The motto of production could be “expect the unexpected.” Motion picture production is like a team sport, a well-oiled machine, organized chaos. Whatever the analogy, filmmaking is truly a collaborative effort, bringing an array of talented people together. A film typically takes about a year to complete, from pre-production through release. As with any collaboration, film production offers its own unique challenges and rewards. And the efficiency of filmmaking’s digital technology provides content creators more creative opportunities. Early in the process, pre-production is a busy and crucial time. From script development through casting, visual effects planning, set construction and actor rehearsals, as much prep work a possible must be done before filming begins.