Scheduling and Budgeting for Digital Video Production

Scheduling and budgeting for DV production are highly complex activities—and hard-won professional skills. We can't possibly cover the whole process here. A pair of software packages can help you do the job: Movie Magic Scheduling and its companion, Movie Magic Budgeting. Or you can do your scheduling the manual way, using color-coded markers and breakdown sheets as described in the bible of production managers: Film Scheduling, by Ralph S. Singleton. But whichever approach to scheduling you choose, you can automate much of your budget preparation by using spreadsheet software.

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There are at least two software alternatives for the budgeting process. For production companies with ongoing ...

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