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Building The Perfect 5 Person Micro-Budget Feature Film Crew

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Film & Television 11th Jul 2017 Noam Kroll


Who are the most essential crew members to have on my micro-budget production?

On most micro-budget features (let’s say those with budgets between $5000 – $50,000), this is the sweet spot. From my experience, a 5 person crew working on a micro-budget film can often get more done than a 15 person crew in the same day, largely for reasons I’ve already outlined above.

Less crew + less logistics = More time shooting and less time coordinating.

So if you are directing or producing a micro-budget feature film right now, and want to keep your crew size to 5, here is how I recommend breaking it down:

1. DIRECTOR

Unless you are a producer reading this, this is probably you.

Much like the other crew members on this list, as the director you’ll be doing double or triple duty at all times… One of the big challenges I’ve encountered when directing micro-budget projects is juggling all of the many hats you need to wear (from PA to Producer), while still ensuring you are meeting your primary objective: Guiding your crew to work toward a singular creative vision.

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