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Directing, 3rd Edition by Michael Rabiger

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CHAPTER 30

BREAKING DOWN THE SCRIPT

 

Shooting rehearsals on video should have given you a firm sense of the camera coverage required, but final codification with your director of photography (DP) can only be decided in relation to your authorial intentions and the limitations of the medium itself. While simple poverty may preclude dollying or craning shots, freeze frames, special titling, and optical work, this is, after all, just slick packaging and its absence should never debilitate a worthwhile film.

The responsibility for the graphic aspects of filmmaking lie variously with the director, cinematographer, and art director. Steven Katz's Film Directing Shot by Shot (Boston: Michael Wiese Productions in association with Focal Press, 1991) ...

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