Category Archives: UPM

Casting 101: Common Rates For Actors, Talent, And Influencers
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One of the first lines in your production budget will be for front of camera performers. Whether you're booking David Duchovny or Dave Debutant your production is going to need to conform to Screen Actors Guild rules and SAG rates. These are the


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What are common rates for camera operators, DPs, & DITs
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Motion picture production work can be a great way to pave your way toward loftier Hollywood dreams or just get your hours on set to join one of the many technical unions.  To make either of these dreams come true, you need to know what you're


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Solutions for budgeting video production services properly
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Anyone can make a video, right? There's not that much that goes into pointing your camera or phone and just hitting record.  Yikes.  We all know it's quite easy to shoot a simple, low-quality video and post it on the internet for the world


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How to make the most of your video production budget
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Everything costs money.  So how can you make sure your video productions come in under budget and still look good?  Any video project, big or small, has to contend with budget limitations.


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Why you should know how to read a video production contract
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Have you ever looked at a contract and not know what every line means?  When you're working outside your comfort zone, especially as a client dealing with video production, these oversights and misunderstandings can cost you thousands of


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What to Consider When Signing a Video Production Contract?
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Today, anyone with a camera phone and a Youtube account can make videos. And not just point and shoot videos, but high-quality results that can be professional looking. 


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5 Tips to Start a Commercial Video Production Budget (Free Template)
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Planning a production budget is a challenge. There are so many things to account for and so many moving parts.  And starting from scratch can waste time and ruin efficiency.  That's why we created a free production budget template to help


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Will there ever be tax incentives for Phoenix Video Production?
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Shooting a film, TV show, or commercial can be expensive. But lucky for you, your state governments deliver specific tax incentives that bolster your budget.


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5 Things to Look for in Every Video Production Contract
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When you start out in the business, you're going to want to know exactly what kind of work you're being offered and exactly what the client expects from you.  That's where production contracts come into play.  They cover your butt when it


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