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Cost / Production breakdown

Pre Production ($100)

Get all questions / stories together (recommend at least 20 – 25 questions)
– Use the basic question structure: Who, Why, What, When Where, How

Video and Photo Assets:
Gather up around 30 – 40 photos and 10 – 15 short videos from your life
– Make sure you have photos and video that match up to the questions / story you answer

Send over some songs you want to use for reference
– Need 5 – 8 songs for documentary
– Don\’t use copyrighted music
– you can\’t sell or distribute on major platforms with copyrighted music
– They usually mute copyrighted music online
– I would recommend using a licensing service like soundclick

I have a song library with cleared licenses $100 for 10 songs

Set up time to film interview(s)
– send questions for interview

FIRST PAYMENT OF $200 made via paypal

Production ($150)

Film Interview(s) 3 hours
Film Poem for end (30 minutes)
Get assets: Photos / Video send via Wetransfer
Get Cast and Crew list for credits send via email

Gas = $30 (included in price)

Post Production ($150)

Edit together interview(s) with Audio, Photos and Video (3 weeks)

Total Running Time: 30 minutes

2 Rounds of changes (3 weeks)
Send first cut of documentary vis unlisted youtube link for changes (1 week)
Send second cut of documentary vis unlisted youtube link for changes (1 week)
Final OK (1 week)

Sign off on music license

FINAL PAYMENT OF $200 made via paypal

Upload to youtube channel
– add synopsis to description

Send all assets zipped via Wetransfer

Cost to Make PRODUCT
$400: Documentary without marketing

MARKETING ($525)

Online
Website for documentary
Store to sell DVD\’s / Products
Cost to create website
$200 for basic 3 page site
$100 for advertising of site
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$300

Facebook page ($75)
Create page
Add as admin
6 months of page management
– 20 posts of screenshots from documentary / quotes / poem / dvd for sale
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$75

DVD\’s ($150)
Cover Design: $50
Barcode
Synopsis / Cast and Crew list
50 DVD cost: $2 a unit – full color / professional $100
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$150

Cost to Make PRODUCT with MARKETING
$825: Full package ready for sale and advertising

Return on investment
Sell 50 DVD\’s at $10 = $500
Sell 20 rentals / buys at $5 = $100
Sell 30 tickets to see your movie at $5 = $150
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$750 Possible ROI