Writing your Script in a Cost-Effective Way

Taking into account film budget constraints

By  Leslie Tabuteau


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 book 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.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

GUIDE-AT-A-GLANCE

  • 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

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Publisher: Moviesoft
Author:  Leslie Tabuteau
Release Date: 13/10/2020
ISBN:978-1-913580-09-4
Language: English
Download options: PDF (Watermarked)