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Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film, 2nd Edition by Paula Landry

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Chapter SevenSpecial Considerations

“Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, don’t fail me now.”

Dan Aykroyd as Elwood Blues, in The Blues Brothers

Each type of film presents different challenges that require special consideration. For example, some films take longer than others to make (features), require intermittent shoot schedules (documentaries), pose severely restrictive time and financial parameters (most films), or format (web and TV), or use of non-actors (educational and corporate). The commonalities are to:

  • Figure out what you know and start from there
  • Ask questions
  • Apply logic and common sense
  • Consolidate resources (people, places, things) whenever possible

Turn your schedule upside down and run different scenarios, “What if…longer ...

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