budgeting

Throwback Thursday: Surviving Your First Film Market

Throwback Thursday: Surviving Your First Film Market

In November I went to my very first American Film Market.  If you’re a filmmaker or any kind of “content creator,” you really need to start…

Budgeting Wisely for an In-House Video Studio

Budgeting Wisely for an In-House Video Studio

In our last article, we discussed building an in-house corporate studio. Assuming that you’ve got the approval to move forward, the next challenge is budgeting for the studio…

Thinking About Extras

Thinking About Extras

This happens a lot: I’m budgeting a script and I get to this crowded street scene, or a basketball game, or a really killer dance set piece.  I…

Thinking About Crew Prep

Thinking About Crew Prep

One of the biggest mistakes I see first-time filmmakers commit is to think solely in terms of production time when it comes to crewing up.  The crew shows…

Money

Money

Imagine this: It’s the Producer’s Invitational Pancake Breakfast. Large hotel ballroom: happy grips, electricians and DPs are pouring batter and flipping pancakes for their guests. Directors…