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Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film by Paula Landry

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Chapter Eight

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Costello: I’m asking YOU who’s on first.Abbott: That’s the man’s name.Costello: That’s who’s name?Abbott: Yes.

We don’t know what we don’t know, and the funny thing about experience is that you only get it through repetition. In lieu of experience, assume circumstances will arise during prep and production that will incur additional expense, and take more time than initially planned for. The only insurance against the unknown is to build in additional time and budget reinforcements (and actually buy insurance).

In a collaborative art form such as filmmaking, many people work together toward a common goal, and need a system to do so efficiently. Your working practices need flexibility ...

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