Yes, directors can direct at the same time as producers/producers. It’s only a matter of experience and inclination.
How is a director’s budget assigned?
In Hollywood in particular, directors are paid very well if they can get a budget for themselves or their production that isn’t too big. Most of the time a filmmaker will choose between two budgets: the first is paid for by the writer and producer, the second is paid by their production. It’s often this second budget that makes or breaks any film’s success, in my case for my first two films I did that. Sometimes directors will even put all their own money into a movie (a little weird for my tastes, but I got used to it). The big money goes to the screenplay, production design, editing and the sound track, while the smaller sum goes to the production team for food, hotels, etc.
It’s a complicated and complicated process. Directors need to take on a lot of risk, as they will have the most control over the final product, but they also need to take a lot of responsibility for any mistakes they make. A film that made a hundred million dollars without any mistakes was going to fail from the very start because of its own lack of imagination, and many other failures. So a good director needs to know his limits pretty well.
Most filmmakers are not superstars. Most are really good, yet not on par with the big names because they haven’t got a large enough budget. They are still very capable, but in my experience if you’re going to spend a thousand and a half thousand dollars on a film, you’ll want someone who knows what to do with it! In this respect I consider Robert Altman, Steven Soderbergh, Martin Scorsese, Martin Scorsese, Alfonso Cuarón, Steve Jobs, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg or anyone else who has money involved to be the most important figures.
To get a look at what they’re worth check out their Wikipedia pages. I’ll keep those links up as long as they exist.
I will do my best to answer all your questions, but I don’t guarantee that everything will make sense and therefore, mistakes will be explained.
I hope these tips will help you to make better films, and I look forward to hearing your feedback and comments. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to comment below or email me directly at the usual address : rob@
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