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Mike Figgis on budgets

Mike Figgis discusses film budgets for the FutureLearn course Explore Filmmaking by the BFI and NFTS. Watch the video.

Mike Figgis talks through some of the key features of a film’s budget. He discusses:

  • choice of equipment and stock: camera, film, processing

  • number of locations

In addition, a filmmaker needs to consider all the direct costs such as rights, salaries for actors and crew, travel and subsistence, as well as indirect costs such as marketing and distribution.

In the next step, we will ask you to consider how the budget may have been divided up for The Mass of Men.

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