to produce highly creative writing to strict deadlines. ImageNova works with scriptwriters to create scripts/screenplays for various productions that include short films, web advertisements and promotional videos.
The cinematographer is the head of the camera and lighting department. Throughout production, the cinematographer works with the director and gaffer to create the mood of the scene and ensure all of the visual elements and lighting is in place ready for shooting. On bigger productions, the cinematographer will work with a production designer to create the set decoration and the practical elements of the set - and . See our interview with the production designer of Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BViZsXU9dzo&t=47s
The Sound Recordist is the person on set responsible for capturing clean, good quality audio. Good quality imagery is sometimes subjective but audiences never forgive bad quality audio. They supervise the sound assistants and boom operators to ensure the final sound mix is perfect. They also work with a sound designer to record all sound effects (such as the crashing of a car or squashing of a vegetable!).
George Lucas quipped that “sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie” and some would argue that percentage is too low. The Director works with the music composer to discuss what music would suit the story and the composer sometimes starts work before production has started, influencing what kind of imagery is captured on the shoot.