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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 5th Edition by David K. Irving, Peter Rea

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Chapter five

Budget

Don’t let money hinder your process. If you feel like you don’t have enough, don’t let that be a reason not to shoot your film. If you have enough to at least get started, I suggest doing it. And if you have a lot of money, I suggest being careful of how that money is being spent. Just because you have a lot of money doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to come out with a good film.

Adam Davidson

DIRECTOR

Shooting for the Moon

The director is not usually involved in calculating the budget. This is the domain of the producer (unless, of course, the director and the producer are one and the same, a situation we don’t recommend). When asked, the director will most likely want to “shoot for the moon” and surround herself with ...

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