By Deke Simon with Michael WieseHow much is this production cost? Learn how to answer this question and much more with this ultimate guide for various productions. For over 15 years this book has been the essential handbook for the serious independent filmmaker. Written by two pioneers of do-it-yourself filmmaking, this book outlines every element of production.
Updated and revised for digital video productions (and video-to-film transfers), this definitive budget book contains detailed formats and sample budgets for many different kinds of productions, from "no budget" movies and documentaries to a $5 million feature along with all the crucial practical information that's made it an industry bible.
Also includes a comprehensive master list of line items, which covers just about everything that could possibly be put into a production; and pre-production and setting up a production company. Plus downloadable budgets which you can customize.
Included are sample budgets for:
- Indie features
- Music videos
- Student projects