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. Preplanning the budget and schedule of any media project is absolutely essential, and the 2nd edition of Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film: A Panic-Free Guide shows you the intricacies of handling both budgeting and scheduling successfully.
This new and updated edition explains the fundamentals of line producing in an easy-to-understand style, and includes tips and techniques that apply no matter what kind of scheduling or budgeting software you’re using. Author Paula Landry includes detailed examples of breakdown forms, organizing resources, distribution expenses, and hidden costs, and discusses how to set realistic priorities and find industry and state tax incentives. The new edition also includes discussions of transmedia and multi-purpose shooting, special considerations for VR, 4K and 3D shooting, new web platforms and mobile technology, crowd funding, film festivals, and much more.
- Each chapter is filled with handy checklists, tips, practical advice, and anecdotes, showing how scheduling and budgeting are done in the real world;
- Principles apply to any type of media project: film, video, music video, projects hosted online, and corporate and educational videos;
- An accompanying eResources page offers downloadable forms and templates, and other essential resources
This Scheduling and Budgeting Workshop will be presented by Paula Landry, film producer, media consultant, and author. All filmmakers and media makers are welcome to attend. Please feel free to bring your projects or scripts. Based on her book Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film; A Panic-Free Guide - For Beginners, which is an introduction to the basic principles of scheduling and budgeting your film. There are differences in scale and detail, but the fundamental process is the same whether you’re working on a webisode, short, feature, VR film, TV project, educational doc, industrial film, marketing video, or student film. In this workshop we’ll cover the essential process from script to schedule and budget.