The Anatomy of Filmmaking: Directing Actors

We recently completed a project together with Three Coin Productions and ISM Films (see below for a description of what ISM Films does).

We did the editing and a few of the motion graphics (Three Coin Productions providing the rest) on this project that helps students and new filmmakers understand each process of filmmaking. This specific section can be found on the third disc which goes over Production (the first covers Development, the second Preproduction and the fourth Post).

Here is the description of the project as a whole from the filmmakers themselves,

New from Independent Student Media Films, The Anatomy of Filmmaking takes you onto the set of their summer workshop production High Value Target for a first hand insight into the filmmaking process, from Script Development to Post Production.

This 10 DVD set contains over 5 hours of material, including 4 documentary discs covering each phase of film production and a further 6 discs providing unprecedented access to the raw footage for every scene from High Value Target.

A unique resource for those teaching or learning the art of filmmaking, The Anatomy of Filmmaking examines every aspect of movie production and even provides you with the resources to create your own short film.


A three hour documentary covering every stage of the filmmaking process for High Value Target, with four discs covering Development, Pre-production, Production and Post-production.


Learn tips and techniques from Hollywood professionals, with interviewees revealing their extensive knowledge and experience.

Raw Footage

120 minutes of royalty free, uncut footage from High Value Target is included over 6 DVDs allowing you to edit your own version of the film and making for an unprecedented educational and creative resource.

Filmmaker’s checklist

Make your productions more efficient using the included 45 page, step-by-step filmmaking checklist, which follows the making of High Value Target. An invaluable addition to any developing producer’s toolkit.

Independent Student Media (or ISM Films) is a cutting‐edge, online filmmaking course used by students in middle school and above. Built on a Flash platform, it is the only program of its kind. The subscription based course can stand alone as an entire curriculum or be used as learning tools to work hand‐in‐hand with any existing film or media courses a school may offer. Direct filmmaking skills such as screenwriting and storyboarding are taught along with soft skills, such as peer communication, creative thinking and problem solving.

You can see more from the ISM Films group at

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