reb•e•lu•tion (reb’el lu shen) n. a teenage rebellion against the low expectations of an ungodly culture.

10/25/2005

CFA: 1:50 P.M. - 10/25

Geoff Botkin just informed us that when he was a teenager it would cost at least $300,000 to acquire the most basic tools for shooting on film. At that time it would cost $2,000 and take at least two weeks to do one dissolve.

It is much more affordable to make films today than it was three or four decades ago. However, Mr. Botkin stressed that despite the drop in price, which is significant, it is still critical that you operate with a budget. "Avoid debt at all costs."

He is encouraging young filmmakers to get the best cameras they can, they best software they can, the best lights they can, the best mikes they can, but all without breaking your budget. "Best-within-your-budget" should be the standard.