How to Make a Film




This guide is for young people aged 14 to 19 who are just starting out with filmmaking and need a simple and easy to understand guide to making a film. As some people may need help with some of the filmmaking stages, Into Film worked in partnership with Carousel to produce this step-by-step filmmaking guide for young people with a learning disability, autism and additional needs.

It covers the five stages of filmmaking, using illustrations to support understanding throughout.

  • Development – when you develop your film ideas
  • Pre-production – when you create your storyboard and prepare for shooting your film
  • Production – when you shoot your film
  • Post-production – when you edit your film
  • Exhibition and distribution – when you promote, share and screen your film.

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How to Make a Film

Clear and simple guide for young people starting out with filmmaking.

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