Fuck-Up #28

“My Budget Fits My Vision”

Understanding the delicate balance between your budget and vision


“It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.”6

—George W. Bush



The Fuck-Up…

New filmmakers know that the script is the basis for the budget and schedule. What they often fail to appreciate is that all three (budget, script, and schedule) must actually affect one another. Your script, budget, and schedule must participate in a dance together. Taking turns who leads and who follows is the key to the beautiful dance that is your movie.

How to Do It Right…

As you gain a sense of:

What and who you need to make your movie

How long you need them

What they will cost for that period of time

you’ll be putting that information ...

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