Learn the basics of budgets for screen projects
Are you an aspiring producer/filmmaker or production manager needing to get your head around doing a budget for your screen project? Then this weekend intensive will head you in the right direction, introducing you to the basic Excel A-Z budget template and explaining what you need to produce an initial work-in-progress budget.
Learn the basics of breaking down a treatment for a budget, and the difference between above and below the line costings
Creating a workable schedule and how a production schedule effects the budget and vice versa
Funding productions; an introduction to the Producer Offset; obtaining the right quotes from suppliers and where to go to find rates for different crew and performers
Is Budgeting Fundamentals right for you?
In this course you will learn the skills required to do a basic budget which can be applied to a variety of projects. You might be developing a screen project and need to do an initial budget as part of a pitch, or a funding application or similar. Alternatively you may be wanting to understand how budgets work so you can properly brief a production manager to do a full budget for you.
This course will not teach you everything you need to do a full series or feature budget or be qualified as a Production Manager or Line Producer – it is an introduction to budgeting for screen projects.
If you would like a more in-depth course in this area you might consider our Industry Certificate: Production Management (Scripted) or Industry Certificate: Production Management (TV Unscripted).
What you will need
Some understanding of production techniques and processes is essential to get full value from this course. There will be an assumed level of knowledge so it’s not a suitable course if you have not worked on any film or TV production.
Ideally students will bring in their own laptop with Microsoft Excel pre-loaded. If this is not possible please let us know when you enrol.
This course is only open to students aged 18 +.
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