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Production Value Defined

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Contributed By Glen Berry

  1. Production Value is About more than Money
  2. Spend Money Where it Will Appear on the Screen
  3. Train Yourself to see Production Value

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  • Throwing money at the screen is the main method that Hollywood uses to create production value. However, money does not define production value. Production value is the presence of anything out of the ordinary that is not easy to obtain.
  • It is easy to spend money. It is much harder to ensure that every dollar that is spent will contribute to value that appears on the screen.
  • You must train yourself to find sources of production value for little cost. A good producer is always seeking ways to improve the production value of their picture from the resources around them.
Why Production Value Matters
A description of the importance of production value and why it matters to the independent producer.
Production Value Defined
A detailed definition of the term, Production Value, with examples and a clip.
Production Value Defined
A detailed definition of the term "production value".
The Cost of Production Value
Examples of actual costs of bringing production value to a shoot and an examination of the mindset of the producer in regard to ambition and motivation.
Put Money on the Screen
A discussion of common pitfalls for producers when making decisions about where to allocate funding, as well as where that money should be spent instead.