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Filmmaking by Jason Tomaric

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CHAPTER 3

Budgeting

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INTRODUCTION

Of all the art forms, filmmaking is the most expensive, and securing financing can be the most difficult aspect of producing a film. It’s possible to produce a high-quality, low-budget movie by managing costs, but purchases, fees, rentals, and unforeseen problems can drive even the most modest budget into the tens of thousands of dollars.

As you read this chapter, know that the scheduling process (discussed in Chapter 4) and the budgeting process happen concurrently. One affects the other and each must change based ...

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