Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Budget for the new film...

I have calculated the expenses of our trip this past weekend. This marks the first purchases specifically for the film. I have estimated that $52.50 was spent on gas to and from our various destinations, as well as our much-needed coffee, and our lunch.

This brings up the question of, what is our budget? Well, I do not usually do budgets, but since this is a little more intense, I have decided to set a goal, so to speak. First of all, I expect this film to run an hour to an hour and a half. That is roughly twenty to thirty cartridges of film respectively. However, you never shoot an exact amount, so you buy more film than the actual run time. I will probably buy two to two and a half hours of film. That is nearly $600 alone, and that is for Kodachrome. Ektachrome is more expensive. This does not factor in the developing costs, the equipment needed for the shoot, or the props and costumes, if any. At this point, I am setting the budget at $1000 or under. I think this is easily obtainable, and I will, in the future, chronicle the methods I employ to make this happen.


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