FILM PRODUCTION CONSULTATIONS

OUR  FILM  PRODUCTION  RESOURCES  ARE...

The human kind.

If you are new to the world of media creation and have questions about the world of production, you can hire us as a production consultant. You can book a production meeting with us at the studio, or we can book video consultations. Let us know what you're up to, and we can tell you where to begin, what you're in for, and help you get a plan started. We can help you build a budget, work with a budget you already have, and give you a game plan to help you get your project made.

We can help you polish a pitch, give you an idea of what it will cost to make your project, and put together a media packet to get you funded. 

If you hire us as your production company, we will work with you through the entire process. Breaking down your budget, big, or small. We will break apart your creative to understand how to get what's on paper into real world visuals. We will crew your job. And we will produce the entire shoot for you. 

Our crew resources span non union, and the union world. Our production heads are also well versed in city, state, and federal rules for any and all make believe situations. We are also educated in on set COVID compliance rules for both non union, and SAG - AFTRA - Union talent. 

Producer rates are bid by job. Each job has it's own needs and needs equal time. Reach out if you have any questions about Producer rates for your project. 

 

Personal  Attention

 

The entertainment industry is built on many things. Ideas, money, talent, faith, teamwork, trust, and a lot of hard work. Trusting your team is a huge part of success, and hiring the right person, makes trust a cake walk. Getting the right advice is only the beginning. Acting on advice and putting one foot in front of the other is the meat and potatoes.

 

Knowing what to do, where to start, and where to head, turns walking into flying.

 

Preparation, process, and action equals success. 

 

Our consultation services are one on one meetings designed specifically for you and your project. It's your time to get answers to questions so you can take the next step and get your project made. 

 

Vague understanding or asking google can only get you so far. Experience is the only way you perfect a craft . Book a consultation with a human being that works in the industry, and has done for over 20yrs, someone that has all the answers, and gives answers in forensic detail. 

These consultations are like having a professional producer on your team, only, without the price tag attached!  

Let us help you fly...

Need a photo studio to rent, or help producing a film shoot, dream beings inc helps you find crew members, producers, Hair and makeup artists. Full service production company in Brooklyn, NY
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PRODUCTION SUPPORT...

PRODUCTION - 101 - CONSULTATION

1HR - $100

This is an hour long meeting about film production fundamentals. Perhaps you have an idea and want to make something but you know nothing about film production. Or, perhaps you have experience and have already made content, but you still have questions. Maybe you have an idea and a dollar amount but have no idea what or who you need. You want answers about where you should spend your budget and how you should spend your budget. There are so many variables.

 

We will teach you what production value means and how to get it.

 

What are the pro's and cons of Union V non Union for my film? Where should I focus my energy in pre pro. What is pre pro?

 

We will give you a checklist of tricks, structure, industry standards and creative ways to make a film with a macro budget.

We will teach you ways to keep track of your time, energy, your budget, and, your content. We can also help you understand how to expand your idea into a script if its all still in your head. 

 

We will talk about being organized, and what that means exactly. We will talk about understanding best and worst case strategies, scenario's and "quick fixes". We will talk about prioritization, delegation, and motivation. We will breakdown crew positions, teach you about who does what, how they do it, and why. We will also talk about crew and production needs V's budget. Learning how to decide who and what is necessary, and why.  

Understanding the practical application of imagination into the "real world" of content production is only something you can really learn by doing it, thousands of times. And doing it on all kinds of sets. Understanding your script, or idea in budgetary terms is critical. And understanding where you put that budget is also critical. Mistakes, a lack of attention to detail, and "run and gun" can end up costing you money, costing you creative, or at times, costing lives. 

Process is everything!

Making moving pictures is a business, and there are structures in place for very good reason. Consider this a meeting with the film Oracle. 

Consultation is available in the studio or Video Meeting.

 

PRE PRO - CONSULTATION

1HR - $100

 

Questions answered, plans made....

 

 

This is an hour where we talk about your project, and together, we design a plan of action, help you understand process, and give you a timeline so you can "see" a project map. 

