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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 4th Edition by David K. Irving, Peter W. Rea

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Chapter 5

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

PRODUCER

Creating a Budget

Now that you have some idea of how long it will take to shoot your project and what elements will cost you money, creating a budget will be that much easier. If you have only so much money available or have set a limit on the amount of money you feel comfortable spending, put these figures aside for the moment ...

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