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Basics of Video Production, 2nd Edition by Graham Swainson, Des Lyver

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8  The floor manager team

Without wishing to insult them, Floor Managers (and their team) are like oil! When their skills are applied judiciously the machine (i.e. the studio production) will run smoothly and efficiently. Without them, for sure, the machine will sooner or later seize up, and will always be more troublesome and less efficient. Like oil, though, incorrect application will also cause trouble!

The team consists of the Floor Manager, possibly an Assistant Floor Manager, and maybe Floor Assistants. As the division of work is principally governed by the amount of work, which is dependent on the scale of the production, small studios, and small productions, frequently have just one person - the Floor Manager - undertaking this vital ...

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