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Grammar of the Shot, 2nd Edition by Christopher J. Bowen, Roy Thompson

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Chapter Four

Putting Your Shots Together: Prethinking the Editing Process

Question: What is “shooting for editing?”

Answer: During production, when you are recording all of the visual material for a project, you make sure that your shots cover all of the action from each angle required so that when it comes time to edit the individual shots together, there is enough visual material to show the entire story from the preferred positions of coverage.

It is extremely important to remember that creating and recording all of the shots discussed so far is only one part of the visual storytelling process. While you are shooting, you are in production, but once you are done recording all of your motion images, the project moves into a phase called ...

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