An Introduction To Film Budgeting

Taught By:

Ashim Ahuja


Producer Ashim Ahuja walks you through what a budget really is, and how it can benefit your film.

Lesson Plan

Your first reaction to the word "budget" is probably a bad one. But a budget is actually a creative and organizational tool to help you figure out how to make your project happen.

Producer Ashim Ahuja walks you through his approach toward making a budget, the advantages to having one, and getting creative when money is tight.

Want to get started? Here is a free budget template you can use to learn how everything is broken down:
- RJFS Budget Template (Excel Workbook)
- RJFS Budget Template (Excel for Web/Google Sheets)
- RJFS Budget Template (PDF)

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