Lights, Camera . . .

Hey, Big Spender

Before you roll tape on your video masterpiece, be sure to budget for these necessary elements:

  • Scriptwriting (very different from other writing disciplines)
  • Location rental
  • Make-up artist and hair stylist
  • Food or product stylist
  • Props
  • Hired talent, including actors or narrators
  • Equipment rental
  • Per diem expenses for additional crew members
  • Video editing
  • Sound effects and editing
  • Animation
  • Additional copies of the video
  • Video packaging
  • Shipping
  • Sales tax

Contact Source

Tilton Productions Inc.,,

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Gwen Moran is a freelance writer and co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Plans (Alpha, 2010).

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This article was originally published in the January 2000 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Lights, Camera . . ..

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