Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film: A Panic-Free Guide
An essential, instructional guide by Paula Landry
If you plan on making film or video, you have to read this book.
If you are planning on producing a film or TV show, you need to read this book. This is an essential for the first time or novice producer. Extremely detailed, this book will save your butt. It explain the how and why of film and video production scheduling and budgeting. She covers the big pictures as well as the minutia.
Lots of great charts and tables. Paula Landry, an experienced producer with credits in commercials, multimedia concerts, films and branded Internet videos, explains the various ways of handling the scheduling and budget control challenges, as well as an overview of various manual and automated ways of handling them.
1. Schedule and budget basics
2. Identifying resources: the breakdown
3. Organizing resources: the schedule
4. Pricing resources: the budget
5. Helpful scheduling and budgeting tips
6. Managing resources
7. Special considerations
8. Additional topics you are bound to encounter
|How to produce your films on time and on budget.|
Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film: A Panic-Free Guide - An essential, instructional guide by Paula Landry
Budgeting and scheduling are easy in principle but hard in practice. The successful producer has a solid plan for juggling dozens of activities and costs while retaining the flexibility to cope with those inevitable last-minute changes and stay on course.
Other resources look at budgeting and scheduling in isolation; this book is unique in covering the two closely intertwined activities in a single volume. Readers get both topics for the price of one book; competitors cover each topic separately. All the fundamentals of line producing are covered in a quick-reference format and the tips apply no matter what kind of scheduling or budgeting software you're using.
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