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Film Budgeting Masterclass Featuring Movie Magic Budgeting Software
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2h 59m

Master the art of financial management for cinematic ventures. Join our comprehensive film budgeting masterclass today!

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Jackie's extensive industry experience includes working on a wide range of film projects, from independent productions to major studio releases. His expertise in budgeting has contributed to the successful completion of numerous films within allocated resources. Through his online course, Jackie provides personalized guidance and practical tips, empowering filmmakers to navigate the complexities of budgeting with confidence and precision. His teaching style is engaging, interactive, and tailore

About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • The “Film Budgeting Masterclass” caters to individuals eager to acquire expertise in the realm of financial management for cinematic ventures. 
  • This comprehensive course is tailor-made for filmmakers, producers, production managers, film students, and enthusiasts fascinated by the intricacies of film production. Regardless of your familiarity with the filmmaking landscape, this masterclass guarantees to equip you with the proficiency to strategize and regulate the financial aspects of film projects. 
  • Whether your aspirations lie in directing, contributing behind the scenes, or simply cherishing the art of cinema, this program offers essential budgeting skills to ensure your filmmaking endeavors thrive.

What you’ll learn: 

  • Comprehending Film Budgets: Delve into the foundational concepts of film budgets, gaining insights into the multifaceted elements and classifications pivotal to formulating an all-encompassing budget for a film endeavor.
  • Precise Cost Estimation Techniques: Hone your ability to accurately assess expenses across diverse facets of filmmaking, encompassing pre-production, production, post-production, equipment, cast, crew, locations, and beyond.
  • Strategic Budget Allocation: Explore a repertoire of budget allocation strategies and methodologies, unraveling the art of resource allocation for optimal and efficient outcomes.
  • Crafting Detailed Budget Breakdowns: Master the art of crafting meticulous budget breakdowns, systematically enumerating and categorizing expenses integral to every facet of the film project.
  • Expense Oversight: Unearth techniques to effectively monitor and manage film-related expenditures, ensuring adherence to the budgetary confines throughout the production journey.
  • Navigating Budget Constraints: Develop proficiency in navigating budgetary limitations, ingeniously engineering solutions to achieve superlative outcomes while adhering to financial boundaries.
  • Risk Evaluation and Mitigation: Cultivate the ability to identify potential budgetary risks and devise strategies to mitigate them, fostering a seamless and unobstructed production trajectory.
  • Utilizing Budgeting Tools and Software: Familiarize yourself with an array of budgeting tools and software, streamlining the budgetary process and elevating precision.
  • Art of Budget Presentation: Gain expertise in presenting budgets with professionalism, enabling you to captivate potential investors, stakeholders, or production entities and secure funding for your projects.
  • Real-Life Case Analyses: Through immersive real-life case studies and tangible examples, harness your knowledge to dissect and interpret actual film budgets, gaining invaluable insights into practical scenarios.


  • No prior knowledge is required to take this course

Upon completion of the masterclass, participants will possess a robust command over the principles underpinning film budgeting. This newfound mastery empowers individuals across diverse roles – be it budding filmmakers, accomplished producers, or adept production managers – to confidently orchestrate, administer, and present budgets for film ventures spanning varying scales. These acquired skills stand as invaluable assets, poised to guide you through the intricate financial labyrinth of the filmmaking domain, ensuring triumphant navigation of its multifaceted challenges.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned film budgeting.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Course Curriculum
Introduction 00:00:00
Case Study 00:00:00
Course Downloadable Resources 00:00:00
Section 2 - Primary Budget Configurations
Header And Footer 00:00:00
Setup Globals 00:00:00
Contractual Charges 00:00:00
Setup Fringes 00:00:00
Section 3 - Above The Line
Introduction 00:00:00
Script 00:00:00
Producer 00:00:00
Director 00:00:00
Cast 00:00:00
Stunts 00:00:00
Extras And Stand Ins 00:00:00
Travel And Per Diem ATL 00:00:00
Above The Line Final 00:00:00
Section 4 - Below The Line
Production Staff 00:00:00
Set Operations 00:00:00
Set Lighting 00:00:00
Wardrobe 00:00:00
Make-Up And Hair 00:00:00
Animals 00:00:00
Camera 00:00:00
Set Dressing 00:00:00
Set Design 00:00:00
Set Constructions 00:00:00
Props 00:00:00
Picture Vehicles 00:00:00
Production Sound 00:00:00
Facilities 00:00:00
Mechanical SFX 00:00:00
Locations 00:00:00
Transportation 00:00:00
2nd Unit 00:00:00
Visual Effects 00:00:00
Travel And Per Diem BTL 00:00:00
Post Production 00:00:00
Below The Line Final 00:00:00
Section 5 - Final Draft
1st Budget Adjustments 00:00:00
Above The Line Adjustments 00:00:00
Below The Line Adjustments 00:00:00
Final Thoughts 00:00:00
Media & Production
Media & Production

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