On which areas one should concentrate to cut the cost of Production when Making an Inde feature

    Joke Tax

    What if God has no script Supervisor and Dejavu is a Continuity error???

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    Dennis Hartwig

    The script is where you can save the most money.

    • Too many speaking parts
    • Too many locations
    • SFX and Firearms
    • Stunts
    • Opticals
    • Exteriors on public roadways or sidewalks
    • Night exteriors
    • Crowd scenes
    • Weather and seasons
    • Specific music
    • Period pieces
    • Animals and Children
    • Trains and cars
    • Uniforms, “official” vehicles
    • Heavy make-up or hair demands
    • Errors and Omissions Insurance

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    John P. Hess

    Dennis points out some great script items to cut costs. Another potential place to cut costs is in the scheduling of production. Are you making unnecessarily company moves? Can you more efficiently use your cast and crew’s time? Can you group resources together to reduce rental costs?

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