Director Ty Roberts and lead Lane Garrison recording for "Iron Orchard."

 

BUDGET APPROACH

At Soundcrafter we work on all sizes of projects including the lowest budgets. Some projects are inherently more expensive than others. There might be dialogue problems and ADR needed. There may be extensive sound effects and design. Still there are things we can do to reduce costs: 1) Reduce our labor rates. 2) Do the editing and mixing in smaller rooms or at home. 3) Limit the work we do, like filling in the sound only where it is absolutely needed.

What we call an “In-House” project is the normal approach. Schedules are usually tight. All of the resources of Soundcrafter including talent and facilities are utilized. A Supervisor Sound Editor is in charge. Most of the mixing is down in one of the larger studios. 

What we call a “Home-Studio” project is low budget. Fewer editors are involved so schedules tend to be longer. Often the entire post sound work is done by one person at home with the Soundcrafter facility only used for the last days of the mix. Because labor rates are low priority may be given to high budget projects which can also contribute to the longer schedules. Still, if you don’t have a tight schedule and your work can be done when we aren't so busy on other projects, like late summer through early fall, this is how you can do your post audio inexpensively at Soundcrafter.

 

STEPS TO FIGURING OUT YOUR BUDGET AT SOUNDCRAFTER

There are two approaches:

1) Tell us whether your project is In-House, Home-Studio or somewhere in between and send us a link so we can watch it.  We'll return an itemized high budget estimate and a low estimate. Tell us what you want to do, likely something in between.

2) Same as above except tell us how much you to spend before we send the estimates.