Bill: Green Light to Opening Night

17 Mar 2015

Bill
Bill

Our Green Light to Opening Night project delves deep into the production process of upcoming films, tracking their progress from beginning to end - from the initial pitch, right through to the finished product.

For our latest instalment of our behind-the-scenes project, we tracked the production of historical comedy Bill. To fully explore the making of the film, we sent a trio of young reporters - Jake, Tanvi and Becki - to follow the production process from beginning to end over the course of five short films.

You can see all of the videos below, beginning with a look at the pitching process, followed by an exploration of the unit base on a shoot, and interviews with the cast, the crew, and those in the edit suite.

Bill: Green Light to Opening Night Part 1 - Pitch

In part one of our Behind-the-scenes look at the making of Bill, reporter Jake heads into the BBC to find out what goes into making a film pitch in order to try and get your film made, before heading down to a script reading and meeting the director and cast of the film.

Bill: Green Light to Opening Night Part 2 - Unit Base

In part two of our exclusive Behind The Scenes look at the making of Bill, reporters Jake, Tanvi and Becky are at Bolton Castle to investigate the shoot's production, talk to the assistant directors, make-up artists, and costume designers, while Jake gets himself transformed into a Tudor character.

Bill: Green Light to Opening Night Part 3 - Cast

In part three of our exclusive Behind The Scenes look at the making of Bill, reporters Becky and Tanvi go on set to meet the cast, finding out what it's like to switch between so many characters, and get a sword-fighting from the film's stunt-coordinator.

Bill: Green Light to Opening Night Part 4 - Crew

In part four of our exclusive Behind The Scenes look at the making of Bill, reporters Tanvi and Becky delve into what happens on a location shoot, speaking to the Director of Photography, the on-set Art Director, the Sound Recordist and myriad members of the camera crew to learn how the mechanics of an actual film shoot work.

Bill: Green Light to Opening Night Part 5 - Edit

In the final part of our exclusive Behind The Scenes look at the making of Bill, reporter Jake visits Air Edel studios to find all about composing music for a film, and to witness the recording of some of Bill's soundtrack, while Tanvi visits the edit suite and learns all about the post production process, even having her own editing skills put to the test.

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