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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 4th Edition by Videomaker

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20Budgeting Time

 

William Ronat

 

 

 

 

Let’s say that you’ve planned a location shoot at a restaurant so you can get some shots for a production. You told the owner you would be there at 3 p.m. Suppose you have some other shots to do in the morning at several locations. If you didn’t prepare a schedule, you have no idea how long any of them will take. Each shot will undoubtedly take longer than anticipated, you forgot to allow for travel time, the crew is hungry (don’t forget time for lunch!) and when you finally get to the restaurant, you are two hours late. The owner now has to take care of the dinner crowd and you’re out of luck.

You didn’t get into video to become a bureaucrat. You bought your camcorder and gear to watch your visions ...

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