Cutting Film Production Costs
Rewriting your scene in a cost-effective way
This guide helps any screenwriter, director or producer to identify expensive scenes in a screenplay and suggests ways to rewrite them in a cost-effective way whilst preserving the essence of each scene of the script.
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You have finished your script and sent it to a few professional readers. The feedback is great but a common concern is that it might be expensive to shoot.
But what is meant by an expensive script to shoot? Or an expensive scene? How can you identify them?
Unfortunately at this stage of your project, you don’t yet have a full production report established by a Line Producer and/or an Assistant Director, listing all the expensive scenes of your script.
This guide will help you to identify those expensive scenes and suggest ways to rewrite them in a cost-effective way whilst preserving the essence of each scene of your script.
By the end of this guide you will be able to:
- Analyze various methods of changing your script to cut production costs
- Discover how to balance creativity and constraints of the budget
- Learn what elements add great expense to a scene and various workarounds
- Understand how sound can be utilized to enhance the production and cut cost
- Constraints vs creativity
- What is an expensive scene?
- List of elements which might make a scene expensive to shoot
- The use of sound
- Asking yourself all the right questions
Author: Leslie Tabuteau
Release Date: April 20, 2020
Download Format: PDF