|What is the total sound budgets in American movies?
I am wondering what the (total) sound budgets are on American movies?
You didn't make clear whether you were including music in "sound (postproduction)
on an average budget Hollywood film." If you include the cost of music,
then the sound budget for a "typical Hollywood film" is in the ballpark
of 5% of the cost of the film (excluding publicity). Without music it's
less than half that. Obviously, there is enormous variation, but I think
the 5% figure isn't too far off as an average.
Gee, that isn't much. I'd say in Norway it's 0.5% music; 0.5% dialogue,
ADR, Foley, SFX; and 0.5% mix. If you're really lucky 0.5% trailer
(including picture editing). Usually there's no extra money for the trailer/publicity,
and the trailer is done from the budget of the film. And of course there
isn't any money left at the end of the project.
Wow, how can you expect people to take sound seriously if they only
spend a few percent of the film budget on the other 50% of the movie; sound...
|- "Hi mister producer I'd like to use
sound in storytelling".
- "Oh that's no problem my son, we'll
give the composer an enormous sum of money, and what about minimum wage
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