Posts Tagged ‘production’

7 Ways To Screw Up Your Film Budget-Reason #1: Finance

Writers Need To Become Film Producers  Many times, when a producer or a writer hires me to create and producer a schedule and budget, they have very similar misconceptions or omissions upon outlining their projects’s probable Film Budget. In a series of videos and articles, I am going to cover two subjects. One, how can…

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Why Don’t Films Shoot Scenes in Sequence?

Cost. Pure and simple. When  shooting a police drama TV show or feature (for example), you might revisit some locations more than a few times in Script Sequence (from scenes 1 to 100 let’s say).  Remember that this is the Hollywood mentality.  Many countries have a less structured approach.  Equally valid if the movies gets…

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Aputure Lights – Great LED Lights

Aputure Lights have intrigued me completely.   The on or off-camera Amaran AL-528W Daylight LED Flood Light from Aputure is a daylight-balanced (5500K) LED light that delivers precise color accuracy thanks to its high CRI 95+ rated LEDs. The light produces a wide 75° beam angle with a brightness of 1,220 lux at a distance of 3.3′ and features…

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Production Glossary – Links

Production Glossary – Filmland Organized by Alphabet and very extensive.  The definition of “Butthead” still applies – no matter how much technology changes! http://www.filmland.com/glossary/Dictionary.html   New York Film Academy Student Resources A very good resource for some old and very new terms.  Well-organized. https://www.nyfa.edu/student-resources/glossary/   Filmsite – Glossary The nice thing about Filmsite are the…

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Media Math: To Finance Your Film, You Must Consider Real Numbers and Realities

Budgeting Real Finance Numbers Many financing arrangements require financing costs and steep banking arrangements. These elements are not taken into consideration. Let’s be clear: The topic of Film Finance is a very complex topic to cover.   In this section, my concern is that film finance complexity is simply not accounted for in the budget.  Gap…

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Media Math: How Writers Should Think about Film Budgets Part 1

Broad Sense of the Film Budget and Producer’s Intention Film Production budgeting requires a lot of detail – but it starts with the broad strokes from the Producer. I need to know their general sensibilities for the project.  When I worked on the “Taken” films (I did all three with Liam Neeson), then I could…

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Production Technique – Use Forced Prespective Miniatures

 Forced Perspective Miniatures – A Fine Hollywood Tradition “At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum…

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