How to make your series?

A creative person wants to try himself in many ways. So, some begin to draw, the second - to write books, and the third - to make movies and TV shows. If you also want to make your first series, but do not know how to get down to this business and organize your work, we will help with this.

How to make your series: what you need

We briefly indicate the main points that will need to be worked out in the process of creating the series:

  • search for ideas and preparation of the script;
  • storyboard;
  • selection of the crew, working with her;
  • the process of shooting the series;
  • installation of the series;
  • watching the show, fixing bugs.

To remove your series, you need to pay close attention to all these moments. Consider each of them in more detail.

Finding an idea and preparing a script

To remove the standing series, you need a good idea and a well-constructed script. In choosing an idea, be guided by three points:

  • The idea should be interesting to a wide range of potential viewers.
  • The idea should "catch" you. Shooting that you are not interested, you can not make a good series, the viewer will feel false.
  • The idea should be familiar to you or studied in detail. For example, shooting a historical series, you need to know the era in which the action takes place (how people dressed at the time, how they behaved, what were the traditions, etc.).

Now briefly about the scenarios:

  • The script should spell out in detail who went where, what and how he said and did, etc., that is, everything to the smallest details.
  • When creating a script, remember that you do it for people. People watch movies and TV shows in order to get bright emotions and experiences, they should definitely expect something in the process of watching. The viewer likes to think out and understand, so the visual must prevail over the dialogues. The viewer is better not to tell, but to show. Dialogues and cues in the series should be closely related to scenes and frames. For example, a replica question may follow a replica of one of the characters. Example: a sad girl in love, alone, utters the phrase: “I would know now what you feel for me,” and the next scene shows her lover in the arms of another girl. Nothing to say, the viewer immediately understood this relationship.
  • To keep the viewer's attention in the series and make him watch the next episode, each episode needs to be finished at an unexpected moment, interrupted at the most interesting place. The viewer will be intrigued, he will think about what happens next and see a new series.
  • Creating a script, evaluate it from the viewer. Are you bored, do not want to yawn? Would you like to know how this story will unfold and how it will end? If the answers are positive, then everything is fine with the script.
  • The screenplay of the film and the series is based on the following scheme: exposure (introduction of the viewer to the situation, familiarity with the situation, the characters), plot (conflict), development of the action (events that occur as a result of the conflict), climax (highest point of tension), outcome (than all comes to the end). Each series can be built according to its mini-scenario, and many series can be completed at the time of the climax, to keep the viewer's attention, and give a denouement at the beginning of the next one. All series of the series in the aggregate should be connected, should show the development of major conflicts.
  • In the series there can be several storylines that tell about the life of different characters. So it will be richer and more interesting.


To make a good series, do not be lazy to pre-make a storyboard (for each series). A storyboard is a movie in pictures, a kind of comic. Thereby you will save time on shooting, as you will have a clear plan in pictures. You will understand well where and how the actors should be at different times.

Selection of the crew, working with her

This is one of the highlights. To make a series that will appeal to the audience, you need to pick a talented film crew and competently organize its work. There must be a competent director who will find a common language with the operator, this is very important, since the operator and the director must understand each other and cooperate. Also, the director should be able to explain to the actors what and how they should do in the frame, to be able to correct them in case of mistakes, sometimes to cheer up and help to reveal themselves in the role. The operator must know cameramanship, be able to convey ideas and thoughts of the director through the shooting, offer their thoughts on what and how best to shoot, and discuss them with the director. Actors must be talented, suitable for the role of external data.They must obey and understand the director, be able to play naturally, so that even Stanislavsky would not find fault with him. Also on the set should be other workers and assistants. These are make-up artists, property man, illuminators, etc. You can learn more details about who is part of the film crew and how it works.

The process of shooting the series

How to remove the series? If a good script is prepared and there is a competent storyboard, then the shooting will be easier. Make a plan of filming for the coming days and follow it clearly, the organizational moments here are very important. Set a start time for filming, gather a film crew, explain to everyone the task of filming for a particular day, then let the group prepare. While preparing the set, the actors repeat their cues and are morally tuned, the director explains to the cameraman and actors what is required from a particular moment. When everything is clear to everyone, you can shoot the first scene. You need to be prepared for as many duplicates as possible, because everything should be perfect, and this is difficult to achieve right away. So, slowly following the plan, shoot the scene behind the scenes.It is not necessary to follow strictly according to the scenario, for example, if it is convenient to shoot two different unrelated scenes. The main thing then is not to get confused during installation. It is possible that in the process of filming will have to make changes to the script, this is normal.

Installation of the series

When the series is completely filmed, you can proceed to its installation. If this is your first series and you are unprofessional, then any convenient program for video mounting, for example, Movie Maker, will do. View the footage, then start editing the scenes, creating a single narrative thread from the frames. Make sure that the sound and video did not lag behind each other. When the video is edited, you can add moments, captions, effects, and so on.

Watching the series, fixing mistakes

The series was filmed and edited; now it must be carefully reviewed. Make sure that the frames are correct everywhere, the camera does not shake anywhere, there was no sound drop, no extra frames that you forgot to cut. It is necessary to monitor everything. Then you need to correct the errors and re-view the series. This should be done until you are satisfied with its quality.When the series is fully ready, if necessary, it's time to start voicing.

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