 

You have an idea and need to shoot something but you don't know what or where to begin. This consultation is a pre production meeting about your production. We can look at your idea, your script, your budget, or lack there of. We can organize a production schedule for you and tell you what your priorities are. We will give you a check list of all the things, people, and equipment you may need to accomplish what you are trying to do. We can also answer questions about permitting, union rules, on set protocol, and how to spend your budget wisely, effectively, and get the biggest bang for your buck. We can help you make your script production friendly, and advise you on how to tweak creative to benefit budget and attain the most visual assets.

 

We can also use this hour to discuss our designing a creative campaign for you. Perhaps you have a product, service, or business you need a commercial for. We can begin to build a brand story for your brand. 

 

Perhaps you are an actor and need content for your reel. We will discuss what kind of scenes you are looking for. What kind of content you are interested in booking. And what kinds of stories inspire you. We can discuss scene partners, availability to other actors, location ideas and design a two minute reel to showcase your work. 

 

If you have any questions about your consultation, please reach out and ask. 

This consultation is available in person, at the studio, or through a Video Meeting.

SCRIPT DOCTOR - CONSULTATION

1HR - $100

 

 

Media packets that get you funded! Polish your pitch! Hire a Script Doctor...

 

There's a difference between a page turner, and a page burner. Scripts can be tricky. They can be tricky to write, tricky to read, and they can be tricky to pull off the page and into real life. Especially if you are writing your story with no production consideration, or experience.

 

Three seconds of film can take a week to prepare, 200 people, two days to rehearse, and a whole day to shoot...  

 

There is no disputing that creativity begins on the page, and perhaps even a little beforehand, in the mind of the writer... But I assure you, creativity, and money, go hand in hand. And the creativity at the core of film and media making, from page to stage, is in production.

 

The business of producing, and polishing creative. 

 

If you have a script and you're looking for funding, or, you have a pocket full of cash and are headed out the door to shoot it yourself. There are a few things you should know before you start printing copies and mailing them to Netflix, or tying up your shoelaces to head off with a camera...

 

If you're looking for funding for your script, then you should have a media packet, and not just a script. "What's in a media packet?" you ask. Well, good question. If you google it, you will get a lot of different answers. Because there are basics, but depending on what your selling, a media packet varies from creative to creative. We can fill you in on what causes impact, how it causes impact, and what investors are going to want to see, and what they are going to want answers to. 

Time is money, and like a casting director watches audition tapes, so do investors, and companies, looking to fund our industry read, watch, and listen to pitches. 

I think Eminem said it best.... "You got one shot." You want to move with purpose, make an impact, and get your story told.

 

If you're looking to make it yourself, then you should have a script that can actually be made, beautifully, as written, and with the budget you can afford, or that you can justify to investors. And if you justify it, you better be able to pull it off. Going over budget is almost guaranteed, although there are a few exceptions to every rule. The key is budgeting properly, including having a buffer for mishaps, or emergencies. And knowing what those might be.

 

Budgeting is not only a good idea financially, but psychologically, and spiritually. The stress of running out of money while you are still in production, is not only debilitating, it's unnecessary. It's also bad practice, especially if it's someone else's money. Asking for more might not be an option. It can also be the death of your project, your relationships with crew, and a career. Film production in practical application is stressful enough.  

 

This consultation is to talk about your script, a script that's waiting for its next chapter, in real life.

 

If you are looking to get your project funded, then we can help you build a media packet that's a visual deck to the behind the scenes of your script. You need to "Show" people what the script looks like, in parts, and pieces, and in a way that makes them want to see the project come to life. And in a way that makes them want to give you money to make it. 

 

Another subfile to the media deck, is the script itself. How much will this script cost to make, as written? It doesn't matter where the money comes from, it doesn't change the price. And production of any kind, costs money. 

 

We can help you understand the business of your script, and help you polish it into not only an amazing story, but one that also has its production considerations rationally budgeted.

We can give you alternatives creatively. We can help you polish your story so it is creative as well as production friendly. If your script is complex at its core - SFX heavy, stunt heavy, multiple locations heavy, and not necessarily "Production Friendly" We can discuss how to make it Production functional, and at what cost. 

