The Production Manager

Movies are make-believe. They are designed to portray reality to such an authentic degree that even stories taking place millennia ago in far-away galaxies look true and convincing. In historical movies or science fiction films this becomes obvious, as there is no such “reality” which might be used to film in—but of course this is true for stories set in everyday life as well, and even for documentaries to a certain degree. Considering that it takes a small “army” of technicians, actors, and other personnel to create this illusion it becomes clear that there is no “let's just go ahead and shoot” without meticulous preparation, planning, and legal work far in advance to any first day of cameras rolling. This book will ...

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