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    Hi guys,

    I'm new filmmaker with lots of questions. This time I'll ask this:
    Lets say I have an idea for film and get funding, then buy an equipment for filming. What's happens after with this equipment? Can I keep it?

  • #2
    Well if you bought it, then its yours.

    But if you can rent something and save the investors some money, and keep production cost's down then that's what I would do.
    Distribber - Keep 100% of your film's revenue

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    • #3
      Thanks! I was not sure if I can cause it is my project but investors money. In general my idea is to get some funding for project and buying and after then keeping the equipment will be my only profit. And then with this equipment I could work on other projects and then I'll be able to keep production costs down.

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      • #4
        I'd look at which piece of equipment you're thinking of renting/buying one by one, and how much you're going to use it. For example, a camera is worth buying (probably, in my opinion) if you're wanting to shoot a lot. Lights, on the other hand, depends. Some may be inexpensive and worth keeping on hand, other lighting set ups may really be very mission specific and not needed other than for one or two shots.

        Granted, I'm speaking from the mindset of someone who loves DIY solutions. That's another way to save some money, too, but again you have to pick your battles.
        Find me on Twitter: [at]Shadoe_Fox

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        • #5
          Hi I'm pretty new to the film making world and I am in love with this type of shooting (the picturesClick image for larger version

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          • #6
            Great question. I think what Nick is saying is if your production company's "LLC" buys it, then the LLC will own it. I think there have been some bad practices about this though in the past with some of the new companies around here, so just make sure you don't seem like "that guy" to fund a movie just to purchase equipment. Again, great question

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            • #7
              Thank you guys!

              Charles, could you please explain what do you mean, cause I'm not sure I get it right.
              Thanks again!

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