Guest Tim van der Linden Posted March 24, 2005 Share Posted March 24, 2005 Hey everyone, I've got my first opportunity to shoot a feature on a decent budget. I've shot several before but they have all had extremely low budgets, under $20k for all of them. Well, this next one looks like it will have a budget in the $450k-$650k range and I must say I'm a bit intimidated at trying to allocate what budget I'll be given. It's easy to put a budget together when everyone is working for deferred pay and you only have $2000 for lighting equipment, but at the amount of money I have to work with now I'm not quite sure how to tackle it. We'll be shooting 35mm, 1:85 and pretty much the entire film takes place in a mall. I'm wondering what sounds like a fair rate to pay my crew (the producer wants me to tell him what they should get) and how much to allocate to camera, lighting, etc. I'm hoping for a 20-25 day shoot. Of course, one complication is that the location is not yet secured so I have no idea what kind of lighting equipmet I'll be needing yet and I have no way of putting together any kind of specific daily equipment list at this stage. Anyhow, if anyone has had experience shooting features at this budget level, I'd love some advice or input. Thanks, Tim Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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