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Previsualization: the film BEFORE “The Film”

This article was written by Chris Olsen.

PREVISUALIZATION (“Previz”) is a cinematic process used by filmmakers to preview a film well in advance of principal photography. By exploring the visual aspects of a film early on, the production team is given an incredible opportunity to troubleshoot, discuss, share, and refine their cinematic approaches with each other BEFORE arriving on set, so that the entire team is focused on the same goal once production begins.

Properly executed, Previz will strengthen your storytelling skills, and help you identify budget concerns, iron out editorial needs, and maximize your film’s quality, while saving you time and money.

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