There's no question that making a film requires lots of planning from start to finish. Without a doubt, the most important phase of filmmaking is preproduction. You've already learned about financing, budgeting, scheduling, and hiring crew members. Now it's time to further home in on your production, recognize additional personnel, and ascertain which additional specialists you might need, if any. You're also going to begin casting procedures, including finding actors, holding auditions, and finally having rehearsals. Meticulously organizing this final phase of preproduction will get you one step closer to rolling cameras.