The Budget Book for Film and Television [NOOK Book]

Overview

This guidebook is intended to help both the novice and the experienced producer to create and fine-tune their budgets. Based on the top budgeting software packages, Movie Magic and EP Budgeting, this book takes the reader through each line item in the budgeting software and describes the background for that item, how it fits into the overall production, and any issues or pitfalls that may arise from it. This book is a useful reference for independent filmmakers who depend on accurate, easy-to-understand budgeting...
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The Budget Book for Film and Television

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Overview

This guidebook is intended to help both the novice and the experienced producer to create and fine-tune their budgets. Based on the top budgeting software packages, Movie Magic and EP Budgeting, this book takes the reader through each line item in the budgeting software and describes the background for that item, how it fits into the overall production, and any issues or pitfalls that may arise from it. This book is a useful reference for independent filmmakers who depend on accurate, easy-to-understand budgeting methods to seek funding for their projects.

Audience: Line producers, production managers, producers, independent filmmakers.

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"A superb guide to figuring out costs for a large-scale production in a methodical, accurate manner." - Library Bookwatch
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136045851
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/26/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 340
  • Sales rank: 1,165,092
  • File size: 9 MB

Table of Contents

Using the Software
1 Introduction 1
2 Before we begin 3
3 Preparing to Budget 7
4 Setting up 24
5 Building an Account 43
6 Copy-and-Paste 65
7 Superbudget 80
8 Building your Budget 90
9 Contractuals, Comparisons, and Subsets 98
10 Finishing 111
Budgeting: An Account-by-Account Analysis
1100 Development 116
1200 Story and Other Rights 121
1300 Continuity and Treatment 123
1400 Producers 125
1500 Directors and Staff 128
1600 Cast 131
1700 Above-the-Line Travel and Living 137
2100 Production Staff 138
2200 Art Department 149
2300 Set Construction 153
2400 Set Decoration 157
2500 Property Department 160
2600 Camera Department 166
2700 Electric Department 174
2800 Grip Department 180
2900 Production Sound 186
3000 Mechanical Effects 190
3100 Special Visual Effects 195
3200 Set Operations 197
3300 Wardrobe Department 203
3400 Makeup and Hair Department 209
3500 Location Department 215
3600 Transportation Department 230
3700 Videotape Department 246
3800 Studio Requirements 250
3900 Atmosphere 257
4000 Production Film and Lab 261
4100 Tests 265
4200 Second Unit 266
5000 Post-Production 267
5100 Editing 268
5200 Post-Production Film and Lab 274
5300 Post-Production Sound 281
5400 Music 287
5500 Titles 289
5600 Optical Effects 292
5700 Post-Production Video 296
5800 Facilities 301
5900 Other Charges 302
6100 Insurance 303
6200 Legal Costs 306
6300 Publicity 307
6400 Miscellaneous 311
6500 Contractuals 314
6600 Fringe Benefits 320
6700 Finis 323
Index 325
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