Once your have a good handle on the overall scope and vision of your working concept, it's time for a reality check. In this video, Walter discusses the importance of being honest and realistic with your planning, budgeting, and production capabilities in the needed time frame of the project. It's okay to ask for outside help.
- Now at this point in the process,…you should have a good handle on the overall…scope and vision of your working concept,…and you certainly know your company's abilities.…Now, it's time for the reality check.…Are you ready to budget and execute this working concept?…Let's talk about confidence versus competence.…So most creative professionals I've met…are very confident in their skills,…but this should not be confused with competence.…For example, after some practice on a smaller job,…I felt I was a competent director…and I was ready to take on a Broadcast Sizzle.…
Well the executive producer politely yet firmly…informed me that, no, I was not ready,…and I should watch and observe the director they hired.…Watching the director work,…she was absolutely correct, and I learned a lot.…So, looking at the working concept you've developed,…yes, you do have the confidence,…but do you have the competence…to put together a budget that encompasses…everything that could be possibly be needed for this job?…Even just figuring out the production timeline,…
- Completing a client assessment
- Discerning between client needs versus wants
- Developing a working concept
- Creating time and crew assessments
- Coming up with the budget
- Presenting the proposal
- Revising the budget
- Knowing when to walk away
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Client Assessment
Client need vs. want1m 55s
2. Concept Development
3. Prebudget Production Planning
4. Putting the Budget Together
5. Presenting Your Budget and Proposal
6. Revising the Budget
Next steps1m 7s
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