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Budgeting for Sound: How Much Does Audio Post Cost?

Source: https://www.cinemasound.com/budgeting-sound-much-audio-post-cost/
POSTED ANALYSIS

Sound Costs 10%

Music is 70% of the audio budget – or 7% of the whole.

Here’s some simple examples to give you an idea of what you’ll be spending for a few different budgetary levels of feature productions:

Budget: $50,000

  • DX Cleanup = DIY
  • SFX = DIY
  • Foley = $500
  • Ambiences = DIY
  • Re-Recording = $2,500
  • Music = $500 (according to my suggestions in Pro Membership)
  • Total = $3,500 (or 7% in total)

Budget: $250,000

  • DX Cleanup/ADR = $2,500
  • SFX = $1,500
  • Foley = $3,000
  • Ambiences = DIY
  • Re-Recording = $8,000
  • Music = $10,000
  • Total = $25,000 (or 10% in total)

Budget $1,000,000

  • ADR only = $5,000
  • SFX = $3,000
  • Foley = $5,000
  • Ambiences = $1,000
  • Re-Recording = $16,000
  • Music = $70,000
  • Total = $100,000 (or 10% in total)

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