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Directing, 3rd Edition by Michael Rabiger

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CHAPTER 32

ROLL CAMERA

 

As the time comes to roll camera, the script supervisor makes a last check to see that characters are correctly costumed. The right props must be on the set and at hand, and nothing can be forgotten or misplaced.

The AD's task is to marshal everyone into their starting positions, ensure that doors and windows are closed, and get silence on the set, ready for action. There is a last hair and make-up check, and the director of photography (DP) checks that all lights are switched on. If you are using a film camera, the assistant cinematographer (AC) has checked the film gate for debris, something that must be done regularly.

Distances have been measured out and the focus puller is ready to adjust the lens in perfect synchronization ...

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