Lesson 7 Plan
Off the Set


With each passing year, more and more of the artistic work of film is done in post-production―in the editing room and the post house. Increasingly, the footage that is shot on the set is only raw material for post-production.

In a parallel phenomenon, as time passes, the movie that a filmmaker produces, distributes, and exhibits is becoming less and less important in the Hollywood economic equation. More than half the revenue of the average film (and sometimes considerably more) comes from video, TV, DVD, and licensing sales.

In Lesson 7, we’ll review the changing post-production environment, take a quick overview of the film industry business structure, and discuss the changing distribution system.

Time Estimate

It should take 4 1/2 hours to complete this lesson’s material.


After successfully completing this lesson, you will be able to:


During this lesson, you will complete the following activities: