Stop a Disaster: Where NOT to skimp on a shoot


Theo Brown



Jenn Wexler

Glass Eye Pix

Producing any sort of content is expensive - there's equipment, crew, locations, and a craft services table that always seems like it needs to be replenished. With rising budgets and lessening returns, something has got to give, but what? It's easy to see an idle crew member and dream of striking that line item, but what happens when you actually do it? Production often feels like a Jenga puzzle - pulling the wrong block out might cause everything to collapse, but something has to be pulled. Filmmakers with producing and BTL experience relay their experiences good and bad about necessary cost cutting measures.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate