Chapter 12

Vendors, Equipment, and Negotiations

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FIGURE 12.1 The crane day, from the set of Favorite Son. Ben Wolf, who shot Found In Time, is somewhere up there. (Photo: Jay Scrimizzi.)

Armed with your budget, schedule, game plan, and contact list, you’re now ready to start the fun of dealing with vendors and equipment. Why now? Why not wait until you have your crew onboard?

You can’t really “seal any deals” until you’ve discussed things with your crew. But you can gather information and put together a shortlist of people and companies to call. Also, vendors can be surprisingly helpful when it comes to answering technical questions and even referring ...

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