 

Let's get your pitch polished!

If you have any questions about your consultation, please reach out and ask. 

This consultation is available in person, at the studio, or through a Video Meeting.

1st AD - SCHEDULING WIZARD - CONSULTATION

3HRS - $300

 

 

1st AD - Shoot Scheduling - 101

What's a 1st AD?

The1st Assistant Director is one of the most important positions on any set, as far as functionality goes.. Commonly referred to as the "AD" or, "the 1st"

 

The 1st AD is responsible for all crew movements, talent movement, equipment movements, call times, budget, safety, city, state, and federal guidelines. Labor laws for crew, Adult Talent, Minors, both union and non union. Set management, and of course, making a shoot schedule. 

There are also 2nd AD's, 2nd 2nd AD's, 3rd AD's and so on... Each one has a different responsibility while also belonging to an overall departmental responsibility... That being said, they all report to the 1st AD...

 

The 1st AD manages all the day in and day out movements of crew, production, equipment, and shooting schedule on set.

 

The AD is also heavily involved in pre production, outlining difficulties, flagging time and budget issues, safety issues, and finding solutions for any and all problems, before they arise. They also solve any and all problems that may occur on set while shooting, in collaboration with the producer.

It's an "Above the line" position, and an invaluable one when it comes to preparation, management, and content delivery for complex or multi faceted shoots.  

 

A professional1st AD understands your script and creative needs forensically. Department structure, position needs and responsibilities. They understand equipment needs and functions, both creatively, and technically. Production needs, budgetary restrictions, location limitations, talent restrictions etc  The AD turns all that information into a shoot schedule. AKA a structure that breaks down the entire set life into minute by minute instruction and direction. An AD turns chaos into order, they sail the boat, and are the ships captain. If the ship is sinking, it's usually either the AD's fault, or the producers fault.  These two positions are the end of the line as far as responsibility goes. These two positions are supposed to have all the answers, all the time, period. 

 

It takes a certain kind of brain to understand, manage, direct, and execute what is like an entire city of movement, at once. It also takes an AD to know exactly what is needed crew wise, equipment wise, time, energy, rules, laws restrictions and man power to get the job done. They are the truth teller, the puzzle master, the motivator, and the conductor of the orchestra that is on set film making.

 

The first AD schedules your shoot days per content, equipment allocation, location and talent allocation, as well as time of day, props, wardrobe and Hair and makeup allocations, travel times, location restrictions etc, etc, etc. The AD schedules your shoot designed for the highest level of efficiency, crew moral, safety, and creative freedom, all the while keeping the production within budget. 

 

This is a 3 hr block of time to sit with a first AD and break down your script, and, depending on your content, at least begin to put it into a shooting schedule for you. We will sit with you and give you a map of the day, take notes about what equipment you are using, where you are shooting, how many talent you have etc, etc, etc. We will help you formulate a shooting plan to help you run your days efficiently. The $300 you spend here could save you thousands on the back end.

 

If you have any questions about your consultation, please reach out and ask. 

This consultation is available in person at the studio, or, through a Video Meeting. You will be contacted after booking and prior to the meeting to let you know what to have with you during the meeting. 

Headshots, model lookbooks, product photography, event space in brooklyn. Need a photo studio to rent, or help producing a film shoot, dream beings inc helps you find crew members, producers, Hair and makeup artists. Full service production company in Brooklyn, NY
Headshots, model lookbooks, product photography, event space in brooklyn. Need a photo studio to rent, or help producing a film shoot, dream beings inc helps you find crew members, producers, Hair and makeup artists. Full service production company in Brooklyn, NY
Headshots, model lookbooks, product photography, event space in brooklyn. Need a photo studio to rent, or help producing a film shoot, dream beings inc helps you find crew members, producers, Hair and makeup artists. Full service production company in Brooklyn, NY

Reach out and let us know what you need, or, book a consultation with us. 

Don't be shy, no question left behind. We are at the very heart of this company, an artisic resource. 

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