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Why Production Value Matters

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Contributed By Glen Berry

IMPORTANT CONCEPTS
  1. Production Value is a Method of Evaluating Quality
  2. Production Value is Easily Assessed
  3. The Industry Will not Permit Low Production Value

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SUMMARY

  • Commercial value of a movie will be evaluated on the basis of production value, which says nothing about the artistic quality of the piece.
  • Even the most unsophisticated of viewers can and will make a judgment about the production value of your film in a matter of moments.
  • The film industry is far too competitive to deliver projects of low production value. You must maximize the value that each dollar delivers to the picture.
LESSON
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.